McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Familys and Individuals

Notes


James Vernon Bowman

1. "The Dickenson Star"; Norton, VA; 3 Mar 2006; Newspaper Obit.
"James Vernon Bowman, 81, of Big Stone Gap, passed away Tuesday (Feb. 28, 2006) at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Norton.

"He was born in Welch, W. Va. and had lived in Big Stone Gap since the late 1960's. He worked as a Mine Foreman for the Island Creek Coal Company for over 14 years and retired from M.S.H.A. as a Federal Mine Inspector, with 24 years service, where he was instrumental in developing mining guidelines. He was a U. S. Marine Corp Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Big Stone Gap Masonic Lodge #208. He was a member of the Big Stone Gap Church of God.

"He was preceded in death by his parents, Wade H. and Clara (Buchanan) Bowman; and a sister, Gloria Hamilton.

"Surviving are his loving wife of 59 years, Mae Hill Bowman; three sons, Larry Bowman of the home, James Daniel Bowman of Kingsport, Tenn. and Jerry Michael Bowman of Spartanburg, SC; two daughters, Janet Lynn Seals and husband, Mike, of Big Stone Gap and Gail Bowman of Wise; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Hagerman of Bristol; and one brother, Johnny Bowman of Edgewood, Md.

"Family will receive friends after 6 p.m. on Friday, March 3 at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap. A masonic service, conducted by the Big Stone Gap Masonic Lodge #208, will be at 7:45 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Donnie Pickett officiating. Military rites by the Norton V.F.W. Post #4301 will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens...."


Ablige Clinton Hammonds

1. Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940: LDS Web Site.
Bige C. Hammonds; born in 1885 in Scott Co, VA; single; son of Marion and Louise; married on 13
May 1906 in Lee Co, VA; Retta Hopkins; born in 1887 in Lee Co, VA; single; daughter of Lee and
Eliza.


Retta Victoria Hopkins

1. Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940: LDS Web Site.
Bige C. Hammonds; born in 1885 in Scott Co, VA; single; son of Marion and Louise; married on 13
May 1906 in Lee Co, VA; Retta Hopkins; born in 1887 in Lee Co, VA; single; daughter of Lee and
Eliza.
2. 1910 Census, Lee Co, VA; Rocky Station District; taken on 6 May 1910; Page 121B; Image 22 of 36;
Family #193/193..
Listed as Retta Hammon; age 22; born in VA; widow; 1 child, 1 living; in household of father, Lee R.
Hopkins.
3. 1920 Census, Wise Co, VA; Richmond District; Appalachia; taken on 31 Jan 1920; Page 281B; Image
44 of 49; Family #411/421.
Listed as Ritter Hopkins; age 22 (sic 32); born in VA; single (sic, widow) in household of father, Robert
L. Hopkins.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 263A; Image
45 of 51; Family #390/396.
Listed as Rettie McCoy; age 42; born in VA; married at 18; in household of 2nd husband, Joseph
C. McCoy.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 25 Jul 2014.
Rettie V. McCoy; born 8 Dec 1887; died 16 May 1954; buried here; headstone photo shown; "ETERNAL
PEACE".


Robert Lee Hopkins

1. 1910 Census, Lee Co, VA; Rocky Station District; taken on 6 May 1910; Page 121B; Image 22 of 36;
Family #193/193..
Listed as Lee R. Hopkins; age 44; born in WV; married once for 23 yrs; logger for sawmill; head of
household.
2. 1920 Census, Wise Co, VA; Richmond District; Appalachia; taken on 31 Jan 1920; Page 281B; Image
44 of 49; Family #411/421.
Listed as Robert L. Hopkins; age 56; born in VA; married; coal miner; head of household.


Eliza

1. 1910 Census, Lee Co, VA; Rocky Station District; taken on 6 May 1910; Page 121B; Image 22 of 36;
Family #193/193.
Listed as Eliza Hopkins; age 38; born in VA; married once for 23 yrs; 10 children, 9 living; in
household of husband, Lee R. Hopkins.
2. 1920 Census, Wise Co, VA; Richmond District; Appalachia; taken on 31 Jan 1920; Page 281B; Image
44 of 49; Family #411/421.
Listed as Eliza Hopkins; age 43; born in VA; married; in household of husband, Robert L. Hopkins.


William H. Hopkins

1. 1910 Census, Lee Co, VA; Rocky Station District; taken on 6 May 1910; Page 121B; Image 22 of 36;
Family #193/193.
Listed as William H. Hopkins; age 16; born in VA; in household of father, Lee R. Hopkins.


Lucian Hopkins

1. 1910 Census, Lee Co, VA; Rocky Station District; taken on 6 May 1910; Page 121B; Image 22 of 36;
Family #193/193.
Listed as Lucian Hopkins; age 14; born in VA; in household of father, Lee R. Hopkins.


Hattie Hopkins

1. 1910 Census, Lee Co, VA; Rocky Station District; taken on 6 May 1910; Page 121B; Image 22 of 36;
Family #193/193.
Listed as Hattie Hopkins; age 11; born in VA; in household of father, Lee R. Hopkins.


Everett Hopkins

1. 1910 Census, Lee Co, VA; Rocky Station District; taken on 6 May 1910; Page 121B; Image 22 of 36;
Family #193/193.
Listed as Everett Hopkins; age 10; born in VA; in household of father, Lee R. Hopkins.
2. 1920 Census, Wise Co, VA; Richmond District; Appalachia; taken on 31 Jan 1920; Page 281B; Image
44 of 49; Family #411/421.
Listed as Everett Hopkins; age 20; born in VA; single; coal miner; in household of father, Lee R. Hopkins.


Guy Hopkins

1. 1910 Census, Lee Co, VA; Rocky Station District; taken on 6 May 1910; Page 121B; Image 22 of 36;
Family #193/193.
Listed as Guy Hopkins; age 7; born in VA; in household of father, Lee R. Hopkins.
2. 1920 Census, Wise Co, VA; Richmond District; Appalachia; taken on 31 Jan 1920; Page 281B; Image
44 of 49; Family #411/421.
Listed as Guy Hopkins; age 17; born in VA; single; coal miner; in household of father, Lee R. Hopkins.


Goldie Hopkins

1. 1910 Census, Lee Co, VA; Rocky Station District; taken on 6 May 1910; Page 121B; Image 22 of 36;
Family #193/193.
Listed as Goldie Hopkins; age 4; born in VA; in household of father, Lee R. Hopkins.
2. 1920 Census, Wise Co, VA; Richmond District; Appalachia; taken on 31 Jan 1920; Page 281B; Image
44 of 49; Family #411/421.
Listed as Golda Hopkins; age 14; born in VA; in household of father, Lee R. Hopkins.


Roy Hopkins

1. 1910 Census, Lee Co, VA; Rocky Station District; taken on 6 May 1910; Page 121B; Image 22 of 36;
Family #193/193.
Listed as Roy Hopkins; age 2; born in VA; in household of father, Lee R. Hopkins.
2. 1920 Census, Wise Co, VA; Richmond District; Appalachia; taken on 31 Jan 1920; Page 281B; Image
44 of 49; Family #411/421.
Listed as Roy Hopkins; age 11; born in VA; in household of father, Lee R. Hopkins.


Ruby Hopkins

1. 1920 Census, Wise Co, VA; Richmond District; Appalachia; taken on 31 Jan 1920; Page 281B; Image
44 of 49; Family #411/421.
Listed as Ruby Hopkins; age 8; born in VA; in household of father, Lee R. Hopkins.


Vernon Hopkins

1. 1920 Census, Wise Co, VA; Richmond District; Appalachia; taken on 31 Jan 1920; Page 281B; Image
44 of 49; Family #411/421.
Listed as Vernon Hopkins; daughter; age 4; born in VA; in household of father, Lee R. Hopkins.


James J. Mitchem

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Western District, taken on 23 Aug 1850, Page
268A, Family #730.
Listed as James J. Mitchem, age 10 months, born in VA, in household of father, Elijah D. Mitchem.
2. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Peeryville P.O., taken 9 Jul 1860, page #9, Family #51.
Listed as James Mitchem, age 12, born in VA, in household of father, Elijah Mitchem.
3. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1880); Page 33; Line #11; WV Archives Web Site.
James Mitchem; age 23 (sic, 31); born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living in Mercer Co,
WV; son of Elijah and Matlida; married on 20 May 1880 in Mercer Co, WV; Harriett O. Russel; age
16; born and living in Mercer Co, WV; single; daughter of Benjamin O. and Jane.
4. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; taken on 16 Jun 1900; page 16A; Image 32
36; Family #272/273.
Listed as James J. Mitchem; age 48; born in WV in Sep 1851; married 21 yrs; farmer; head of
household.
5. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; taken on 22 Apr 1910; Page 5B; Image 10 of
33; Family #82/83.
Listed as James J. Mitchem; age 56; born in WV; married 29 yrs; farmer; head of household.


Harriett O. Russell

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1880); Page 33; Line #11; WV Archives Web Site.
James Mitchem; age 23 (sic, 31); born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living in Mercer Co,
WV; son of Elijah and Matlida; married on 20 May 1880 in Mercer Co, WV; Harriett O. Russel; age
16; born and living in Mercer Co, WV; single; daughter of Benjamin O. and Jane.
2. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; taken on 16 Jun 1900; page 16A; Image 32
36; Family #272/273.
Listed as Harret O. Mitchem; age 37; born in WV in May 1863; married 21 yrs; 10 children, 7 living;
in household of husband, James J. Mitchem.
3. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; taken on 22 Apr 1910; Page 5B; Image 10 of
33; Family #82/83.
Listed as Harriett O. Mitchem; age 49; born in WV; married 29 yrs; 11 children, 8 living; in
household of husband, James J. Mitchem.


Benjamin Oney Mitchem

1. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; taken on 16 Jun 1900; page 16A; Image 32
36; Family #272/273.
Listed as Benjamin O. Mitchem; age 19; born in WV in Mar 1881; in household of father, James J.
Mitchem.
2. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; taken on 22 Apr 1910; Page 5B; Image 10 of
33; Family #82/83.
Listed as Benjamin Mitchem; age 27; born in WV; single; odd job laborer; in household of father,
James J. Mitchem.
3. Mercer Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #1134; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Benjamin Oney Mitchem; age 28; born 11 Mar 1880; living at Ada, WV; farmer for C.W. Mills,
Princeton, WV; nearest relative, Harriett Mitchem, Ada, WV; 5'9" tall; slender build; blue eyes
and red cast hair.
4. Mercer Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-987; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ben Oney Mitchem; age 62; born 11 Mar 1881 in Mercer Co, WV; living at Ingelside Rd, Princeton,
WV; farmer for L.J. Beecher, Ingelside Rd, Princeton, WV; person who will always know address,
Mrs. Ira Reid, sister, Big Stoney Creek, Kimmelton, VA; 5'8" tall; 116 lbs; blue eyes; gray hair;
dark complexion.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Reed Cemetery, Giles Co, VA; submitted by Judy Morgan, 10 May 2008.
Ben O. Mitchem; born 14 Mar 1880 (sic, 11 Mar 1881); died 19 Nov 1946 in Giles Co, VA; buried
here; headstone shown.


Sarah J. Mitchem

1. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; taken on 16 Jun 1900; page 16A; Image 32
36; Family #272/273.
Listed as Sarah J. Mitchem; age 15; born in WV in Jul 1884; in household of father, James J.
Mitchem.


Pearl M. Mitchem

1. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; taken on 16 Jun 1900; page 16A; Image 32
36; Family #272/273.
Listed as Pearl M. Mitchem; age 10; born in WV in Mar 1890; in household of father, James J.
Mitchem.


Emma C. Mitchem

1. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; taken on 16 Jun 1900; page 16A; Image 32
36; Family #272/273.
Listed as Emma C. Mitchem; age 5; born in WV in Jun 1894; in household of father, James J.
Mitchem.
2. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; taken on 22 Apr 1910; Page 5B; Image 10 of
33; Family #82/83.
Listed as Emery C. Mitchem; age 15; born in WV; in household of father, James J. Mitchem.


Luther Haden Mitchem

1. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; taken on 16 Jun 1900; page 16A; Image 32
36; Family #272/273.
Listed as Luther H. Mitchem; age 2; born in WV in Feb 1898; in household of father, James J.
Mitchem.
1. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; taken on 22 Apr 1910; Page 5B; Image 10 of
33; Family #82/83.
Listed as Haden L. Mitchem; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, James J. Mitchem.


William McKinley Mitchem

1. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; taken on 16 Jun 1900; page 16A; Image 32
36; Family #272/273.
Listed as W. McKinley Mitchem; age less than 1 mon; born in WV in May 1900; in household of
father, James J. Mitchem.


James E. Mitchem

1. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; taken on 22 Apr 1910; Page 5B; Image 10 of
33; Family #82/83.
Listed as James E. Mitchem; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, James J. Mitchem.


Virgie L. Mitchem

1. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; taken on 22 Apr 1910; Page 5B; Image 10 of
33; Family #82/83.
Listed as Virgie L. Mitchem; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, James J. Mitchem.


John William Mitchem

1. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; taken on 16 Jun 1900; page 16A; Image 32
36; Family #272/273.
Listed as John L. Mitchem; age 11; born in WV in Feb 1889; in household of father, James J.
Mitchem.
2. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; taken on 22 Apr 1910; Page 5B; Image 10 of
33; Family #82/83.
Listed as John W. Mitchem; age 20; born in WV; single; odd job laborer; in household of father,
James J. Mitchem.
3. Mercer Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #1505; 5 Jun 1917; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John William Mitchem; age 28; born at Ingelside, WV; living at Montcalm, WV; sawyer for J.K.
Tuggle at Montcalm, WV; dependent wife and 4 children; tall with slender build; blue eyes and
red hair.
4. 1920 Census, Russell Co, VA; Newgarden District; taken on 24/26 Jan 1920; Page 240B; Image
26 of 28; Family #215/215.
Listed as John W. Mitchem; age 30; born in WV; married; sawyer in lumber mill; head of
household.
5. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Erin; E.D. 24-40; taken on 18 Apr 1940;
Page 790A; Image 19 of 36; Household #122.
Listed as J.W. Mitchem; age 52; born in WV; married; 7th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; sawyer in lumber camp; head of household.
6. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-142; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John William Mitchem; age 53; born 25 Geb 1889 at Ingelside, Mercer Co, WV; living at
Roderfield, WV; employed by Scott & Grosclose, Hemphile, WV; person who will always know
address;, Mrs. Sue Mitchem, Roderfield, WV; 5'9" tall; 198 lbs; blue eyes; gray hair; ruddy
complexion.
7. Ohio Deaths, 1998-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John W. Mitchem; age 81; widowed; died 23 Dec 1969 in Astabula General Hospital, Astabula,
Astabula Co, OH.


Bertha Susan Sarver

1. 1920 Census, Russell Co, VA; Newgarden District; taken on 24/26 Jan 1920; Page 240B; Image
26 of 28; Family #215/215.
Listed as Susa Mitchem; age 32; born in VA; married; in household of husband, John W. Mitchem.
2. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Jumping Branch District; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 131B; Image
10 of 25; Family #88/88.
Listed as Sue Mitchem; age 44; born in VA; married at 22; farmer; head of household.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Erin; E.D. 24-40; taken on 18 Apr 1940;
Page 790A; Image 19 of 36; Household #122.
Listed as Sue Mitchem; age 53; born in VA; married; 6th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, John W. Mitchem.


Fred Mitchem

1. 1920 Census, Russell Co, VA; Newgarden District; taken on 24/26 Jan 1920; Page 240B; Image
26 of 28; Family #215/215.
Listed as Fred Mitchem; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, John W. Mitchem.
2. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Jumping Branch District; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 131B; Image
10 of 25; Family #88/88.
Listed as Fred Mitchem; age 18; born in WV; in household of mother, Bertha S. Sarver Mitchem.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Erin; E.D. 24-40; taken on 18 Apr 1940;
Page 790A; Image 19 of 36; Household #122.
Listed as Fred Mitchem; age 28; born in WV; married (crossed out, single written over); 2 yrs HS
education; lived in same place on 1 Apr 1935; new worker; bundles wedges in lumber camp; in
household of father, John W. Mitchem.


Dennie Mitchem

1. 1920 Census, Russell Co, VA; Newgarden District; taken on 24/26 Jan 1920; Page 240B; Image
26 of 28; Family #215/215.
Listed as Dennie Mitchem; age 1 yr, 6 mons; born in VA; in household of father, John W. Mitchem.
2. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Jumping Branch District; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 131B; Image
10 of 25; Family #88/88.
Listed as Denny Mitchem; age 11; born in VA; in household of mother, Bertha S. Sarver
Mitchem.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Erin; E.D. 24-40; taken on 18 Apr 1940;
Page 790A; Image 19 of 36; Household #122.
Listed as Dennie Mitchem; age 21; born in WV; single; 1 yr HS education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; new worker; in household of father, John W. Mitchem.


Francis Winnie? Mitchem

1. 1920 Census, Russell Co, VA; Newgarden District; taken on 24/26 Jan 1920; Page 240B; Image
26 of 28; Family #215/215.
Listed as Francis Mitchem; age 1 yr, 9 mons; born in WV; in household of father, John W.
Mitchem.
2. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Jumping Branch District; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 131B; Image
10 of 25; Family #88/88.
Listed as Frances Mitchem; age 10; born in VA; in household of mother, Bertha S. Sarver
Mitchem.


Curtis Dennie Hammonds

1. 1910 Census, Lee Co, VA; Rocky Station District; taken on 6 May 1910; Page 121B; Image 22 of 36;
Family #193/193.
Listed as Curtis Hammons; age 3; born in VA; in household of grandfather, Lee R. Hopkins; with
mother, Retta Hopkins Hammond.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 263A; Image
45 of 51; Family #390/396.
Listed as Curtis McCoy (sic, Hammonds); age 22; born in VA; single; brakeman in col mine; in
household of step-father, Joseph C. McCoy.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1968); Browns Creek District; WV Archives Web Site.
Curtis Hammond; age 60; born 20 Apr 1907 in VA; married; miner; living at bradshaw, WV;
SS # 235-10-8179; son of Abridge and Rettie (Hopkins) Hammond; died 17 Jan 1968 in Grace
Hospital, Welch, WV from myocardial failure caused by general debility due to disease; buried 20
Jan 1968 in Iaeger Memorial; Roderfield, WV.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 25 Jul 2014.
Curtis D. Hammonds; born 20 Apr 1907; died 17 Jan 1968; buried here; headstone photo shown; "ASLEEP
IN JESUS".


Mary Lois Mitchem

1. 1920 Census, Russell Co, VA; Newgarden District; taken on 24/26 Jan 1920; Page 240B; Image
26 of 28; Family #215/215.
Listed as Lowis Mitchem; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, John W. Mitchem.
2. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Jumping Branch District; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 131B; Image
10 of 25; Family #88/88.
Listed as Mary L. Mitchem; age 14; born in WV; in household of mother, Bertha S. Sarver
Mitchem.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 25 Jul 2014.
Lois M. Hammonds; born 5 Mar 1916; died 10 Nov 1994; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"ASLEEP IN JESUS".