McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


William Riley Shrewsbury

1. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Listed in household of father, George W. Shrewsbury.
2. "Births Wyoming Co, WV...", Haga, 1854.
3. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barker's Ridge, Family 70.
4. 1880 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 5 Jun 1880, Page 62A;
Family #25.
Listed as W.R. Shrewsbury, age 24, born in VA, farmer, head of household.
5. Ancestry.com Web Site, Samuel Washington Srewsbury search, 15 Jan 2002,
submitted by Mark Buckland, woodrowmb@aol.com.
William Riley Shrewsbury; married Cynthia Ollie Weimer; one identified son,
Samuel Washington Shrewsbury.
6. Ancestry.com Web Site, Samuel Washington Srewsbury search, 15 Jan 2002,
submitted by Walter M. Bailey; baileywm@pa.net.
Cynthia Olive Wimmer; born on 13 Jan 1854 in Mercer Co, WV; died on 14 Apr
1934; buried in Wimmer Cemetery, Mercer Co, WV; daughter of Samuel and Massa
Ann King Wimmer; married William Riley Shrewsbury on 10 Dec 1873 in Mercer
Co, WV.
William Riley Shrewsbury; born on 21 Nov 1854; died in Nov 1920 in Mercer
Co, WV; "found dead out in a field, apparently from a heart attack"; buried
in Mercer Co, WV.


Cynthia Olive "Olly" Wimmer

1. 1880 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 5 Jun 1880, Page 62A;
Family #25.
Listed as Cynthia O. Shrewsbury, age 27, in household of husband, W.R.
Shrewsbury.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, Samuel Washington Srewsbury search, 15 Jan 2002,
submitted by Mark Buckland, woodrowmb@aol.com.
William Riley Shrewsbury; married Cynthia Ollie Weimer; one identified son,
Samuel Washington Shrewsbury.
3. Ancestry.com Web Site, Samuel Washington Srewsbury search, 15 Jan 2002,
submitted by Walter M. Bailey; baileywm@pa.net.
Cynthia Olive Wimmer; born on 13 Jan 1854 in Mercer Co, WV; died on 14 Apr
1934; buried in Wimmer Cemetery, Mercer Co, WV; daughter of Samuel and Massa
Ann King Wimmer; married William Riley Shrewsbury on 10 Dec 1873 in Mercer
Co, WV.
4. Ancestry.com Web Site, James Cunningham search 29 Apr 2002, submitted by
Joel Hager, hagerj@us.army.mil.
Samuel D. Wimmer; born on 9 Apr 1807 in Franklin Co, VA; son of Jacob and
Margaret Capper Wimmer; married Masa "Massie" King on 24 Jan 1826/27 in
Montgomery Co, VA.
Masa King; born on 26 May 1809 in Franklin Co, VA.
Daughter, Cynthia Olly Wimmer; born on 13 Jan 1854; died on 4 Apr 1934;
married William Riley Shrewsbury on 10 Dec1873 in Mercer Co, WV.


William H. Shrewsbury

1. 1880 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 5 Jun 1880, Page 62A;
Family #25.
Listed as William H. Shrewsbury, age 4, in household of father, W.R.
Shrewsbury.


Henry A. Mills

1. 1860 Census, Mercer Co, VA (WV); Princeton PO; taken on 4 Aug 1860; Page 418; Family 536/506.
Listed as Henry A. Mills; age 4; born in VA; in household of father, William Mills.
2. 1870 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock Township; Rock PO; taken on 15 Sep 1870; Page 576B;
Family #110/110.
Listed as Henry A. Mills; age 17; born in VA; in household of father, William Mills.
3. 1880 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 4 Jun 1880, Page 61B; Family #11.
Listed as Henry Mills, age 22, born in VA, farmer,head of household.
4. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Barker's Ridge District, Family #123.
Listed as Henry Mills, age 43, as head of household.
5. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District, taken on 21 Apr 1910;
Page 196A, Family #17.
Listed as Henry A. Mills, age 54, married once for 32 yrs, farmer, head of household.


Mary Ann Shrewsbury

1. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Listed in household of father, George W. Shrewsbury.
2. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barker's Ridge, Family 70.
3. Ancestry.com Web Site, Samuel Washington Srewsbury search, 15 Jan 2002,
submitted by Walter M. Bailey; baileywm@pa.net.
Mary Ann Shrewsbury; born on 18 Dec 1857 in Wyoming Co, WV; married Henry A.
Mills on 16 Jan 1873 in Raleigh Co, WV.
4. 1880 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 4 Jun 1880, Page 61B;
Family #11.
Listed as Mary Ann Mills, age 23, in household of husband, Heny Mills.
5. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Barker's Ridge District, Family #123.
Listed as Mary Mills, age 33, in household of husband, Henry Mills.
6. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District, taken on 21 Apr 1910;
Page 196A, Family #17.
Listed as Mary A. Mills, age 53, married once for 32 yrs, 11 children, 8
living, in household of husband, Henry A. Mills.


Henry Harrison Mills

1. 1880 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 4 Jun 1880, Page 61B;
Family #11.
Listed as Henry H. Mills, age 7 months, in household of father, Henry Mills.
2. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Barker's Ridge District, Family #123.
Listed as Henry H. Mills, age 20, in household of father, Henry Mills.
3. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site, Cemeteries
http://members.aol.com/jlcooke2/cemetery.htm
Henry Mills; born in 1879; died in 1908; buried in John Riley Shrewsbury
Cemetery, located on Herndon Mtn, Wyoming Co, WV.
4. USGENWEB PROJECT, Wyoming Co, WV, "Marriage Records", by Doris Slaughter.
Book 7, page 232.
Henry Harrison Mills; age 25; born in Wyoming Co, WV; son of Henry and Mary
Mills; married on 25 Jan 1905 Mary C. Wood; age 24; born in Raleigh Co, WV.


Lewis Levi Mills

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Barker's Ridge District, Family #123.
Listed as Lewis L. Mills, age 10, in household of father, Henry Mills.
2. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site, Cemeteries
http://members.aol.com/jlcooke2/cemetery.htm
Lewis Mills; born in 1888; died in 1951; buried in John Riley Shrewsbury
Cemetery, located on Herndon Mtn, Wyoming Co, WV.
3. USGENWEB PROJECT, Wyoming Co, WV, "Marriage Records", by Doris Slaughter.
Book 8, page 362.
Lewis Levi Mills; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; son of Henry and Mary Ann
Mills; married on 13 Mar 1911 Rosetta Bell; age 16; born in Wyoming Co, WV;
daughter of James and Victoria Bell.
4. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District, taken on 21 Apr 1910;
Page 196A, Family #17.
Listed as Louis L. Mills, age 20, born in WV, in household of father,
Henry A. Mills.


Charles P. Mills

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Barker's Ridge District, Family #123.
Listed as Charles P. Mills, age 7, in household of father, Henry Mills.
2. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site, Cemeteries
http://members.aol.com/jlcooke2/cemetery.htm
Charles P. Mills; born in 1892; died in 1904; buried in John Riley Shrewsbury
Cemetery, located on Herndon Mtn, Wyoming Co, WV.


Lewis Abner Shumate

1. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Listed in household of Goodall Dare (Adare?)
2. "Births Wyoming Co, WV...", Haga, 1857.
Born to Amos and Mary Shumate.
3. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV...", Vol 1, Haga, page 74.
Lewis Shumate, age 21, married Elvira Accord, age 18, on 15 Aug 1878.
4. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV...", Vol 2, No 159, Haga, page 74.
Lewis Abner Shumate, age 27, married Malinda Keathly, age 26, born in
Monroe Co, WV. Married on 28 Aug 1884.
5. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 4, page 730.
Slab Fork Township, page 003.
Listed as Lewis Shumate, age 20, widowed, a border, in household of John
McGraw.


Elvira Acord

1. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana Township, Family 17.
2. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV...", Vol 1, Haga, page 74.
Lewis Shumate, age 21, married Elvina Accord, age 18, on 15 Aug 1878.
3. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowman, page 408.
Elvira was daughter of Robert and Michel Oliver Acord.
4. "Marriage Records of Wyoming...", Vol 2, No 154, Haga, page 19.
John Cozart, age 19, married Elvira Acord, age 21, with permission of Robert
Acord.
5. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowman, page 409.
John Cozart married Elvira Acord.
6. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork Township, taken on 7 Jun 1880, Page 534A, Family #2.
Listed as Elvina Acord, age 20, born in VA, in household of father, Robert Acord.
7. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Slab Fork District, Family #110.
Listed as Elveria Cozart, age 40, in household of husband, John Cozart.
8. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 10/11 May 1910; Page 293A;
Family #245.
Listed as Elvira Cozart; age 50, born in WV; married for 25 yrs; 13 children, 11 living; in household
of husband, John Cozart.


Lewis Abner Shumate

1. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Listed in household of Goodall Dare (Adare?)
2. "Births Wyoming Co, WV...", Haga, 1857.
Born to Amos and Mary Shumate.
3. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV...", Vol 1, Haga, page 74.
Lewis Shumate, age 21, married Elvira Accord, age 18, on 15 Aug 1878.
4. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV...", Vol 2, No 159, Haga, page 74.
Lewis Abner Shumate, age 27, married Malinda Keathly, age 26, born in
Monroe Co, WV. Married on 28 Aug 1884.
5. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 4, page 730.
Slab Fork Township, page 003.
Listed as Lewis Shumate, age 20, widowed, a border, in household of John
McGraw.


Malinda Keathley

1. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana Township, Family 62.
2. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV...", Vol 2, No 159, Haga, page 74.
Lewis Abner Shumate, age 27, married Malinda Keathly, age 26, born in
Monroe Co, WV. Married on 15 Aug 1878.
3. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 4, page 723.
Oceana Township, page 012.
Listed as Malinda Keatley, age 18, in household of father, Joseph Keatley.


Jane Hash

1. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork Township, Family 59.


Harden Hash

1. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork Township, Family 59.


George W. Hash

1. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork Township, Family 59.


Minerva Hash

1. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork Township, Family 59.


Addison Bailey Christian

1. "Annals of Tazewell...", Harman, Vol I, page 144.
Addison Christian married on 30 Mar 1849 Rebecca Christian in Tazewell Co, VA.
2. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1845-1853" Register No 2, Page 24, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Adison Christian married Rebecca Christian on 30 Mar 1849 in Tazewell Co, VA.
3. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, Western District, taken on 25 Aug 1850, Page 271, Family #768.
Listed as Addison Christian, age 22, born in VA, farmer, head of household.
4. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Family 120
"First Families of McDowell Co, West Virginia", Evans, page 21.
5. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Perryville PO, taken on 20 Jul 1860, Page 124, Family #120.
Listed as Addison Christian, age 33, born in VA, carpenter, head of household.
6. "McDowell Co, WV Web Site"; "Queries-2007"; 20 Mar 2007; posted by Angel Flippen.
"...Addison B. Christian, 2nd Lt, Co B, 34 Battallion, VA Cavalry, was killed in skirmish at Bunker Hill,
Berkeley County, (WV) Jun 14, 1863. The 34th was on the way to Gettysburg..."


Elizabeth Simpson

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Western District; taken on 25 Aug 1850; Page 272A; Image 117
of 213; Family #779/779.
Listed as Betsy Simpson; age 14; born in VA; in household of father, John Simpson.
2. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Joes Branch PO; taken on 18 Jul 1860; Page 69_; Image 44 of
73; Family #206/264.
Listed as Elizabeth Simpson; age 23; born in VA; in household of father, John W. Simpson.
3. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken abt 10 Aug 1870; Page 583B; Image 6
of 9; Family "35.
Listed as Elizabeth Simpson; age 28; born in VA; domestic servant; in household of Isaiah Short.
4. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Tug River PO; taken on 5 Aug 1970; Page
483B; Image 2 of 22; Family #7/7.
Listed as Elizabeth Simpson; age 30; born in VA; helps keep house; in household of William Short.
5. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center Township; taken on 14 Jun 1880; Page 506B; Image 14
of 2; Family #111/111.
Listed as Elizabeth Simpson; age 41; born in WV; in household of son, John W. Simpson.
6. E-mail 17 Sep 2012; Kenneth Simpson.
My name is Kennith A. Simpson, I believe you have helped me before when I was just starting my research. I have a problem that's simply beyond my ability to solve and am reaching out to anyone that might be able to assist. I am trying to make the connection between Elizabeth (Betsie) Simpson and Addison "Attie" Bailey Christian. It appears that Addison Christian and Elizabeth may have had an affair in 1850. Out of this affair Elizabeth (13 or 14 years old) became pregnant with John Walden Simpson, my great, great grandfather. The only evidence I have is a death certificate for JW Simpson naming his mother as Betsie Simpson and his father as Attie Christian (Christon). I have been able to substantiate all the information on the death certificate except for Attie Christian. I checked with the Summers County court house and was told that Christian and Christon was the same name. I researched every record that I could come across and could only find two Attie Christians. Attie Franklin Christian who died as a child and Addison "Attie" Bailey Christian. In researching Addison Christian I discovered that he was born in Tazewell Virginia around 1828, Elizabeth was born in Tazewell, 1837. Elizabeth had a brother Isaac Dow Simpson who left Tazewell around 1850 to live and work on the Margaret Christian farm in McDowell County. Elizabeth followed Isaac and stayed with him on the Christian farm. Apparently she was pregnant at the time or became pregnant shortly afterwards. Elizabeth remained on the Christian farm with her brother for the birth of her son. Elizabeth and Addison did not marry, (I discovered that Addison Christian was already married at the time to Rebecca Christian back in Tazewell and they had a young son born in 1849. I then discovered that Margaret Christian, McDowell County, was the 2nd wife of Addison Christian's father and that in 1850 Addison and his wife also moved to McDowell County. Everything appears to be to much to just be coincidence. To try to determine what was going on I took the Ancestry.Com Y-Chromosome 46 marker test, this test came back with a number of matches, all the matches that were within 1 to 6 generations were almost all members of the Christian family, there was not one Simpson match for as far back as 375 years. I had my brother take the test and it came back the same as mine. I then took the Ancestry.Com BETA Ethnicity test and it came back showing that my Ethnicity was 50 % Scandinavian, 26 % British Isles, 12 % Eastern European and 12 % Southern European. All of my Christian matches came back to the Isle of Man and then back to Denmark (Scandinavian). Again everything seems to fall in place except for one rather big problem. Addison "Attie" Bailey Christian is supposed to be descended from a Chief Cornstalk, Cherokee Indian. My DNA shows no Native American blood lines what so ever. I have contacted a couple members of the Christian family and they are planning to take the DNA tests but none have so far. My only hope at this time is to find some article or piece of family rumor or folklore that mentions Addison "Attie" Bailey Christian having children with a woman other than his wife..."


Jonathan William Hurley

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Jonathan Hurley search, 24 Nov 2000
Jonathan William Hurley was born about 1805 in MO or KY; died 27 Oct 1852 in
Putnam Co, MO; married Eleanor Nelly Dorris on 1 Jul 1830 in Cole Co, MO.
Eleanor was born about 1814 in IN or KY; died 6 Apr 1887; married second
John B. Morgan.


Eleanor Nelly Dorris

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Jonathan Hurley search, 24 Nov 2000
Jonathan William Hurley was born about 1805 in MO or KY; died 27 Oct 1852 in
Putnam Co, MO; married Eleanor Nelly Dorris on 1 Jul 1830 in Cole Co, MO.
Eleanor was born about 1814 in IN or KY; died 6 Apr 1887; married second
John B. Morgan.


Elijah J. Reed

1. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork Dist, at Joe's Branch, Family 1.
Listed as Elijah J. Reed, age 7, in household of father, Buford Reed.
2. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV...", Vol 3, No 122, Haga, page 68.
Eli J. Reed, age 19, resident of Raleigh Co, WV married on 26 Feb 1880
Susan Sizemore, age 19, born in Wyoming Co, WV.


Susannah "Susan" Sizemore

1. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Listed in household of father, John M. Sizemore.
2. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barker's Ridge, taken 8 Sep 1870, Family 18.
Listed in household of faternal grandparents, George J. and Jane Sizemore,
parents of her father, John Marion Sizemore.
3. "Marriage Records of Wyoming...", Vol 1, Haga, page 68.
Eli J. Reed, age 19, born in Mercer Co, WV, resident of Raleigh Co, WV,
married Susan Sizemore, age 19, born in Wyoming Co, WV. They were married on
26 Feb 1880.


Larkin Smith Sr

1. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Listed as head of household as a farmer.
2. "Genealogical Section of History of Logan Co", Henry Clay Ragland, 1896.
Chapter XVII, page 8. John Smith, son of Thomas Smith (of Horsepen Creek),
had two sons by his first wife, (_________) Murphy of KY: Harrington
(married _________Mullins and moved to Kanawha) and Larkin (first married
________Lusk, had eight children, and second _________Trent, had six
children).
3. "Births of Wyoming Co, WV", Haga, 1867.
Believe Larkin's second wife was Elizabeth (Trent from Ref 2). Son, Larkin,
was born 10 Nov 1867 to Larkin and Elizabeth Smith.
4. 1850 Census, Logan Co, WV, District 32, page 143, taken 27 Aug 1850.
Family #323.
Listed as Larkin Smith, age 24, head of household.
5. 1870 Census, Logan Co, WV, Tridelphia District, page 546, Family #27.
Listed as Larkin Smith, age 45, head of household.
6. 1880 Census of Logan Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 11, page 677.
Tridelphia District, page 011.
Listed as Larkin Smith, age 56, head of household.


Martha Louisa Lusk

1. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Listed in household of husband, Larkin Smith.
2. "Reference Book of Wyoming Co", Bowman, page 395.
3. 1850 Census, Logan Co, WV, District 32, page 143, taken 27 Aug 1850.
Family #323.
Listed as Martha Smith, age 24, in household of husband, Larkin Smith.
4. 1870 Census, Logan Co, WV, Tridelphia District, page 546, Family #27.
Listed as Martha J. Smith, age 45, in household of husband, Larkin Smith.


Eli Smith

1. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Listed in household of father, Larkin Smith.
2. 1870 Census, Logan Co, WV, Tridelphia District, page 546, Family #27.
Listed as Eli Smith, age 18, in household of father, Larkin Smith.


Henry Fernandes Smith

1. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Listed in household of father, Larkin Smith.
2. "Births Wyoming Co, WV...", Haga, 1857.
3. 1870 Census, Logan Co, WV, Tridelphia District, page 546, Family #27.
Listed as Henry Smith, age 14, in household of father, Larkin Smith.


Martha L. Smith

1. 1870 Census, Logan Co, WV, Tridelphia District, page 546, Family #27.
Listed as Martha J. Smith, age 10, in household of father, Larkin Smith.


Larkin Smith Sr

1. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Listed as head of household as a farmer.
2. "Genealogical Section of History of Logan Co", Henry Clay Ragland, 1896.
Chapter XVII, page 8. John Smith, son of Thomas Smith (of Horsepen Creek),
had two sons by his first wife, (_________) Murphy of KY: Harrington
(married _________Mullins and moved to Kanawha) and Larkin (first married
________Lusk, had eight children, and second _________Trent, had six
children).
3. "Births of Wyoming Co, WV", Haga, 1867.
Believe Larkin's second wife was Elizabeth (Trent from Ref 2). Son, Larkin,
was born 10 Nov 1867 to Larkin and Elizabeth Smith.
4. 1850 Census, Logan Co, WV, District 32, page 143, taken 27 Aug 1850.
Family #323.
Listed as Larkin Smith, age 24, head of household.
5. 1870 Census, Logan Co, WV, Tridelphia District, page 546, Family #27.
Listed as Larkin Smith, age 45, head of household.
6. 1880 Census of Logan Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 11, page 677.
Tridelphia District, page 011.
Listed as Larkin Smith, age 56, head of household.


Elizabeth Trent

1. "Births of Wyoming Co, WV...", Haga, 1867.
Larkin Smith was born on 10 Nov 1867 to Larkin and Elizabeth Smith.
2. "Genealogical Section of History of Logan Co", Henry Clay Ragland, 1896.
Chapter XVII, page 8. John Smith, son of Thomas Smith (of Horsepen Creek),
had two sons by his first wife, (_________) Murphy of KY: Harrington
(married _________Mullins and moved to Kanawha) and Larkin (first married
________Lusk, had eight children, and second _________Trent, had six
children).
3. "Births of Wyoming Co, WV", Haga, 1867.
Believe Larkin's second wife was Elizabeth (Trent from Ref 2). Son, Larkin,
was born 10 Nov 1867 to Larkin and Elizabeth Smith.