McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Albert Estil Sorah

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1923); Page 500; WV Archives Web Site.
Estel Sorah; age 19; born and living at Superior, WV; single; married on 8 May 1943 at Welch, WV;
Margaret Evans; age 19; born and living at Superior, WV; single; with consent of Anna Sorah,
mother of Estel Sorah and Rosa Evans, mother of Margaret Evans.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1969); Browns Creek District; WV Archives Web Site.
Albert Estel Sorah; age 49; born 2 Sep 1923 in WV; married; miner; served in WW II;
SS #236-18-3089; living at Kimaball, WV; son of Albert Henry and Anna (Kaywood) Sorah; died
9 Jun 1969 in Doctors Memorial Hospital, Welch, WV; from a cerebral thrombosis with
encephalomalacia; buried 11 Jun 1969 in Iaeger memorial, Roderfield, WV.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 7 Apr 2014.
Albert Estel Sorah; born 2 Sep 1923; died 9 Jun 1969; buried here; double headstone photo show with
wife, Margaret Evans Sorah; " TOGETHER FOREVER": grave marker photo also shown;
"WEST VIRGINIA * PVT 330 INF 83 INF DIV * WORLD WAR II PH".


Margaret Evans

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1923); Page 500; WV Archives Web Site.
Estel Sorah; age 19; born and living at Superior, WV; single; married on 8 May 1943 at Welch,
WV; Margaret Evans; age 19; born and living at Superior, WV; single; with consent of Anna
Sorah, mother of Estel Sorah and Rosa Evans, mother of Margaret Evans.
2. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; 8 Nov 2009; Newspaper Obit.
"Margaret Evans Sorah, age 86, of Princeton, W.Va., formerly of Kimball, W.Va., passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 6. 2009 at her home in Princeton after a long illness. Born May 5, 1923 in Superior, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles D. Evans and Rosa Mosko Evans. She attended the Trinity Temple Church, Welch, W.Va. while living in McDowell County, and attended the Princeton Church of God after moving to Mercer County. She was a former employee of the W.V. Sportswear, Kimball, W.Va. and also worked at Buddy's Discount in Welch, W.Va. She was an Avon representative also, and also a homemaker. She was a resident of McDowell County most of her life, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert E. Sorah; one son, Jeffrey Allen Sorah; one sister, Ruth Buckland; three brothers, Maynard, Richard, and George Evans. She is survived by three sons, Estil Sorah and wife Nadine of Athens, W.Va., Ronald L. "Ron" Sorah and wife Debbie of Princeton, W.Va., Bryant K. Sorah and wife Kathy of Kimball, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Teresa Mullins of Princeton, W.Va., Ed Sorah of Camp Creek, W.Va., Bridget Harshbarger of Georgia, Ron Sorah of Welch, W.Va., and Jason Sorah of Twin Branch, W.Va.; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Widener Funeral Home Chapel, Kimball, W.Va. with the Rev. Larry Buckland officiating. Burial will follow at the Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, W.Va..."
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 7 Apr 2014.
Margaret Evans Sorah; born 5 May 1923; died 6 Nov 2009; buried here; double headstone photo shown with husband,
Albert Estil Sorah; "TOGETHER FOREVER".


Jeffery Allen Sorah

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 21 Jul 2014.
Jeffery Allen Sorah; born 6 Mar 1953; died 25 Dec 1953; buried here; grave marker photo shown;
"OUR DARLING * SON OF ALBERT & MARGARET SORAH"


William Herbert Buckland

1. Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: William Herbert Buckland
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marriage Age: 27
Birth Date: abt 1912
Marriage Registration Place: Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Marriage Date: 16 Sep 1939
Marriage Place: Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Father: William Herbert Buckland
Mother: Virginia Peak
Spouse: Ruth Evans
Certificate Number: 1939035014"
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Judy Llamas; 18 Jn 2007.
" William Herbert “Buddy” Buckland
Birth 24 Mar 1912
West Virginia, USA
Death 27 Mar 1948 (aged 36)
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Harry Cemetery
Falls Mills, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 17557517"

Additional Information Posted:
""Buddy" was the son of William Harrison Buckland and Virginia Mae Peakes. He married Ruth Evans. William worked in the coal mines."


Ruth Violet Evans

1. Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Ruth Evans
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marriage Age: 21
Birth Date: abt 1918
Marriage Registration Place: Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Marriage Date: 16 Sep 1939
Marriage Place: Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Father: Charles D Evans
Mother: Rose Mosco
Spouse: William Herbert Buckland
Certificate Number: 1939035014"
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Judy Llamas; 18 Jn 2007.
" Ruth Violet Evans Buckland
Birth 20 Feb 1920
West Virginia, USA
Death 21 Jul 1954 (aged 34)
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Harry Cemetery
Falls Mills, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 17557478"

Additional Information Posted:
"Ruth was the daughter of Charles D. Evans and Rosa Mosko. She was a widow and resided in Big Four, McDowell Co., WV."


Estil Stuart Sorah

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1962); Page 131; WV Archives.com Website.
Estel Sturat Sorah; age 18; bron in Superior, WV; single; living at Box 817, Kimball, WV; married on
29 Sep 1962 in Welch, WV; Nadine Sue Pertee; age 17; born and living at Roderfield, WV; single;
with consent of Albert and Margaret Sorah, parents of Estel Sturat Sorah; and Sherman Pertee, father
of Nadine Sue Pertee; mother deceased.
2. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Estels Sorah
Also Known As Estel S Sorah
2nd Also Known As Name Estil S Sorah
Residence Date 13 Nov 2000
Residence Place Princeton, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 21 May 1944
Address Princeton, West Virginia 24740
Address Date 13 Nov 2000
2nd Address Princeton, West Virginia 24740
2nd Address Date 01 Dec 1993
3rd Address Princeton, West Virginia 24740
3rd Address Date 27 Feb 1992-05 Dec 2008
Possible Relatives Estil S Jr (Gator) Sorah, Nadine Sue Sorah, Reams Susan Sorah
Record Number 171229579"


Nadine Sue Pertee

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1962); Page 131; WV Archives.com Website.
Estel Sturat Sorah; age 18; bron in Superior, WV; single; living at Box 817, Kimball, WV; married on
29 Sep 1962 in Welch, WV; Nadine Sue Pertee; age 17; born and living at Roderfield, WV; single;
with consent of Albert and Margaret Sorah, parents of Estel Sturat Sorah; and Sherman Pertee, father
of Nadine Sue Pertee; mother deceased.
2. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Nadine Sue Sorah
Residence Date 01 Apr 1996-01 Jan 2000
Residence Place Princeton, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 26 Jan 1945
Address Princeton, West Virginia 24740
Address Date 01 Apr 1996-01 Jan 2000
2nd Address Princeton, West Virginia 24740
2nd Address Date 01 Aug 1993
3rd Address Princeton, West Virginia 24740
3rd Address Date 27 Feb 1992-25 Mar 2008
Possible Relatives Estil S Sorah, Estil S Jr (Gator) Sorah, Reams Susan Sorah
Record Number 171265736"


Ronald Lee "Ron" Sorah Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 412; WV Archives Web Site.
Ronald Lee Sorah; age 18; born 26 Sep 1946 in Superior, WV; single; no previous marriage; living
at Box 817, Kimball, WV; son of Albert Estel and Margaret (Evans) Sorah; married on 21 Aug 1965
at Welch, WV; Wanda Jean Lambert; age 18; born 23 Sep 1946 in Welch, WV; single; no previous
marriage; living at Rt 1, Box 56, Welch, WV; daughter of Everett and Goldie (Sizemore) Lambert; with
consent of Albert and Margaret Sorah, parents of Ronald Lee Sorah, and Everett and Goldie Lambert,
parents of Wanda Jean Lambert.
2. U.S., Index to Public Records, 1994-2019; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Ronald L Sorah Sr [Ron L Sorahnov Sr]
Birth Date: Sep 1946
Residence Date: 2013-2020
Address: 501 Chicken Farm Rd
Residence: Bluefield, West Virginia, USA
Postal Code: 24701
Second Residence Date: 2001-2019
Second Address: Rr 1 Box 163e
Second Residence: Bluefield, West Virginia, USA
Second Postal Code: 24701
Third Residence Date: 1997-2009
Third Address: Rr 2 Box 312
Third Residence: Charleston, West Virginia, USA
Third Postal Code: 25314
Fourth Residence Date: 1999-2003
Fourth Address: 506 Riverside Dr W
Fourth Residence: Madison, West Virginia, USA
Fourth Postal Code: 25130"


Albert Henry Sorah

1. Virginia, U.S., Marriage Registers, 1853-1935; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Albert Sarah (sic, Sorah)
Race: White
Age: 22
Birth Date: abt 1895
Marriage Date: 30 Jun 1917
Marriage Place: Virginia, USA
Marriage License Place: Smyth
Person performing the Ceremony: C K Wingo
Parent 1: Marion
Parent 2: Mary
Spouse: Annie M Caywood
Occupation: Laborer "
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Rick; 31 Oct 2013.
" Albert Henry Sorah
Birth 3 Dec 1890
Bristol, Bristol City, Virginia, USA
Death 25 Apr 1957 (aged 66)
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Woodlawn Memorial Park
Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 119606724"


Anna Mae Cawood

1. Virginia, U.S., Marriage Registers, 1853-1935; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Annie M Caywood
Race: White
Age: 18
Birth Date: abt 1899
Marriage Date: 30 Jun 1917
Marriage Place: Virginia, USA
Marriage License Place: Smyth
Person performing the Ceremony: C K Wingo
Parent 1: Jos
Parent 2: Mae
Spouse: Albert Sarah (sic, Sorah)"
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by wvguy; 9 Mar 2020.
" Annie M. Caywood Sorah
Birth 3 Jun 1899
Washington County, Virginia, USA
Death 1 Feb 1982 (aged 82)
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Woodlawn Memorial Park
Bluewell, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 207775979"


Anna Mae Sorah

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Anna Mae Sorah
[Anna Mae Mosley]
[Anna Haggerty]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 13 Feb 1925
Birth Place: Leager McDow, West Virginia
[Iaeger, West Virginia]
Death Date: 18 Jul 1992
Father: Albert H Sorah
Mother: Annie M Caywood
SSN: 235349001
Notes: Jun 1942: Name listed as ANNA MAE SORAH;
Jun 1951: Name listed as ANNA MAE MOSLEY;
Nov 1953: Name listed as ANNA MAE HAGGERTY;
29 Jul 1992: Name listed as ANNA M HAGGERTY"


John Melvin Sorah

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Johnny Melvin Sorah
[John M Sorah]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 31 Mar 1929
Birth Place: Superior Mcd, West Virginia
Death Date: 24 Jul 1994
Father: Albert H Sorah
Mother: Annie M Caywood
SSN: 233406454
Notes: Jun 1943: Name listed as JOHNNY MELVIN SORAH;
03 Aug 1994: Name listed as JOHN M SORAH"


Jack Vernon Sorah

1. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Jack Vernon Sorah
[Jack V Sorah]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 24 Dec 1932
Birth Place: Avondale Mcd, West Virginia
Death Date: 11 Jul 2000
Father: Albert H Soran
Mother: Annie M Caywood
SSN: 233405066
Notes: Jul 1943: Name listed as JACK VERNON SORAH;
18 Jul 2000: Name listed as JACK V SORAH"


Charles Asbury Sparks

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1905); Page 136; WV Archives Web Site.
Asbury Sparks; age 22; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; farmer; living at Indian Creek, WV; son of
Thomas and Nancy; married on 20 Oct 1905 in McDowell Co, WV; Maybelle Steele; age 18; born
in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Samuel and Nancy.


Martha Maybelle Steele

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 250A, Family #198.
Listed as Martha Steel, age 13, born in Jan 1887 in WV, in household of father, Samuel Steel.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1905); Page 136; WV Archives Web Site.
Asbury Sparks; age 22; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; farmer; living at Indian Creek, WV; son of
Thomas and Nancy; married on 20 Oct 1905 in McDowell Co, WV; Maybelle Steele; age 18; born
in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Samuel and Nancy.


Samuel Allison Sparks

1. Virginia, U.S., Birth Records, 1912-2015, Delayed Birth Records, 1721-1911; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Samuel Allison Sparks
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 13 Feb 1907
Birth Place: Buchanan, Virginia, USA
Certificate Number: 1907013992
Father: Charles Asbury Sparks
Mother: Martha Steele"
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1927); Page 192; WV Archives Web Site.
Allison Sparks; age 21; born at Iaeger, WV; single; miner; living at Vallscreek, WV; son of Asbury
and Martha; married on 18 Jul 1927 at Welch, WV; Nellie Mahone; age 16; born at Winding Gulf,
WV; single; daughter of Sam and Fannie Mahone.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 374; WV Archives Website.
S.W. Sparks; age 29; born in Buchanan Co, VA; divorced; miner; living at Vallscreek, WV; son of
Asbury and Martha; married on 28 Jun 1936 at Welch, WV; Ercle Street; age 22; born in Tazewell Co,
single; living at Vallscreek, WV; daughter of Dock and Ada.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'57 017672; WV Archives Web Site.
Samuel Allison Sparks; age 50; born 13 Feb 1907 in VA; married; living at Iaeger, WV; son of
Asbury and Martha (Steele) Sparks; died 3 Dec 1957 in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV from
granulomatous meningitis due to histoplasmosis; buried 5 Dec 1957 in Iaeger Memorial,
Roderfield, WV; informant, Herrington Sparks, Jewel Ridge, VA.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Becky; 17 Jun 2009; maintained by Denise Drake Horton; headstone photo added by B. Walls.
Samuel Allison Sparks; born 13 Feb 1907; died 3 Dec 1957; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"FATHER".


Nellie Mahon

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1927); Page 192; WV Archives Web Site.
Allison Sparks; age 21; born at Iaeger, WV; single; miner; living at Vallscreek, WV; son of Asbury
and Martha; married on 18 Jul 1927 at Welch, WV; Nellie Mahone; age 16; born at Winding Gulf,
WV; single; daughter of Sam and Fannie Mahone.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Nellie Mahone Sparks [Nellie G Nager] [Nellie Mahone Mahone]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 7 Nov 1911
Birth Place: Winding Gulf, West Virginia
Death Date: 28 May 1997
Father: Samual A Mahone
Mother: Fannie Jacob
SSN: 234327096
Notes: Aug 1941: Name listed as NELLIE MAHONE SPARKS;
Nov 1957: Name listed as NELLIE G NAGER"


Samuel Aanderson Mahon

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 385; WV Archives Website.
Samuel Mahone; age 48; born in Pittssylvania Co, VA; widowed; carpenter; living at Vallscreek, WV;
son of Gideon and Frances; married on 25 Mar 1925 at Welch, WV; Annie Beavers; age 27; born in
Wise Co, VA; widow; daughter of Newt and Jennie.
2, FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by Debra Young; 21 Oct 2006.
" Samuel Anderson Mahone
Birth 11 Jun 1876
Virginia, USA
Death 10 May 1955 (aged 78)
War, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Hartwell Cemetery
Canebrake, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 16275869"


Frances Lillian "Fannie" Jacobs

1. Virginia, U.S., Death Records, 1912-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Mrs Fannie Mahone
[Mrs Fannie Jacob]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Death Age: 35
Birth Date: 19 May 1885
Death Date: 14 Mar 1921
Death Place: Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 9 Apr 1921
Father: L T Jacob
Mother: Fannie Scruggs
Spouse: S A Mahone
Certificate Number: 1921009236"


Ernest Spence Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 173; WV Archives Web Site.
Ernest Spence; age 27; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Coalwood, WV; son of
John and Mollie; married on 5 Jul 1934 at Welch, WV; Adline Hagerman; age 26; born in McDowell
Co, WV; divorced; living at Coalwood, WV; daughter of Arch and Martha.


Adaline Hagerman

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 15 Apr 1910; Page 65A;
Family #3/3.
Listed as Addaline Hagerman; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, Archibald Hagerman.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 15/16 Jan 1920;
Page 216B; Family #43/43.
Listed as Adaline Hagerman; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, Archibald Hagerman.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1930); Page 206; WV Archives Web Site.
Thomas Hubbard; afe 23; born in Bell Co, KY; single; miner; living at Bradshaw, WV; son of Sam and
Julia; married on 4 Jan 1930 at Welch, WV; Adline Hagerman; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of Arch and Martha.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 173; WV Archives Web Site.
Ernest Spence; age 27; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Coalwood, WV; son of
John and Mollie; married on 5 Jul 1934 at Welch, WV; Adline Hagerman; age 26; born in McDowell
Co, WV; divorced; living at Coalwood, WV; daughter of Arch and Martha.


Alonzo Spence

1. Douglas Mortuary; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Alonzo Spence, 69, of Coalwood, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019 at Welch Community Hospital.

"Born April 15, 1950 in Bartley, he was the son of the late Adeline Hagerman Spence and Ernest Spence Sr. He was employed by the Olga Coal Company Store, as a butcher and he was of the Pentecostal Faith.

"In addition to his parents, Alonzo was preceded in death by four brothers, Jeffery Hubbard, Hobart Spence, Ernest Spence Jr., and Lee Spence; and one sister, Mary Alice Spence.

"Those left to cherish his memories are two sisters-in-laws, Judy Spence of Matewan and Arlene Spence of Coalwood; two special nieces, Crystal Spence of Coalwood and Jennifer Spence of Tazewell, VA; special nephews Timothy Spence and Grady Loudy; special friends, Phyllis Rutherford, Gene and Nancy Osborne all of Coalwood.

"Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 1 PM from the Douglas Mortuary Chapel in Welch with Rev. David Dash officiating. Burial will follow in the Lester Cemetery on Bartley Mountain.

"Friends may call Tuesday at the Douglas Mortuary in Welch from 6 to 8 PM.

"Pallbearers will be family and friends.

"The Douglas Mortuary in Welch is assisting the Spence family."