McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Ross Lafferty

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, taken on 22 Apr 1930, Page 246A, Family #325.
Listed as Ross Lafferty, age 2, born in WV, in household of father, Jesse Lafferty.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 351; WV Archives Web Site.
Ross Lafferty; age 22; born and living at Ravencliff, WV; single; son of Jess and Margaret Lafferty;
married on 16 May 1950 at Glen Rogers, WV; Shirley Snuffer; age 17; born at Bolt, WV; single;
living at Ravencliff, WV; daughter of Sherman and Sadie Snuffer.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1962); Page 351; WV Archives Web Site.
Ross Lafferty; age 34; born in Ravencliff, WV; divorced; living at Glen Rogers; son of J.S. and
Margaret Lafferty; married on 19 May 1962 at Glen Fork, WV; Shirley Douglas; age 18; born and
living at Glen Rogers, WV; single; daughter of Frank (sic, Fred) Douglas, deceased, and Opal
Douglas.
4. "The Register Herald", Beckley, WV, Sunday 3 Jul 2005, newspaper Obit.
"RAVENCLIFF - Beulah J. Tolliver, 72, passed away Friday, July 1, 2005, at her residence following a
long illness. "In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by ... a sister, Marie Blankenship; and two
brothers, Tressie Lafferty and Ross Lafferty. "Survivors include... a sister, Lessie Hash of Glen Fork; a brother, Roy Lafferty of Ravencliff..."
5. Social Security Death Index, LDS Web Site.
Ross Lafferty; born on 30 Nov 1927; died in Feb 1973.
6. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site, Cemeteries
http://members.aol.com/jlcooke2/cemetery.htm
Ross Lafferty; born on 30 Nov 1927; died on 20 Feb 1973; buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ravencliff,
Wyoming Co, WV.


Shirley Snuffer

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 351; WV Archives Web Site.
Ross Lafferty; age 22; born and living at Ravencliff, WV; single; son of Jess and Margaret Lafferty;
married on 16 May 1950 at Glen Rogers, WV; Shirley Snuffer; age 17; born at Bolt, WV; single;
living at Ravencliff, WV; daughter of Sherman and Sadie Snuffer.


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.