McDowell and Wyoming Co WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Sullivan L. Messer

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 271; WV Archives Web Site.
S.L. Messer; age 27; born in Carter Co, KY; single; miner; living at Twin Branch, WV; son of W.A.
and Mary; married on 4 Mar 1915 at Welch, WV; Carmen Sexton; age 19; born in Jackson Co, OH;
widow; daughter of Theodore and Ada Rhodes.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; taken 16 Jan 1920; Page
253B; Image 15 of 26; Family #504/508.
Listed as Sullivan L. Messer; age 31; born in KY; married; coal miner; head of household.


Carmen Rhodes

1. 1900 Census, Ohio Co, WV; Washington District; Wheeling; taken on 5 Jun 1900; Page 207A;
Image 11 of 36; Family #95/113.
Listed as Carmel Rhodes; age 4; born in OH in Sep 1895; in household of father, Theodore A.
Rhodes.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; taken 19 Apr 1910; Page
186B; Image 2 of 12; Family #44/51.
Listed as Carmin Roads; age 14; born in OH; in household of father, Theodore Rhodes.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1912); Page 2; WV Archives Web Site.
George Sexton; age 18; born in Boyd Co, VA (sic, KY); single; miner; living at Twin Branch, WV;
son of James and Liewarah (Laura?); married on 7 Dec 1912 at Twin Branch, WV; Carmen Rhodes;
age 17; born in Jackson Co, OH; single; daughter of Theodore and Adda.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 271; WV Archives Web Site.
S.L. Messer; age 27; born in Carter Co, KY; single; miner; living at Twin Branch, WV; son of W.A.
and Mary; married on 4 Mar 1915 at Welch, WV; Carmen Sexton; age 19; born in Jackson Co, OH;
widow; daughter of Theodore and Ada Rhodes.
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; taken 16 Jan 1920; Page
253B; Image 15 of 26; Family #504/508.
Listed as Carmen Messer; age 24; born in OH; married; in household of husband, Sullivan L. Messer.
6. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Carmen Messer; born 11 Sep 1895; died in Dec 1982; last residence, Tazewell, Tazewell Co, VA;
SS #226-30-4165; card issued in VA before 1951.


William S. Messer

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; taken 16 Jan 1920; Page
253B; Image 15 of 26; Family #504/508.
Listed as William S. Messer; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, Sullivan L. Messer.


Addie Messer

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; taken 16 Jan 1920; Page
253B; Image 15 of 26; Family #504/508.
Listed as Addie Messer; age 1; born in WV; in household of father, Sullivan L. Messer.


William Preston Messer

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1917); Page 65; WV Archives Web Site.
W.P. Messer; age 23; born in Carter Co, KY; single; miner; living at Twin Branch, WV; son of W.A.
and Mary; married on 17 Sep 1917 at Davy, WV; Thelma Irene Rhodes; age 17; born in Ohio Co,
WV; single; daughter of Theodore and Addie.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; taken 16 Jan 1920; Page
253B; Image 15 of 26; Family #502/506.
Listed as Preston Messer; age 28; born in KY; married; coal miner; head of household.


Thelma Irene Rhodes

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; taken 19 Apr 1910; Page
186B; Image 2 of 12; Family #44/51.
Listed as Thelma Rhodes; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Theodore A. Rhodes.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1917); Page 65; WV Archives Web Site.
W.P. Messer; age 23; born in Carter Co, KY; single; miner; living at Twin Branch, WV; son of W.A.
and Mary; married on 17 Sep 1917 at Davy, WV; Thelma Irene Rhodes; age 17; born in Ohio Co,
WV; single; daughter of Theodore and Addie.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; taken 16 Jan 1920; Page
253B; Image 15 of 26; Family #502/506.
Listed as Thelma Messer; age 28; born in OH (sic, Ohio Co, WV); married; in household of husband,
W. Preston Messer.
4. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Thelma Messer; born 17 Jan 1901; died in Jul 1878; last residence, Cedar Bluff, Tazewell Co, VA;
SS #228-60-6718; card issued in VA in 1962.


William Arnim Messer

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #232; WV Archives Web Site.
William Arnim Messer; age 1 yr, 1 mon, 4 days; born 9 Aug 1918 at Twin Branch, WV; son of
William Preston and Thelma Irene (Rhodes) Messer; from gastro-euteritis, hemorrhagic colitis;
buried 14 Sep 1919 at Twin Branch, WV.


Lester Brentford West

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1904); Page 72; WV Archives Web Site.
Lester B. West; age 25; born in Bedford Co, VA; single; saw miller; living at Sook, WV;
son of George and Sallie; married on 3 Nov 1904 at Roderfield, WV; Mollie Christian; age 18;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Mastin and Hannah.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1909); Page 120; WV Archives Web Site.
Lester B. West; age 29; born in Bedford Co, VA; widowed; laborer; living at Roderfield, WV;
son of G.L. and Sallie F.; married on 3 Jan 1909 at Roderfield, WV; Laura Christian; age 20;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Mastin and Hannah.
3.1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Bog Creek District; taken on 19 Feb 1920; Page 106A;
Image 35 of 38; Family #313/314.
Listed as Luster B. West; age 38; born in VA; married; sawyer in lumber mill; head of household.


Laura S. Christian

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 88B, Family 33.
Listed as Laura Christian, age 11, born in Mar 1889, in household of father, Mastin Christian.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1909); Page 120; WV Archives Web Site.
Lester B. West; age 29; born in Bedford Co, VA; widowed; laborer; living at Roderfield, WV;
son of G.L. and Sallie F.; married on 3 Jan 1909 at Roderfield, WV; Laura Christian; age 20;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Mastin and Hannah.
3.1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Bog Creek District; taken on 19 Feb 1920; Page 106A;
Image 35 of 38; Family #313/314.
Listed as Lauria West; age 30; born in WV; married; in household of husband, Lester B. West.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 7 Apr 2014
Laura S. West; born in 1888; died in 1977; buried here; grave marker photo shown.


Margaret West

1.1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Bog Creek District; taken on 19 Feb 1920; Page 106A;
Image 35 of 38; Family #313/314.
Listed as Margrate West; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Lester B. West.


Myrtle West

1.1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Bog Creek District; taken on 19 Feb 1920; Page 106A;
Image 35 of 38; Family #313/314.
Listed as Myrtle West; age 2 yrs, 6 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Lester B. West.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #7543; WV Archives Web Site.
Myrtle West; age 19; borm in Jul 1917 in McDowell Co, WV; single; at home; living in Roderfield,
WV; daughter of Lester and Laura (Christian) West; died 6 May 1937 in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV;
due to pelvic inflammatory disease with general peritonitis; puerperal origin; buried 8 May 1937
in Roderfield, WV; informant, Edith Christian, Roderfield, WV.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 12 Dec 2013.
Myrtle West; born in Jul 1917; died 6 May 1937; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Baby Girl West

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Kenneth Bowen; 20 Dec 2013.
Infant Daughter West; born and died 6 Jun 1926 in Roderfield, WV; buried here; no grave marker photo
shown;
"Daughter of Lester Brentford West and Laura C. Christian.
1. Lester Brentford West married Mollie Christian on Nov. 3, 1904 at Roderfield, Wv. By Rev. T.L. Robison. Mollie was the daughter of Mastin and Hannah Christian. 2. Lester Brentford West, a widow born Bedford Co. Va., married Laura C. Christian on Jan. 3, 1909 at Roderfield by Rev. J. C. Reed. Laura was the daughter of Mastin and Hannah Christian.


Lester Brentford West

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1904); Page 72; WV Archives Web Site.
Lester B. West; age 25; born in Bedford Co, VA; single; saw miller; living at Sook, WV;
son of George and Sallie; married on 3 Nov 1904 at Roderfield, WV; Mollie Christian; age 18;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Mastin and Hannah.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1909); Page 120; WV Archives Web Site.
Lester B. West; age 29; born in Bedford Co, VA; widowed; laborer; living at Roderfield, WV;
son of G.L. and Sallie F.; married on 3 Jan 1909 at Roderfield, WV; Laura Christian; age 20;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Mastin and Hannah.
3.1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Bog Creek District; taken on 19 Feb 1920; Page 106A;
Image 35 of 38; Family #313/314.
Listed as Luster B. West; age 38; born in VA; married; sawyer in lumber mill; head of household.


Molly Christian

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 88B, Family 33.
Listed as Molly Christian, age 14, born in Jun 1885, in household of father, Mastin Christian.
Twin of Greenwalt Christian.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1904); Page 72; WV Archives Web Site.
Lester B. West; age 25; born in Bedford Co, VA; single; saw miller; living at Sook, WV;
son of George and Sallie; married on 3 Nov 1904 at Roderfield, WV; Mollie Christian; age 18;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Mastin and Hannah.


Elbert Cline

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Huff Creek District, Page 250A, Family #7.
Listed as Elbert Cline, age 11 months, born in WV, in household of father, Isaac Cline.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1930); Page 368; WV Archives Web Site.
Elbert Cline; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; miner; living at Hanover, WV; son of Isaac and
Hess; married on 29 Sep 1930 at Welch; Marilda Riffe; age 23; born in Wyoming Co, WV; widow;
daughter of Hirman and Elizabeth.


Alice Marilda Riffe

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Birth Registry; Vol #__(1907); Page 174; Line 25; WV Archives Web Site.
Alice M. Riffe; born 4 Jan 1907 at Hanover, WV; parents; Hiram N. and Elizabeth Riffe; delivered by
Necatie England, mid-wife.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 10 May 1910; Page 257A;
Image 16 of 17; Family #239/142.
Listed as Alice Riffe; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, Hiram Riffe.
3. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Huff Creek District, Huff Creek Road, taken on 7/8 Jan 1920,
Page 218B, Family #50.
Listed as Alice M. Riffe, age 12, born in WV, in household of father, Hiram Riffe.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1930); Page 368; WV Archives Web Site.
Elbert Cline; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; miner; living at Hanover, WV; son of Isaac and
Hess; married on 29 Sep 1930 at Welch; Marilda Riffe; age 23; born in Wyoming Co, WV; widow;
daughter of Hirman and Elizabeth.


Hugh Tiffany Gillespie Jr

1. 1900 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 25 Jan 1900; Page 226A; Image
33 of 38; Family #308/308.
Listed as Hugh Gillespie; age 30; born in VA in 1870; married 6 yrs; farmer; head of household.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #10515; WV Archives Web Site.
Hugh T. Gillispie; age 69 yrs, 4 mons, 3 days; born 12 Mar 1868 in Tazewell Co, VA; married; husband of
Annie Gillispie; worker in limber mill; living at Wilmore, WV; Iaeger PO; son of Hugh and Fannie (Murphy)
Gillispie; died 15 Jul 1937 at Wilmore, WV; due to uremia complicating nephritis chronic without edema;
buried 17 Jyl 1937 at Roderfield, WV; informant, Sallie Ward, Whitewood, VA.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
David Kemp; 2 May 2013; headstone photo added by B. Walls.
"Birth: Mar. 12, 1868
Tazewell County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 1937
Iaeger
McDowell County
West Virginia, USA

Son of Hugh Tiffany Gillespie and Mary Frances Murphy.

Family links:
Spouse:
Harty Ann Herndon Gillespie (1875 - 1950)*

Children:
Fannie Gillespie Williamson (1895 - 1984)*
Andrew Gillespie (1899 - 1955)*
Russell Tiffany Gillespie (1907 - 1990)*
Palmer Walter Gillespie (1910 - 1997)*
Bertha Winnie Gillespie Spence (1913 - 1985)*
Paul R Gillespie (1916 - 1999)*..."


Harty Ann "Anna" Herndon

1. 1900 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 25 Jan 1900; Page 226A; Image
33 of 38; Family #308/308.
Listed as Annie Gillespie; age 24; born in VA in 1876; married 6 yrs; 3 childen, all living; in household
of husband, Hugh Gillespie.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #14702; WV Archives Web Site.
Harty Ann Gillispie; age 75; born 2 Sep 1875 in Sword(s) Creek, VA; widow; housewife; living at Brenton,
Wyoming Co, WV; daughter of Andrew and Sallie (Honaker) Herendon; dies 7 Oct 1950 in Stevens
Clinic, Welch, WV; due to gastric hemorrhage, cause undetermined; epithelioma, forehead; buried
9 oct 1950 at Roderfield, WV; informant, Russell Gillespie
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
David Kemp; 2 May 2013; headstone photo added by B. Walls.
Birth: Sep. 2, 1875
Swords Creek
Russell County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1950
Welch
McDowell County
West Virginia, USA

Daughter of Andrew Herndon and Sarah "sallie" Honaker.

Family links:
Spouse:
Hugh T. Gillespie (1868 - 1937)

Children:
Fannie Gillespie Williamson (1895 - 1984)*
Andrew Gillespie (1899 - 1955)*
Russell Tiffany Gillespie (1907 - 1990)*
Palmer Walter Gillespie (1910 - 1997)*
Bertha Winnie Gillespie Spence (1913 - 1985)*
Paul R Gillespie (1916 - 1999)*..."


Edward Gillespie

1. 1900 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 25 Jan 1900; Page 226A; Image
33 of 38; Family #308/308.
Listed as Edward Gillespie; age 1; born in VA in 1899; in household of father, Hugh Gillespie.


Harry Gillespie

1. 1900 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 25 Jan 1900; Page 226A; Image
33 of 38; Family #308/308.
Listed as Harry Gillespie; age 4; born in VA in 1896; in household of father, Hugh Gillespie.
2. 1930 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; Braholm; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 128A;
Image 5 of 32; Family #43/46.
Listed as Harry Gillespie; age 33; born in VA; married at 27; machine man in coal mine; head of
household.
3. Logan Co, WV; Death Certificate #3558; WV Archives Web Site.
Harry Gillespie; age 37; born 17 Feb 1896 in Tazewell Co, VA; married; husband of Stella Gillespie;
machine man in coal mine; living at H.T. Wilson Camp; son of Hugh and Annie (Herndon) Gillespie;
died 20 Feb 1934 at Logan, WV; killed instantly by slate fall in coal mien, head crushed; buried
23 Feb 1934 at Accoville, WV; informant, Mrs. Stella Gillespie, Logan, WV.


Stella

1. 1930 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; Braholm; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 128A;
Image 5 of 32; Family #43/46.
Listed as Stella Gillespie; age 25; born in VA; married at 21; in household of husband, Harry Gillespie.


Nell Gillespie

1. 1930 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; Braholm; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 128A;
Image 5 of 32; Family #43/46.
Listed as Nell Gillespie; age 4 yrs, 4 mons; born in VA; in household of father, Harry Gillespie.


Harry Gillespie

1. 1900 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 25 Jan 1900; Page 226A; Image
33 of 38; Family #308/308.
Listed as Harry Gillespie; age 4; born in VA in 1896; in household of father, Hugh Gillespie.
2. 1930 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; Braholm; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 128A;
Image 5 of 32; Family #43/46.
Listed as Harry Gillespie; age 33; born in VA; married at 27; machine man in coal mine; head of
household.
3. Logan Co, WV; Death Certificate #3558; WV Archives Web Site.
Harry Gillespie; age 37; born 17 Feb 1896 in Tazewell Co, VA; married; husband of Stella Gillespie;
machine man in coal mine; living at H.T. Wilson Camp; son of Hugh and Annie (Herndon) Gillespie;
died 20 Feb 1934 at Logan, WV; killed instantly by slate fall in coal mien, head crushed; buried
23 Feb 1934 at Accoville, WV; informant, Mrs. Stella Gillespie, Logan, WV.


Anna Gillespie

1. 1930 Census, Logan Co, WV; Triadelphia District; Braholm; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 128A;
Image 5 of 32; Family #43/46.
Listed as Anna Gillespie; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, Harry Gillespie.


Gordon S. Kirby

1. 1880 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Alleghany District; taken on 14 Jun 1880; Page 428C; Image
20 of 35; Family #200/228.
Listed as Gordon Kirby; age 8; born in VA; in household of father, Robert Kirby.
2. Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947; LDS Web Site.
Gordon S. Kirby; age 75; born in 1870; son of Robert and Mary (Smith) Kirby; died 2 Nov 1945 in
Layfayette, Coles Co, IL; spouse, Maude.