McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

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Walter Woodrow Asbury Sr

1. Kentucky, Birth Index, 1911-1999; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Walter W Asberry
Date of Birth: 11 Dec 1916
Birth Place: Adair, Kentucky, USA
Mother's name: Millie Farmer
Volume Number: 116
Certificate Number: 57963
Volume Year: 1916"
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 51; WV Archives Web Site.
Walter W. Asbury; age 21; born in Taylor Co, KY; single; miner; living at Premier, WV; son of James
and Millie; married on 15 May 1937 at Welch, WV; Lucy Turpin; age 17; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; living at premier, WV; daughter of D.C. and Maudie L.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 3 Apr 1940; Page 783A;
E D # 24-40; Image 6 of 36; Household #29.
Listed as Walter Asbury; age 22; born in WV; married; 5th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; head of household.
4. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
" Name: Walter Woodrow Asbury
Gender: Male
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Taylor
Birth Date: 11 Dec 1916
Residence Place: Premier, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: Premier Poca Colls Co
Weight: 120
Complexion: Dark
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5 6
Next of Kin: Lucy Preston Asbury
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Walter Woodrow Asbury Self (Head)
Lucy Preston Asbury Wife"


Lucy Preston Turpin

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 51; WV Archives Web Site.
Walter W. Asbury; age 21; born in Taylor Co, KY; single; miner; living at Premier, WV; son of James
and Millie; married on 15 May 1937 at Welch, WV; Lucy Turpin; age 17; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; living at premier, WV; daughter of D.C. and Maudie L.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 3 Apr 1940; Page 783A;
E D # 24-40; Image 6 of 36; Household #28.
Listed as Lucy Asbury; age 19; born in WV; married; 1 yr HS education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Walter W. Asbury.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Lucy P Asbury
[Lucy Preston Asbury]
[Lucy P Turpin]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 15 Mar 1921
Birth Place: Browns Creek, West Virginia
[Welch McDowe??, West Virginia]
Death Date: 28 Jun 1997
Father: Dewitt C Turpin
Mother: Maude L Lincous
SSN: 232529995
Notes: Jul 1951: Name listed as LUCY P ASBURY;
Apr 1962: Name listed as LUCY PRESTON ASBURY"
4, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Lucy P. Asbury
SSN: 232-52-9995
Last Residence:
21113 Odenton, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA
BORN: 15 Mar 1921
Died: 28 Jun 1997
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina or West Virginia (Before 1951)"


Walter W. Asbury Jr

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 3 Apr 1940; Page 783A;
E D # 24-40; Image 6 of 36; Household #28.
Listed as Walter Asbury, Jr; age 2; born in WV; married; no education; in household of father,
Walter W. Asbury.
2. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Walter W Asbury Jr
Birth Date: 8 Dec 1937
Phone Number: 674-6001
Address: 489 N Patuxent Rd, Odenton, MD, 21113-1523 (1993)"


Malcolm Malachi Day Jr

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Narcissa Cole search, 21 Sep 2001, submitted by
glenn@carollsweb.com
Malcolm Malachi Day; born in 1908 in Welch, McDowell Co, WV; died on 6 Jun
1975 at St Petersburg, FL; married Ann Mosko; children: Malcolm Malachi,
III; Donna Lee; Vista Marie Day.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Brown's Creek District; Welch; taken on 28 Jan 1920;
Page 126B, Family #288.
Listed as Malcolm M. Day, age 12, born in WV, in household of father, Malcolm M. Day.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Brown's Creek District; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 115B,
Family #535.
Listed as Mack Day, Jr, age 22, born in WV, in household of mother, Charlotte Milam Day.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 3 Apr 1940; Page 783A;
E D # 24-40; Image 6 of 36; Household #30.
Listed as M.M. Day, Jr; age 31; born in WV; married; 1st grade education; lived in Welch, McDowell
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; county constable; head of household.


Ann Mosko

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 3 Apr 1940; Page 783A;
E D # 24-40; Image 6 of 36; Household #30.
Listed as Ann Day; age 27; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in Welch, McDowell
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Malcolm M. Day, Jr.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, Narcissa Cole search, 21 Sep 2001, submitted by
glenn@carollsweb.com
Malcolm Malachi Day; born in 1908 in Welch, McDowell Co, WV; died on 6 Jun
1975 at St Petersburg, FL; married Ann Mosko; children: Malcolm Malachi,
III; Donna Lee; Vista Marie Day.


Marcolm Malachi Day III

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 3 Apr 1940; Page 783A;
E D # 24-40; Image 6 of 36; Household #30.
Listed as Malcolm Marushia(sic, Day); age 1 mon; born in WV; in household of father, Malcolm M.
Day, Jr.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, Narcissa Cole search, 21 Sep 2001, submitted by
glenn@carollsweb.com
Malcolm Malachi Day; born in 1908 in Welch, McDowell Co, WV; died on 6 Jun
1975 at St Petersburg, FL; married Ann Mosko; children: Malcolm Malachi,
III; Donna Lee; Vista Marie Day.


John Henry Marushia

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on _____; Page 183A; Image 47 of 49;
Family #454/459.
Listed as John Marushia; age 2; born in WV in May 1898; in household of father, Charles Marushia.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hemphill; taken on 6 Jan 1920; Page 262B;
Image 6 of 30; Family #52/51.
Listed as John Marushia; age 21; born in WV; married; coal miner; head of household.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #11684; WV Archives Web Site.
John Henry Marushia; age 29 yrs, 4 mons, 0 days; born 25 May 1899 at Kyles, McDowell Co, WV;
married; husband of Thressa Marushia; mine foreman for Monarch Coal Co; living at Mohegan, WV;
son of Charles and Mary Marushia; died 25 Sep 1928 at Mohegan, WV from "crushed to death by
fall of coal and slate in mine"; buried 27 Sep 1928 (no cemetery listed); informant, J.A. Menell,
Mohegan, WV.
4. FindAgrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 14 Dec 2013.
John H. Marushia, born 25 May 1899; died 25 Sep 1928; buried here; grave marker photo shown.


Thressa Jane Walters

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Marytown, WV; taken on 22 Apr 1910; Page
192B; Image 12 of 12; Family #157/166.
Listed as Thessa Walters; age 19; born in OH; in household of father, Adam Walters.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hemphill; taken on 6 Jan 1920; Page 262B;
Image 6 of 30; Family #52/51.
Listed as Thressa Marushia; age 18; born in OH; married; in household of husband, John Marushia.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 67A; Image 5
of 47; Family #42/44.
Listed as Theressa Marushia; age 29; born in OH; widow; laundress; head of household.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 3 Apr 1940; Page 783A;
E D # 24-40; Image 6 of 36; Household #30.
Listed as Thressa Marushia; age 3; born in OH; widow; 8th grade education; lived in Kimball,
McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; domestic for board; in household of Malcolm M. Day, Jr.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #11 525; WV Archives Web Site.
Thressa Jane Marushia; age 54; born 7 Nov 1900 at Welston, OH; widow; living at Maitland, WV;
daughter of Adam and Maggie (Mannering) Walters; died 15 Aug 1955 in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV;
from cholangitis and cirrhosis of liver due to chronic pylonephritis with umbilical hernia, large,
diabetes, constitutional obesity; buried 16 Aug 1955 in Iaeger Memorial, informant, Ted Walters.
6. FindAgrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Kenneth Bowen; 14 Dec 2010.
Thressa Jane Walters Marushia; born 7 Nov 1900; died 15 Aug 1955; buried here; no grave marker photo shown.


Irene M. Marushia

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hemphill; taken on 6 Jan 1920; Page 262B;
Image 6 of 30; Family #52/51.
Listed as Irene Marushia; age 2; born in PA; in household of father, John Marushia.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 67A; Image 5
of 47; Family #42/44.
Listed as Irene M. Marushia; age 1; born in PA; in household of mother, Thressa Walters Marushia.


Marie E. Marushia

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hemphill; taken on 6 Jan 1920; Page 262B;
Image 6 of 30; Family #52/51.
Listed as Marie Marushia; age 4 mons; born in WV; in household of father, John Marushia.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 67A; Image 5
of 47; Family #42/44.
Listed as Marie E. Marushia; age 10; born in WV; in household of mother, Thressa Walters Marushia.


Lucille N. Marushia

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 67A; Image 5
of 47; Family #42/44.
Listed as Lucille N. Marushia; age 8; born in WV; in household of mother, Thressa Walters Marushia.


Kathleen I. Marushia

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 67A; Image 5
of 47; Family #42/44.
Listed as Kathleen I. Marushia; age 6; born in WV; in household of mother, Thressa Walters Marushia.


Betty J. Marushia

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 67A; Image 5
of 47; Family #42/44.
Listed as Betty J. Marushia; age 5; born in WV; in household of mother, Thressa Walters Marushia.


Robert Benjamin Gwyn

1. 1910 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Edwards Township; taken on 5 May 1910; Page 251A; Image 23 of
36; Family #224/228.
Listed as Robert B. Gwyn; age 33; born in NC; black; married once for 13 yrs; farmer; head of
household.
2. 1920 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Edwards Township; taken on 4 Feb 1920; Page 60A; Image 35 of 35;
Family #323/323.
Listed as Robert B. Gwyn; age 45; born in NC; married; black; laborer for railroad; head of
household.
3. Wilkes Co, NC Death Certificate #13901; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Robert Benjamin Gwyn; age 82 yrs, 8 mons, 0 days; born 15 Aug 1874 in Wilkes Co, NC; married;
husband of Smaantha Gwyn; trainman for Southern Railway; living at Rt #1 Rhonda, NC; son of
Bart and Pheby (Edwards) Gwyn; died 15 Apr 1957 in Wilkes General Hospital, N. Wilkesboro, NC;
from hypertensive cardiovascular disease; buried 21 Aprl 1957 in Poplar Springs Baptist Church
Cemetery, Wilkes Co, NC; informant, Mrs. Tesa Durr, New York.


Samantha Fletcher

1. 1910 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Edwards Township; taken on 5 May 1910; Page 251A; Image 23 of
36; Family #224/228.
Listed as Samantha F. Gwyn; age 27; born in NC; black; married once for 13 yrs; 6 children; 6 living;
in household of husband, Robert B. Gwyn.
2. 1920 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Edwards Township; taken on 4 Feb 1920; Page 60A; Image 35 of 35;
Family #323/323.
Listed as Samantha Gwyn; age 37; born in NC; married; mulatto; in household of husband, Robert
B. Gwyn.


Hallie M. Gwyn

1. 1910 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Edwards Township; taken on 5 May 1910; Page 251A; Image 23 of
36; Family #224/228.
Listed as Hallie M. Gwyn; age 12; born in NC; black; in household of father, Robert B. Gwyn.


Masel Louise Gwyn

1. NC Birth Index, 1800-2000; LDS Web Site; Wilkes Co, NC Birth Records; Vol 2; Page 1253.
Mozelle Louise Gwyn; born 4 Dec 1903 at Ronda, Wilkes Co, NC; colored; parents, Robert
Benjamin and Samantha (Fletcher) Gwyn.
2. 1910 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Edwards Township; taken on 5 May 1910; Page 251A; Image 23 of
36; Family #224/228.
Listed as Masel L. Gwyn; age 7; born in NC; black; in household of father, Robert B. Gwyn.


Theresa Rawan Gwyn

1. NC Birth Index, 1800-2000; LDS Web Site; Wilkes Co Birth Records; Vol 2; Page 1284.
Theresa Rawan Gwyn; born 25 Mar 1908 at Ronda, Wilkes Co, NC; colored; parents, Robert
Benjamin and Samantha (Fletcher) Gwyn.
2. 1910 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Edwards Township; taken on 5 May 1910; Page 251A; Image 23 of
36; Family #224/228.
Listed as Jretha Gwyn; age 3; born in NC; black; in household of father, Robert B. Gwyn.
3. 1920 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Edwards Township; taken on 4 Feb 1920; Page 60A; Image 35 of 35;
Family #323/323.
Listed as Heather Gwyn; age 13; born in NC; mulatto; in household of father, Robert B. Gwyn.


Robert W. Gwyn

1. 1910 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Edwards Township; taken on 5 May 1910; Page 251A; Image 23 of
36; Family #224/228.
Listed as Robert W. Gwyn; age 1 yr 1 mon; born in NC; black; in household of father, Robert B.
Gwyn.
2. 1920 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Edwards Township; taken on 4 Feb 1920; Page 60A; Image 35 of 35;
Family #323/323.
Listed as Robert W. Gwyn; age 11; born in NC; black; in household of father, Robert B. Gwyn.


Violet Samantha Gwyn

1. NC Birth Index, 1800-2000; LDS Web Site; Wilkes Co, NC Birth Records; Vol A; Page 298.
Violet Samantha Gwyn; born in 1912 in Wilkes Co, NC; father, Robert B. Gwyn.
2. 1920 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Edwards Township; taken on 4 Feb 1920; Page 60A; Image 35 of 35;
Family #323/323.
Listed as Violet Gwyn; age 5; born in NC; black; in household of father, Robert B. Gwyn.


Gordon William Gwyn

1. NC Birth Index, 1800-2000; LDS Web Site; Wilkes Co, NC Birth Records; Vol 3; Page 252.
Gordon William Gwyn; born in 1917 in Wilkes Co, NC; father, Robert B. Gwyn.
2. 1920 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Edwards Township; taken on 4 Feb 1920; Page 60A; Image 35 of 35;
Family #323/323.
Listed as Gorden Gwyn; age 3 yrs, 7 mons; born in NC; black; in household of father, Robert B.
Gwyn.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 3 Apr 1940; Page 783A;
E D # 24-40; Image 6 of 36; Household #31.
Listed as Gordon Gyn; age 24; born in NC; single; 3 yrs HS education; lived in Wilkes Co, NC on
1 Apr 1935; new worker; truck driver; in household of brother, Winfrey Gwyn.


Walter Gwyn

1. NC Birth Index, 1800-2000; LDS Web Site; Wilkes Co, NC Birth Records; Vol 5; Page 1099.
Walter Gwyn; born in 1919 in Wilkes Co, NC; father, Robert B. Gwyn.
2. 1920 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Edwards Township; taken on 4 Feb 1920; Page 60A; Image 35 of 35;
Family #323/323.
Listed as Walter Gwyn; age 4 mons; born in NC; black; in household of father, Robert B. Gwyn.


Ralph Clarence Gwyn

1. NC Birth Index, 1800-2000; LDS Web Site; Wilkes Co, NC Birth Records; Vol 8; Page 1102.
Ralph Clarence Gwyn; born in 1922 in Wilkes Co, NC; father, Robert B. Gwyn.


Winfrey Stonewall Gwyn

1. 1910 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Edwards Township; taken on 5 May 1910; Page 251A; Image 23 of
36; Family #224/228.
Listed as Wynfrey S. Gwyn; age 5; born in NC; black; in household of father, Robert B. Gwyn.
2. 1920 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Edwards Township; taken on 4 Feb 1920; Page 60A; Image 35 of 35;
Family #323/323.
Listed as Winfrey Gwyn; age 15; born in NC; black; in household of father, Robert B. Gwyn.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; ; Premier Mining Village; taken on 15 Apr
1930; Page 240A; Image 19 of 35; Family #
Listed as Winfred S. Gwyn; age 25; born in NC; married at 25; negro;brakeman in coal mine; head
of household.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 3 Apr 1940; Page 783A;
E D # 24-40; Image 6 of 36; Household #31.
Listed as Winfrey Gyn; age 33; born in NC; married; negro; 6th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; brakeman in coal mine; head of household.
5. NC Deaths, 1931-1994; LDS Web Site.
Winfrey Stonewall Gwyn; age 77; born 7 Oct 1906 in Wlikes Co, NC; widowed; black; living at
Roaring River, Wilkes Co, NC; retired coal miner; son of Robert H.(sic, B) and Samantha (Fletcher)
Gwyn; buried 25 May 1984 in Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Wilkes Co, NC.


Helen L.

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; ; Premier Mining Village; taken on 15 Apr
1930; Page 240A; Image 19 of 35; Family #
Listed as Helen L. Gwyn; age 19; born in VA; married at 19; in household of husband, Winfrey
S. Gwyn.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 3 Apr 1940; Page 783A;
E D # 24-40; Image 6 of 36; Household #31.
Listed as Helen Gyn; age 29; born in VA; married; 6th grade education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Winfrey Gwyn.


Lincoln W. Gwyn

1. 1910 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Edwards Township; taken on 5 May 1910; Page 251A; Image 23 of
36; Family #224/228.
Listed as Lincoln P. Gwyn; age 10; born in NC; black; in household of father, Robert B. Gwyn.
2. NC Deaths, 1931-1994; LDS Web Site.
Lincoln W. Gwyn; born 25 Sep 1900 in Wilkes Co, NC; married; husband of Joyce Gwyn; colored;
living at RFD #2, Wilkesboro, NC; laborer on railroad; son of Robert B. and Smantha (Fletcher)
Gwyn; buried on 3 Jan 1943 in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Wilkes Co, NC.


John H. Scott

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 4 May 1910; Page 209A; Image
31 of 33; Family #456/489.
Listed as James (sic,John) H. Scott; age 40; born in VA; black; married once for 15 yrs; coal miner;
head of household.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 5/6 Feb 1920; Page 201A;
Image 13 of 16; Family #133/133.
Listed as John H. Scott; age 35; born in VA; married; black; laborer in coal mine; head of household.
(There is also listed a Carrie Thompson; age 22; single; boarder; black; laundress for private family
listed in this household. Could this have been Lena Mae Scott's mother/)
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier Mining Village; taken on 15 Apr
1930; Page 240A; Image 19 of 35; Family #148/148.
Listed as John H. Scott; age 59; born in VA; married at 33; Negro; tippleman outside coal mine;
head of household.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 3 Apr 1940; Page 783A;
E D # 24-40; Image 6 of 36; Household #32.
Listed as J.H. Scott; age 70; born in VA; married; Negro; 5th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; on relief (marked thru); head of household.
5. McDowell co, WV; Death Certificate #7072; WV Archives Web Site.
John Scott; age 82; born 15 Aug 1863 in Farmsville, VA; colored; retired miner; married; living at
Premier, WV; son of Henry Scott and unknown mother; died 9 Jun 1946 in the Welch Emergency
Hospital, Welch, WV; from cardio renal vascular disease; buried 12 Jun 1946 at Roderfield, WV;
informant, Mrs. Carely Stately, Premier, WV.


Martha

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 4 May 1910; Page 209A; Image
31 of 33; Family #456/489.
Listed as Martha Scott; age 45; born in VA; black; married once for 15 yrs; no children; in
household of husband, John H. Scott.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 5/6 Feb 1920; Page 201A;
Image 13 of 16; Family #133/133.
Listed as Martha Scott; age 35; born in VA; married; black; in household of husband, John H. Scott.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier Mining Village; taken on 15 Apr
1930; Page 240A; Image 19 of 35; Family #148/148.
Listed as Martha Scott; age 69; born in VA; black; married at 43; in household of husband, John
H. Scott.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 3 Apr 1940; Page 783A;
E D # 24-40; Image 6 of 36; Household #32.
Listed as Martha Scott; age 80; born in VA; married; Negro; no education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, J.H. Scott.


Calvin Taft Gwyn

1. NC Birth Index, 1800-2000; LDS Web Site; Wilkes Co, NC; Birth Records; Vol 36; Page 91.
Calvin Taft Gwyn; born 14 Feb 1911 in Edwards Township, Wilkes Co, NC; colored; parents, Robert
Benjamin and Samantha (Fletcher) Gwyn.
2. 1920 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; Edwards Township; taken on 4 Feb 1920; Page 60A; Image 35 of 35;
Family #323/323.
Listed as Carrold Gwyn; age 9; born in NC; black; in household of father, Robert B. Gwyn.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 5; WV Archives Web Site.
Calvin Gwyn; age 24; born in Wilkes Co, NC; black; single; laborer; living at Premier, WV; son of
Robert and Samantha; married on 11 Jul 1935 at Welch, WV; Lena Mae Scott; age 21; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; black; living at Premier, WV; (adopted) daughter of John and Martha.
4. NC Deaths, 1931-1994; LDS Web Site.
Calvin Taft Gwyn; age 74; born 14 Feb 1911; widowed; black; living at Rt #1, Box 88, Roaring
River, NC; polishing mirrors; son of Robert and Samantha (Fletcher) Gwyn; buried 21 Nov 1985 in
Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Wilkes Co, NC.


Lena Mae Scott

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 5/6 Feb 1920; Page 201A;
Image 13 of 16; Family #133/133.
Listed as Lena Scott; age 4; born in WV; black; in household of father?, John H. Scott.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier Mining Village; taken on 15 Apr
1930; Page 240A; Image 19 of 35; Family #148/148.
Listed as Lena M. Scott; age 13; born in WV; black; adopted; in household of adoptive father,
John H. Scott.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 5; WV Archives Web Site.
Calvin Gwyn; age 24; born in Wilkes Co, NC; black; single; laborer; living at Premier, WV; son of
Robert and Samantha; married on 11 Jul 1935 at Welch, WV; Lena Mae Scott; age 21; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; black; living at Premier, WV; (adopted) daughter of John and Martha.
4. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Lena Gwyn; born 11 Jan 1916; died in Nov 1984; last residence, Wilkes Co, NC; SS #242-74-8706;
card issued in NC.
5. NC Deaths, 1931-1994; LDS Web Site.
Lena Scott Gwyn; age 68; born 11 Jan 1916 in McDowell Co, WV; married; black; wife of Calvin
Gwyn; living at Roaring River, NC; (adopted) daughter of John and Martha Scott; died 7 Nov 1984
at Elkin, Surry Co, NC; buried 10 Nov 1984 in Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Wilkes Co,
NC.


John West Claxton

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1905); Page 289; WV Archives Web Site.
John Claxton; age 24; born in Campbell Co, VA; single; black; miner; living in McDowell Co, WV;
son of Tom and Fannie; married on 1 Apr 1905 at Welch, WV; Annir Smith; age 22; born at
Christiansburg, VA; single; black; daughter of Ned and Emma.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Arlington/Greenbrier; taken on 16/17 May 1910;
Page 47A; Image 34 of 39; Family #23/23.
Listed as John Claxton; age 35; born in VA; married once for 8 (sic, 5) yrs; coal miner; head of
household.
3. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #1322; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John West Claxton; age 37; born 28 Dec 1880; negro; living at Northfork, WV; constable for
McDowell Co, WV at Welch, WV; nearest relative, Annie Claxton, Northfork, WV; medium height
and build; black eyes and black hair.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Crumpler; taken on 2 Jan 1920; Page 188A;
Image 1 of 50; Family #4/4.
Listed as John Claxton; age 37; born in VA; married; black; coal miner; head of household.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #17293; WV Archives Web Site.
John Claxton; age abt 45; born in 1880 in VA; miner for Ashland Coal and Coke Co; colored; married;
husband of Annie Edwards(sic?, Smith?); son of John (sic, Tom) and unknown mother Claxton; died
25 Dec 1926 from perforation of lungs by gunshot and injury to spinal cord by pistol wound; buried
31 Dec 1926 at Charleston, WV; informant, T.N. Edwards, River View, WV.


Annie Gwyn Smith

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1905); Page 289; WV Archives Web Site.
John Claxton; age 24; born in Campbell Co, VA; single; black; miner; living in McDowell Co, WV;
son of Tom and Fannie; married on 1 Apr 1905 at Welch, WV; Annir Smith; age 22; born at
Christiansburg, VA; single; black; daughter of Ned and Emma.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Arlington/Greenbrier; taken on 16/17 May 1910;
Page 47A; Image 34 of 39; Family #23/23.
Listed as Anna Claxton; age 21; born in VA; married once for 8 (sic, 5) yrs; 1 child, 1 living; in
household of husband, John W. Claxton.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Crumpler; taken on 2 Jan 1920; Page 188A;
Image 1 of 50; Family #4/4.
Listed as Annie Claxton; age 29; born in VA; married; in household of husband, John W. Claxton.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; Crumpler; taken on 21 Apr 1930; page 53A;
Image 33 of 56; Family #6/7.
Listed as Ana Claxton; age 41; born in VA; widow; negro; housework; head of household.
5. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 3 Apr 1940; Page 783A;
E D # 24-40; Image 6 of 36; Household #32.
Listed as Annie Claxton; age 50; born in VA; widow; negro; no education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; lodger; in household of John H. Scott.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Death certificate #7265; WV Archives Web Site.
Ann Gwyn Claxton; age 65; born in Christiansburg, VA; widow of John Claxton; colored; retired;
living at Premier, WV; daughter of Ned and Anna (sic, Emma) Smith; died 17 Jun 1944 in Grace
Hospital, Welch, WV; from pulmonary TB; buried 21 Jun 1944 in cemetery at Premier, WV.