McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Families and Individuals

Notes


Russell R. Wirt

1. 1860 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Christiansburg and Alleghany Springs PO; taken on 18/21 Jun
1860; Page 58_; Family #186/180.
Listed as Russell Wirt; age 18; born in VA; in household of father, Andrew Wirt.
2. "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"; LDS Web Site.
Russell Wirt; age 22; born in 1842; son of Andrew and Annie Wirt; married on 24 Oct 1864 in
Montgomery Co, VA; Delilah Thompson; age 17; daughter of Sylvester and Sarah Thompson.
3. Civil War Pension Request Card; Filed on 13 Jun 1922; Application 1468869; Footnote.com
Russell Wirt; invalid; purortedly served in Co F; 11 Regiment of the Virginia Infantry; enlisted in Apr
1961; discharged in Apr 1865.
4. Mercer Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1926); Page 259;
Russell Wirt; age 90 yrs, 2 mons, 28 days; widowed; farmer; died on 27 Jun 1926 at Rock, WV from
apoplexy.
(Death and age calculatation would put birth date at 30 Mar 1836)


Delilah Thompson

1. "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"; LDS Web Site.
Russell Wirt; age 22; born in 1842; son of Andrew and Annie Wirt; married on 24 Oct 1864 in
Montgomery Co, VA; Delilah Thompson; age 17; daughter of Sylvester and Sarah Thompson.
2. Mercer Co, WV; death Certificate #3546; WV Archives Web Site.
Delilah Wirt; age 74 yrs, 10 mons, 17 days; born on 16 May 1850 in Giles Co, VA; married; daughter
of Jacob and Sallie (Connoway) Snider; Died on 2 Apr 1925 at Montcalm, Mercer Co, WV from
carcinoma of mouth with metastesis; buried on 3 Apr 1925 at Montcalm, WV; informant, Russell
Wirt, Mintcalm, WV.
(Delilah's parents conflicts with marriage records. Could be another Delilah.)


Georgia Ann Wirt

1. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; Goodwill; taken on 30 Apr 1910; Page 101A; Image 18
of 32; Family #138/138.
Listed as Georgie A. Jones; age 41; born in VA; married once for 21 yrs; 6 children, all living; in
household of husband, William J. Jones.
2. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1889); Page 53; Line 5; WV Archives Web Site.
William J. Jones; age 21; born in ____; single; railroader; living in Mercer Co, WV; son of _____;
married on 31 Jul 1889 in Mercer Co, WV; Georgia Holbrook; age 20; born in ____; widow; daughter
of Russell and Delilah Wirt.
3. Raleigh Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1950); Page 195; WV Archives Web Site.
Georgie Ann Jones; age 80 yrs, 7 mons, 1 day; widow; died on 27 Mar 1950 froma cerebral
hemorrhage.


Andrew Wirt

1. 1860 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Christiansburg and Alleghany Springs PO; taken on 18/21 Jun
1860; Page 58_; Family #186/180.
Listed as Andrew Wirt; age 57; born in VA; farmer; head of household.


Annie

1. 1860 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Christiansburg and Alleghany Springs PO; taken on 18/21 Jun
1860; Page 58_; Family #186/180.
Listed as Ann Wirt; age 51; born in VA; in household of husband, Andrew Wirt.


Catherine Wirt

1. 1860 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Christiansburg and Alleghany Springs PO; taken on 18/21 Jun
1860; Page 58_; Family #186/180.
Listed as Catherine Wirt; age 21; born in VA; in household of father, Andrew Wirt.


George Wirt

1. 1860 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Christiansburg and Alleghany Springs PO; taken on 18/21 Jun
1860; Page 58_; Family #186/180.
Listed as George Wirt; age 20; born in VA; in household of father, Andrew Wirt.


Andrew Wirt

1. 1860 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Christiansburg and Alleghany Springs PO; taken on 18/21 Jun
1860; Page 58_; Family #186/180.
Listed as Andrew Wirt; age 13; born in VA; in household of father, Andrew Wirt.


William Wade Wirt

1. 1860 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Christiansburg and Alleghany Springs PO; taken on 18/21 Jun
1860; Page 58_; Family #186/180.
Listed as William Wade Wirt; age 11; born in VA; in household of father, Andrew Wirt.


Cassie Steele

1. "McDowell County WV Heritage", Vol I, 1995, "Foster Ray Addair" article, page 89.
Foster Ray Addair; born 14 Apr 1933; son of Harvey and Lou Emma Dawson Addair; married Athlene
Vanover, daughter of Everett and Cassie Steele, on 20 Oct 1953 at Long Bottom, WV.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Panther, taken on 8/9 Jan 1920, Page 260B,
Family #173.
Listed as Cassie Steele, age 8, born in WV, in household of father, Lewis Steel.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 334; WV Archives Web Site.
Everett Vanover; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; laborer; living at Avondale, WV; son of
Sam and Onie; married on 26 Sep 1929 at Welch, WV; Cassie Steele; age 18; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of Lewis and Florence.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 14 Apr 1930, Page 258A, Family #313.
Listed as Cassie Vanover, age 19, born in WV, married at 19, in household of husband, Everett
Vanover.


James Vanover

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 14 Apr 1930, Page 258A,
Family #313.
Listed as James Vanover, age 1 month, born in WV, in household of father, Everett Vanover.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 361; WV Archives, Web Site.
James Vanover; age 18; born and living at Iaeger, WV; married on 29 Sep 1947 at Welch, WV; Edith
Roberts; age 18; born and living at Iaeger, WV; with consent of Cassie Vanover, mother of James
Vanover and Okey Roberts, mother of Edith Roberts.
3. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #70 015301; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James Vanover; age 40; born 3 Apr 1930 in WV; widowed; this is his 2nd marriage; 6th grade
education; living at Box 133, Iaeger, WV; son of Everett and Kassie (Steele) Vanover; married on
7 May 1970 in Grundy, VA; Thelma Joleanna Stump; maiden name Johnston; age 32; born 4 Feb
1938 in WV; widowed; this is her 2nd marriage; 1 yr HS education; living at Box 92, Premier, WV;
daughter of Raymond Childon and Margaret Hazel (England) Johnston.
4. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"James Vanover, 80, of Welch, WV, passed away on Tuesday March 15, 2011 at the Golden Harvest Nursing Home. He was born April 3, 1930 in Iaeger, WV, a son of the late Everett Vanover and Cassie Steele Vanover Wilmer. He was a retired coal miner who lived most of his life in McDowell County. Also preceding him in death, two sisters Patsy and Inez Vanover; first wife Edith Roberts Vanover; second wife Thelma Johnston Stump Vanover; a son Luther Vanover; brother Glen “Tiny” Vanover; stepson Robert Stump and stepdaughter Ginger Johnson French. Survivors include his children Imogene Jarrells and husband Roger, Buford Vanover and his companion Ruby Burks, Hilda Lively and husband David, Wilma Johnston and husband Alan, Luther’s wife Terry Vanover, Willard Vanover, Edward “Eddie” Vanover and wife Lisa, Mark Vanover and companion Jackie, Jason Vanover, Paul Gibson and wife Sonya and Wesley Johnson. Also left to cherish his memory are his sisters Betty Rose, Athalene “Sis” Addair and husband Foster; brothers Estel Vanover and wife Doris, Harold Vanover and wife Patty. James had eight children, four stepchildren, nineteen grandchildren, twenty eight great grandchildren, five step grandchildren and one step great grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Sunday March 20, 2011 in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, with Rev. Hannibal Blankenship Jr. officiating. He will be laid to rest in High Knob Cemetery at Coon Branch Mountain near Iaeger, WV..."


Edith Roberts

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 361; WV Archives, Web Site.
James Vanover; age 18; born and living at Iaeger, WV; married on 29 Sep 1947 at Welch, WV;
Edith Roberts; age 18; born and living at Iaeger, WV; with consent of Cassie Vanover, mother
of James Vanover and Okey Roberts, mother of Edith Roberts.


Buford Lee Vanover

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Buford Lee Vanover
Event Date 01 Jul 2005-29 Oct 2007
Event Place Welch, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 08 Sep 1949
Address Welch, West Virginia 24801
Address Date 01 Jul 2005-29 Oct 2007
2nd Address Huntington, West Virginia 25701
2nd Address Date 01 Mar 1999
3rd Address Clear Fork, West Virginia 24822
3rd Address Date 01 Sep 1996-01 Jun 2001
4th Address Welch, West Virginia 24801
4th Address Date 01 Nov 1992-13 Nov 2000
Possible Relatives Tony B Vanover
Affiliate Identifier 171282889"
2. Stafford Funeral Home; Oceana, WV; Posted Obit.
"Buford Vanover, 69, of Welch Pineville Road, WV passed away on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at his
sister's home. He was born on September 8, 1949 a son of the late James and Edith Roberts Vanover. In
addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his grandparents Evert Vanover, Cassie Steele Vanover
Wimmer, Bill Roberts and Okey Blankenship Roberts; brothers Luther and Jason Vanover; step brother
Robert Stump; and step sister Ginger Johnson French. Survivors include his sons Buford Lee
(Christina)Vanover of Welch and Tony Vanover of Roderfield; grandchildren Haley and Tony Bryan "Bam
Bam" Vanover. Jr.; step grandson Heath; brothers and sisters Hilda Lively of Wilcoe, Wilma (Alan)
Johnston of Premier, Imogene Jarrell of Princeton, Eddie (Lisa) of Elk Lick and Willard; step brothers Paul
(Sonja) Gibson of Princeton, Wesley Johnson of Princeton and Mark Vanover of Bluewell; his girlfriend
Ruby Burks and sons Pete and Terry Burks of Carswell; beloved sister-in-law Terry Vanover; and a host of
nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated and he will be laid to rest near his mother in High Knob Cemetery, Coon Branch Mountain. The family is being
served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV."


Willie "Bill" Roberts

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1924); Page 200; WV Archives, Web Site.
Willie Roberts; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Avondale, WV; son of Riley
and Tilda; married on 4 Feb 1920 at Avondale, WV; Okie Blankenship; age 19; born in McDowell Co,
WV; daughter of Prestion and Patty.


Okie Blankenship

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1924); Page 200; WV Archives, Web Site.
Willie Roberts; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Avondale, WV; son of Riley
and Tilda; married on 4 Feb 1920 at Avondale, WV; Okie Blankenship; age 19; born in McDowell Co,
WV; daughter of Prestion and Patty.


Riley Roberts

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 797
Sandy River Township, page 011.
Listed as Riley Roberts, age 1, in household of father, Cornelius Roberts.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1900); Page 297; WV Archives, Web Site.
Riley Roberts, Jr; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Panther, WV; son of
Neal and ____; married on 1 Dec 1900 in McDowell Co, WV; Tilda J. Roberts; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Miles and Rebecca Jane.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 18 Apr 1930; Page 239A; Image
31 of 33; Family #257/261.
Listed as Riley Roberts; age 51; born in WV; married at 21; farmer; head of household.


Matilda J. "Tilda" Roberts

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1900); Page 297; WV Archives, Web Site.
Riley Roberts, Jr; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Panther, WV; son of
Neal and ____; married on 1 Dec 1900 in McDowell Co, WV; Tilda J. Roberts; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Miles and Rebecca Jane.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 18 Apr 1930; Page 239A; Image
31 of 33; Family #257/261.
Listed as Tilda Roberts; age 43; born in WV; married at 13; in household of husband, Riley Roberts.


Graphe Roberts

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 18 Apr 1930; Page 239A; Image
31 of 33; Family #257/261.
Listed as Graphe Roberts; age 26; born in WV; single; in household of father, Riley Roberts.


Pearl Roberts

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 18 Apr 1930; Page 239A; Image
31 of 33; Family #257/261.
Listed as Pearl Roberts; age 19; born in WV; single; in household of father, Riley Roberts.


Gus Roberts

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 18 Apr 1930; Page 239A; Image
31 of 33; Family #257/261.
Listed as Guss Roberts; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Riley Roberts.


James Simon Vanover

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 16 Jul 1900; Page 269A; Image
61 of 65; Family #532/532.
Listed as James Vanover; age 18; born in VA in Jul 1881; in household of father, Henry Vanover.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marrieage Records; Vol #__(1904); Page 328; WV Archives Web Site.
James Vanover; age 19; born in Pike Co, KY; single; farmer; living at Panther, WV; son of Henry and
Rebecca; married on 18 Jun 1904 at Ranzy Kenady's; Annie Kennady; age 17; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of L.D. and Margaret.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 22 Apr 1910; Page 82B; Image 8 of 31;
Family #74/75.
Listed as James Vanover; age 25; born in KY; married once for 6 yrs; railroad laborer; head of household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #3492; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James Simon Vanover; age 36; born 19 Jul 1882; living at Avondale, WV; section laborer for N&W
Railway, Iaeger, WV; nearest relative, Mrs. Onie Vanover, wife, Avondale, WV.medium height and build; blue
eyes and dark brown hair.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 19 Apr 1930; Page 239B; Image 34
of 35; Family #268/272.
Listed as Simon Vanover; age 48; born in KY; married at 21; farmer; head of household.
6. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken on 30 Apr 1940; Page 1165B;
Image 32 of 64; Household #271.
Listed as Simon Vanover; age 56; born in WV (sic, KY); married; 3rd grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; section laborer for railroad; head of household.
7. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1949); Sandy River District; WV Archives Web Site.
James S, Vanover; age 67; born at Pikeville, KY; married; retired trackman; son of Henry and Beckie
(Branham) Vanover; died on 13 Mar 1949 of a cerebral hemorrhage.
8. McDowell Co, WV Web Site; Cemeteries; Vanover.
"This cemetery is located at the head of Coon Branch, near the head of Beartown WV. From Rt.
80, turn at the Beartown coal tipple and go up the hollow all the way to the top, and on a big
curve in the road, turn right and go about five miles. There is a sign on the left-hand side of the
road that reads Vanover Cemetery. Go out this road - the cemetery is at the end of the road.
Read June 4, 2000..."

James S. Vanover; born in 1882; died in 1949; buried here.


Annie "Onie" Kennedy

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marrieage Records; Vol #__(1904); Page 328; WV Archives Web Site.
James Vanover; age 19; born in Pike Co, KY; single; farmer; living at Panther, WV; son of Henry and
Rebecca; married on 18 Jun 1904 at Ranzy Kenady's; Annie Kennady; age 17; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of L.D. and Margaret.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 22 Apr 1910; Page 82B; Image 8 of 31;
Family #74/75.
Listed as Onie Vanover; age 22; born in KY; married once for 6 yrs; 3 children all living; in household of
husband, James S. Vanover.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 19 Apr 1930; Page 239B; Image 34
of 35; Family #268/272.
Listed as Onna Vanover; age 46; born in KY; married at 18; in household of husband, Simon Vanover.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken on 30 Apr 1940; Page 1165B;
Image 32 of 64; Household #271.
Listed as Oney Vanover; age 55; born in WV (sic, KY); married; 2nd grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, James S. Vanover.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1967); Sandy River District; WV Archives Web Site.
Onie Vanover; age 84; born in KY; widow; housewife; living at Iaeger, WV; daughter of Rans and
Margaret (Williamson) Kennedy; died on 11 Dec 1967 at Iaeger, WV from leukemia; buried on 13
Dec 1967 in Vanover Cemetery, Iaeger, WV; informant, Verner Vanover.
6. McDowell Co, WV Web Site; Cemeteries; Vanover.
"This cemetery is located at the head of Coon Branch, near the head of Beartown WV. From Rt. 80,
turn at the Beartown coal tipple and go up the hollow all the way to the top, and on a big curve in the
road, turn right and go about five miles. There is a sign on the left-hand side of the road that reads
Vanover Cemetery. Go out this road - the cemetery is at the end of the road. Read June 4, 2000..."

Onie K. Vanover; born in 1883; died in 1967; buried here.


Zetta Vanover

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 19 Apr 1930; Page 239B; Image 34
of 35; Family #267/271.
Listed as Zetta Vanover; age 16; born in WV; in household of brother-in-law, Roy Mullins, with sister,
Zella Vanover Mullins.