Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Nathaniel A. Mays

1. 1900 Census, Ashe Co, NC; Jefferson Township; taken on 29 Jun 1900; Page 106B; Image 38
of 42; Family #342/343.
Listed as Nathaniel May; age 34; born in NC in Dec 1865; married less than a year; farm laborer;
head of household.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 4 May 1910; Page 238B; Image 10
of 38; Family #123/123.
Listed as Nathanial A. May; age 44; born in NC; married three times; last time for less than 1 yr;
carpenter, own shop; head of household.
3. 1930 Census, Ashe Co, NC; West Jefferson Township; taken on 28 Apr 1930; Page 87A; Image 23
of 24; Family #229/229.
Listed as Nanthaniel A. May; age 64; born in NC; married at 19; farmer; head of household.
4. Ashe Co, NC; Death Certificate #29494; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Nathaniel A. May; age 78 yrs, 10 mons, 20 days; born 25 Dec 1865 at Silas Creek, NC; widowed;
farmer; living in West Jefferson, NC; son of Sanders, born in Ashe Co, NC, and Julinia (Wishon),
born in Yadkin Co, NC, May; died 15 Dec 1944; buried in Neal Cemetery; informant, Chloe Miller,
Jefferson.


Lena Mays

1. 1900 Census, Ashe Co, NC; Jefferson Township; taken on 29 Jun 1900; Page 106B; Image 38 of 42;
Family #342/343.
Listed as Lena May; age 15; born in NC in Oct 1885; in household of father, Nathaniel Mays.


Charles Mays

1. 1900 Census, Ashe Co, NC; Jefferson Township; taken on 29 Jun 1900; Page 106B; Image 38 of 42;
Family #342/343.
Listed as Charley May; age 10; born in NC in Feb 1890; in household of father, Nathaniel Mays.


Avery Coy Mays

1. 1900 Census, Ashe Co, NC; Jefferson Township; taken on 29 Jun 1900; Page 106B; Image 38 of 42;
Family #342/343.
Listed as Coy A. May; age 7; born in NC in Aug 1892; in household of father, Nathaniel Mays.
2. 1910 Census, Ashe Co, NC; Jefferson Township; taken on 26/27 Apr 1910; Page 182B; Image 12 of
27; Family #112/112.
Listed as Coy May; age 17; born in NC; single; farm laborer; servant; in household of John Dent.
3. Ashe Co, NC; WW I Draft Registration Card #____; 5 Jun 1917; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Avery Coy May; born __Aug__; at Silas Creek, __; delivery____; for W____; single; medium height
and build; dark brown eyes and black hair.
(Card was not properly photographed, some data cut off)
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #11896; WV Archives Web Site.
Avery Coy Mays; age 53 yrs, 1 mon, 7 days; born 7 Aug 1892 at Jefferson, Ashe Co, NC; single;
filling station attendent; single; living at Wilcoe, WV; SS # 232-14-6698; son of Nathaniel and Cynthia
(Dixon) Mays; died 14 Sep 1945 at Wilcoe WV from a coronary occlusion; buried 16 Sep 1945 in
Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield, WV; informant, Marion Blankenbaker, Mt. City, TN.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Kenneth Bowen; 16 dec 2011.
Avery Coy Mays; born 7 Aug 1892; died 14 Sep 1945; buried here; no grave marker photo shown.


Marshall C. Mays

1. 1900 Census, Ashe Co, NC; Jefferson Township; taken on 29 Jun 1900; Page 106B; Image 38 of 42;
Family #342/343.
Listed as Marshall C. May; age 2; born in NC in May 1898; in household of father, Nathaniel Mays.


Nathaniel A. Mays

1. 1900 Census, Ashe Co, NC; Jefferson Township; taken on 29 Jun 1900; Page 106B; Image 38
of 42; Family #342/343.
Listed as Nathaniel May; age 34; born in NC in Dec 1865; married less than a year; farm laborer;
head of household.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 4 May 1910; Page 238B; Image 10
of 38; Family #123/123.
Listed as Nathanial A. May; age 44; born in NC; married three times; last time for less than 1 yr;
carpenter, own shop; head of household.
3. 1930 Census, Ashe Co, NC; West Jefferson Township; taken on 28 Apr 1930; Page 87A; Image 23
of 24; Family #229/229.
Listed as Nanthaniel A. May; age 64; born in NC; married at 19; farmer; head of household.
4. Ashe Co, NC; Death Certificate #29494; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Nathaniel A. May; age 78 yrs, 10 mons, 20 days; born 25 Dec 1865 at Silas Creek, NC; widowed;
farmer; living in West Jefferson, NC; son of Sanders, born in Ashe Co, NC, and Julinia (Wishon),
born in Yadkin Co, NC, May; died 15 Dec 1944; buried in Neal Cemetery; informant, Chloe Miller,
Jefferson.


Canzadia "Zade" Rash

1. 1900 Census, Ashe Co, NC; Jefferson Township; taken on 29 Jun 1900; Page 106B; Image 38 of 42;
Family #342/343.
Listed as Kanzaiha May; age 25; born in NC in Nov 1874; married less than a year; in household of
husband, Nathaniel Mays.


Nathaniel A. Mays

1. 1900 Census, Ashe Co, NC; Jefferson Township; taken on 29 Jun 1900; Page 106B; Image 38
of 42; Family #342/343.
Listed as Nathaniel May; age 34; born in NC in Dec 1865; married less than a year; farm laborer;
head of household.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 4 May 1910; Page 238B; Image 10
of 38; Family #123/123.
Listed as Nathanial A. May; age 44; born in NC; married three times; last time for less than 1 yr;
carpenter, own shop; head of household.
3. 1930 Census, Ashe Co, NC; West Jefferson Township; taken on 28 Apr 1930; Page 87A; Image 23
of 24; Family #229/229.
Listed as Nanthaniel A. May; age 64; born in NC; married at 19; farmer; head of household.
4. Ashe Co, NC; Death Certificate #29494; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Nathaniel A. May; age 78 yrs, 10 mons, 20 days; born 25 Dec 1865 at Silas Creek, NC; widowed;
farmer; living in West Jefferson, NC; son of Sanders, born in Ashe Co, NC, and Julinia (Wishon),
born in Yadkin Co, NC, May; died 15 Dec 1944; buried in Neal Cemetery; informant, Chloe Miller,
Jefferson.


Martha A. Peake

1. NC Marriages, 1759-1979; LDS Web Site.
W.S. Blevins married M. Peak on 22 feb 1885 in Ashe Co, NC.
2. 1900 Census, Ashe Co, NC; Jefferson Township; taken on 30 Jun 1900; Page 107B; Image 41 of
43; Family#355/356.
Listed as Martha Blevins; age 30; born in NC (sic, KY) in Sep 1869; married 15 yrs; 7 children, 6
living; in household of husband, William S. Blevins.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 4 May 1910; Page 238B; Image 10 of
38; Family #123/123.
Listed as Martha A. May; age 41; born in KY; married twice, last time for less than a year; 10
children, 8 living; in household of husband, Nathaniel Mays.
4. 1930 Census, Ashe Co, NC; West Jefferson Township; taken on 28 Apr 1930; Page 87A; Image 23
of 24; Family #229/229.
Listed as Martha A. May; age 61; born in KY; married at 17; in household of husband, Nathaniel A.
Mays.


Chloe Mays

1. 1900 Census, Ashe Co, NC; Jefferson Township; taken on 29 Jun 1900; Page 106B; Image 38 of 42;
Family #342/343.
Listed as Chloe May; age 5; born in NC in Oct 1894; in household of father, Nathaniel Mays.


William Samuel Blevins

1. NC Marriages, 1759-1979; LDS Web Site.
W.S. Blevins married M. Peak on 22 feb 1885 in Ashe Co, NC.
2. 1900 Census, Ashe Co, NC; Jefferson Township; taken on 30 Jun 1900; Page 107B; Image 41 of
43; Family#355/356.
Listed as William Blevins; age 33; born in NC in Aug 1866; married 15 yrs; farmer; head of household.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; McDowell; taken on 14 May 1910; Page 43B; Image
28 of 39; Family #211/245.
Listed as William S. Blevins; age 44; born in NC; divorced; coal miner; head of household.
4. Letcher Co, KY; Death Certificate #4668; Ancestry.com Web Site.
William Blevins; age 72 yrs, 6 mons, 9 days; born 19 Aug 1865 in NC; widowed; husband of Mattie Blevins;
coal miner; living at Coeburn, VA; son of Daniel and Emaline Blevins; died 28 Feb 1938 in Jenkins Hospital,
Jenkins, KY from hypertensive heart disease with artersclerosis; nephritis and uremia; buried 2 Mar( sic) 1938
in West Jefferson, NC (Marked thru); informant, Mrs. Alonzo Blevins, Jenkins, KY.


Martha A. Peake

1. NC Marriages, 1759-1979; LDS Web Site.
W.S. Blevins married M. Peak on 22 feb 1885 in Ashe Co, NC.
2. 1900 Census, Ashe Co, NC; Jefferson Township; taken on 30 Jun 1900; Page 107B; Image 41 of
43; Family#355/356.
Listed as Martha Blevins; age 30; born in NC (sic, KY) in Sep 1869; married 15 yrs; 7 children, 6
living; in household of husband, William S. Blevins.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 4 May 1910; Page 238B; Image 10 of
38; Family #123/123.
Listed as Martha A. May; age 41; born in KY; married twice, last time for less than a year; 10
children, 8 living; in household of husband, Nathaniel Mays.
4. 1930 Census, Ashe Co, NC; West Jefferson Township; taken on 28 Apr 1930; Page 87A; Image 23
of 24; Family #229/229.
Listed as Martha A. May; age 61; born in KY; married at 17; in household of husband, Nathaniel A.
Mays.


William Blevins

1. 1900 Census, Ashe Co, NC; Jefferson Township; taken on 30 Jun 1900; Page 107B; Image 41 of
43; Family#355/356.
Listed as William Blevins; age 7; born in NC in Feb 1893; in household of father, William S. Blevins
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; McDowell; taken on 14 May 1910; Page 43B; Image
28 of 39; Family #211/245.
Listed as William Blevins; age 20; born in NC; single; coal miner; in household of father, William S. Blevins.


Walter Blevins

1. 1900 Census, Ashe Co, NC; Jefferson Township; taken on 30 Jun 1900; Page 107B; Image 41 of
43; Family#355/356.
Listed as Walter Blevins; age 6; born in NC in May 1894; in household of father, William S. Blevins
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; McDowell; taken on 14 May 1910; Page 43B; Image
28 of 39; Family #211/245.
Listed as Walter Blevins; age 16; born in NC; single; coal miner; in household of father, William S. Blevins.


Lizzie Blevins

1. 1900 Census, Ashe Co, NC; Jefferson Township; taken on 30 Jun 1900; Page 107B; Image 41 of
43; Family#355/356.
Listed as Lizzie Blevins; age 3; born in NC in May 1897; in household of father, William S. Blevins
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 4 May 1910; Page 238B; Image 10 of 38;
Family #123/123.
Listed as Lizzie Blevins; age 12; born in NC; in household of step-father, Nathaniel A. Mays.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; McDowell; taken on 14 May 1910; Page 43B; Image
28 of 39; Family #211/245.
Listed as Lizzie Blevins; age 11; born in NC; in household of father, William S. Blevins.
(Listed twice in this census)


John Blevins

1. 1900 Census, Ashe Co, NC; Jefferson Township; taken on 30 Jun 1900; Page 107B; Image 41 of
43; Family#355/356.
Listed as Unnamed male Blevins; age less than 1 mon; born in NC in May 1900; in household of
father, William S. Blevins
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; McDowell; taken on 14 May 1910; Page 43B; Image
28 of 39; Family #211/245.
Listed as John Blevins; age 12; born in NC; in household of father, William S. Blevins.


Alice B. Blevins

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 4 May 1910; Page 238B; Image 10 of 38;
Family #123/123.
Listed as Alice B. Blevins; age 7; born in NC; in household of step-father, Nathaniel A. Mays.


Claude Blevins

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 4 May 1910; Page 238B; Image 10 of 38;
Family #123/123.
Listed as Claudie Blevins; age 6; born in NC; in household of step-father, Nathaniel A. Mays.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; McDowell; taken on 14 May 1910; Page 43B; Image
28 of 39; Family #211/245.
Listed as Claud Blevins; age 7; born in NC; in household of father, William S. Blevins.
(Listed twice in this census).


Della Blevins

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; McDowell; taken on 14 May 1910; Page 43B; Image
28 of 39; Family #211/245.
Listed as Dell Blevins; age 6; born in NC; in household of father, William S. Blevins.


Everett O. Foster

1. 1910 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Rock Creek Township; taken on 4 May 1910; Page 167B; Image 24 of
31; Family #224/226.
Listed as Everett O. Foster; age 10; born in NC; in household of grandfather, Leander Riddle, with
mother, Ethel M. Riddle Foster.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken on 31 Jan 1920; Page 197A;
Family #45/45.
Listed as Everett Foster; age 20; born in NC; coal miner; in household of mother, Ethel M. Foster.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1921); Page 114; WV Archives Web Site.
Everett Foster; age 21; born in Wilkes Co, NC; single; mine foreman, living at Premier, WV; son of
Smith and Ethel; married on 27 Apr 1921 at Welch, WV; Ona Jones; age 17; born in Mercer Co, WV;
single; daughter of K.E. and Clora Walters.


Ethel M. Riddle

1. 1910 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Rock Creek Township; taken on 4 May 1910; Page 167B; Image 24 of
31; Family #224/226.
Listed as Ethel M. Riddle; age 28; born in NC; single (sic?); in household of father, Leander Riddle.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken on 31 Jan 1920; Page 197A;
Family #45/45.
Listed as Ethel Foster; age 38; born in NC; widow; head of household.
3. McDowell Co, WV Marriage Register; Book#____(1925); Page 78; WV Archives Web Site.
Richard Mays; age 42; born in Patrick Co, VA; widowed ; timberman; living at Premier, WV; son of
Abe and Sally Mays; married on 18 Nov 1925 at Welch, WV; Ethel Foster; age 43; born in Wilkes Co,
NC; living in McDowell Co, WV; widow; daughter of unknown parents.
4. 1930 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 7 Apr 1930; Page 234A;
Family #47/47.
Listed as Ethel M. Mays; age 48; born in NC; married at 44; in household of husband, Richard Mays.
5. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 25 Apr 1940; Page 762A;
E D # 24-38; Image 3 of 10; Household #19.
Listed as Ethel Mays; age 57; born in NC; married; 8th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Richard H. Mays.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #8338; WV Archives Web Site.
Ethel Mays; age 74; widow; living at Glen Fork, Wyoming Co, WV; died 6 Jul 1954 in Grace Hospital,
Welch, WV from chronic bronchial asthma due to cysto pyelonephritis; buried 8 Jul 1954 in Iaeger
Memorial; informantion from hospital records.
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Kenneth Bowen; 16 Dec 2011; grave marker photo added by B. Walls.
Ethel M. Mays; born in 1880; died 6 Jul 1954; buried here grave marker photo shown.


Hilda P. Foster

1. 1930 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 7 Apr 1930; Page 234A;
Family #47/47.
Listed as Hilda P. Foster; age 8; born in WV; in household of step-father, Richard Mays.


Leander Riddle

1. 1910 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Rock Creek Township; taken on 4 May 1910; Page 167B; Image 24 of
31; Family #224/226.
Listed as Leander Riddle; age 63; born in NC; married once for 43 yrs; farmer; head of household.


Mary A.

1. 1910 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Rock Creek Township; taken on 4 May 1910; Page 167B; Image 24 of
31; Family #224/226.
Listed as Mary A. Riddle; age 58; born in NC; married once for 43 yrs;14 children, 12 living; in
household of husband, Leander Riddle.


Meda Riddle

1. 1910 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Rock Creek Township; taken on 4 May 1910; Page 167B; Image 24 of
31; Family #224/226.
Listed as Media Riddle; age 35; born in NC; single; in household of father, Leander Riddle.


Bertha L. Riddle

1. 1910 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Rock Creek Township; taken on 4 May 1910; Page 167B; Image 24 of
31; Family #224/226.
Listed as Bertha L. Riddle; age 24; born in NC; single; in household of father, Leander Riddle.


Burgess S. Riddle

1. 1910 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Rock Creek Township; taken on 4 May 1910; Page 167B; Image 24 of
31; Family #224/226.
Listed as Burges S. Riddle; age 18; born in NC; in household of father, Leander Riddle.


Arthur M. Riddle

1. 1910 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Rock Creek Township; taken on 4 May 1910; Page 167B; Image 24 of
31; Family #224/226.
Listed as Arthur M. Riddle; age 15; born in NC; in household of father, Leander Riddle.


Millard S. Foster

1. 1910 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Rock Creek Township; taken on 4 May 1910; Page 167B; Image 24 of
31; Family #224/226.
Listed as Millard S. Foster; age 8; born in NC; in household of grandfather, Leander Riddle, with
mother, Ethel M. Riddle Foster.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken on 31 Jan 1920; Page 197A;
Family #45/45.
Listed as Milfred Foster; age 18; born in NC; coal miner; in household of mother, Ethel M. Foster.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1923); Page 314; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Millard S. Foster; age 22; born in Wilkes Co, NC; single; brakeman; living at Premier, WV;son of Smith
and Ethel; married on 9 Oct 1923 at Welch, WV; Frances Riffe; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of L.D. and Martha.


Frances Riffe

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1923); Page 314; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Millard S. Foster; age 22; born in Wilkes Co, NC; single; brakeman; living at Premier, WV;son of Smith
and Ethel; married on 9 Oct 1923 at Welch, WV; Frances Riffe; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of L.D. and Martha.