McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Horace Reed

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1905); Page 51; WV Archives Web Site.
Horace Reed; age 21; born in Johnson Co, TN; single; black; miner; living at Coalwood; son of John
and Malinda; married on 19 Aug 1905 at Coalwood, WV; Ada Thomas; age 17; born in Sullivan Co,
TN; single; black; daughter of L.F. and Ella.


Ada Thomas

1. 1900 Census, Wise Co, VA; Lipps District; taken on 28 Jun 1900; Page 156A; Image 72 of 74;
Family #658/681.
Listed as Ada Thomas; age 9; born Apr 1891 in TN; black; in household of father, Lee F. Thomas.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1905); Page 51; WV Archives Web Site.
Horace Reed; age 21; born in Johnson Co, TN; single; black; miner; living at Coalwood; son of
John and Malinda; married on 19 Aug 1905 at Coalwood, WV; Ada Thomas; age 17; born in
Sullivan Co, TN; single; black; daughter of L.F. and Ella.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1908); Page 257; WV Archives Web Site.
George Perkins; age 22; born in Henry Co, VA; black; single; miner; living at Berwind, WV; son of
Wat and Hanna; married on 30 May 1908 at Berwind; Ada Reed; age 17; born in Sullivan Co, TN;
widow; black; daughter of L.F. and Ellen.
4. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Peeryville; taken on 21 Apr 1910; Page 163A;
Image 7 of 12; Family #64/64.
Listed as Ada Perkins; age 16; born in TN; black; married once (sic, twice); 1 child; none living;
in household of husband, George Perkins.
5. 1930 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 220A; Image
55 of 75; Family #484/501.
Listed as Addie Harris; age 36; born in VA (sic, TN); colored married at 24; in household of
husband, James Harris.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #6573; WV Archives Web Site.
Ada Harris; age 38 yrs, 18 days; born 15 Apr 1892 in Johnson City, TN; married; wife of James
Harris; living at #13 Fall River Coal Camp; black; daughter of L.F. and Ellen (Wyatt) Thomas; died 3
May 1930 at Roderfield, WV from lobar pneumonia; buried 5 May 1930 at Roderfield, WV.
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Kenneth Bowen; 16 Jan 2010
Ada Harris; born 15 Apr 1892; died 3 May 1930; buried here; no grave marker photo shown.


George Perkins

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1908); Page 257; WV Archives Web Site.
George Perkins; age 22; born in Henry Co, VA; black; single; miner; living at Berwind, WV; son of
Wat and Hanna; married on 30 May 1908 at Berwind; Ada Reed; age 17; born in Sullivan Co, TN;
widow; black; daughter of L.F. and Ellen.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Peeryville; taken on 21 Apr 1910; Page 163A;
Image 7 of 12; Family #64/64.
Listed as George Perkins; age 26; born in VA; black; married 1 for 2 7rs; coal miner; head of
household.
3. Franklin Co, OH; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 64; Certificate #57131; LDS Web Site.
George Perkins; age 32 on 16 Jun 1920; born in Henry Co, VA; driver; colored; married once before;
living at Columbus, OH; son of Watt and Hannah L. (Hariston) Perkins; married on 11 Dec 1920 in
Franklin Co, OH; Beulah Lovelace; age 21 on 4 Jul 1899 born in Franklin Co, OH; married once;
divorced from Alvis Thornton; living at Columbus, OH; parents unlisted.
4. Franklin Co, OH; Death Certificate #27452; LDS Web Site.
George Perkins; age 44 yrs, 10 mons, 24 days; born 16 Jun 1888 in VA; colored; married; husband
of Beulah Perkins; truck driver for building contractor for past 18 mons; living at 443 East Spring St,
Columbus, OH; son of Watt and ____ Perkins; died 10 May 1933 at home from a stab wound
pentrating lung and aorta; homicide; buried 15 May 1933 in Greenlawn Cemetery; informant, Beulah
Perkins, 443 East Spring St.


Ada Thomas

1. 1900 Census, Wise Co, VA; Lipps District; taken on 28 Jun 1900; Page 156A; Image 72 of 74;
Family #658/681.
Listed as Ada Thomas; age 9; born Apr 1891 in TN; black; in household of father, Lee F. Thomas.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1905); Page 51; WV Archives Web Site.
Horace Reed; age 21; born in Johnson Co, TN; single; black; miner; living at Coalwood; son of
John and Malinda; married on 19 Aug 1905 at Coalwood, WV; Ada Thomas; age 17; born in
Sullivan Co, TN; single; black; daughter of L.F. and Ella.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1908); Page 257; WV Archives Web Site.
George Perkins; age 22; born in Henry Co, VA; black; single; miner; living at Berwind, WV; son of
Wat and Hanna; married on 30 May 1908 at Berwind; Ada Reed; age 17; born in Sullivan Co, TN;
widow; black; daughter of L.F. and Ellen.
4. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Peeryville; taken on 21 Apr 1910; Page 163A;
Image 7 of 12; Family #64/64.
Listed as Ada Perkins; age 16; born in TN; black; married once (sic, twice); 1 child; none living;
in household of husband, George Perkins.
5. 1930 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 220A; Image
55 of 75; Family #484/501.
Listed as Addie Harris; age 36; born in VA (sic, TN); colored married at 24; in household of
husband, James Harris.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #6573; WV Archives Web Site.
Ada Harris; age 38 yrs, 18 days; born 15 Apr 1892 in Johnson City, TN; married; wife of James
Harris; living at #13 Fall River Coal Camp; black; daughter of L.F. and Ellen (Wyatt) Thomas; died 3
May 1930 at Roderfield, WV from lobar pneumonia; buried 5 May 1930 at Roderfield, WV.
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Kenneth Bowen; 16 Jan 2010
Ada Harris; born 15 Apr 1892; died 3 May 1930; buried here; no grave marker photo shown.


George Perkins

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1908); Page 257; WV Archives Web Site.
George Perkins; age 22; born in Henry Co, VA; black; single; miner; living at Berwind, WV; son of
Wat and Hanna; married on 30 May 1908 at Berwind; Ada Reed; age 17; born in Sullivan Co, TN;
widow; black; daughter of L.F. and Ellen.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Peeryville; taken on 21 Apr 1910; Page 163A;
Image 7 of 12; Family #64/64.
Listed as George Perkins; age 26; born in VA; black; married 1 for 2 7rs; coal miner; head of
household.
3. Franklin Co, OH; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 64; Certificate #57131; LDS Web Site.
George Perkins; age 32 on 16 Jun 1920; born in Henry Co, VA; driver; colored; married once before;
living at Columbus, OH; son of Watt and Hannah L. (Hariston) Perkins; married on 11 Dec 1920 in
Franklin Co, OH; Beulah Lovelace; age 21 on 4 Jul 1899 born in Franklin Co, OH; married once;
divorced from Alvis Thornton; living at Columbus, OH; parents unlisted.
4. Franklin Co, OH; Death Certificate #27452; LDS Web Site.
George Perkins; age 44 yrs, 10 mons, 24 days; born 16 Jun 1888 in VA; colored; married; husband
of Beulah Perkins; truck driver for building contractor for past 18 mons; living at 443 East Spring St,
Columbus, OH; son of Watt and ____ Perkins; died 10 May 1933 at home from a stab wound
pentrating lung and aorta; homicide; buried 15 May 1933 in Greenlawn Cemetery; informant, Beulah
Perkins, 443 East Spring St.


Beulah Lovelace

1. Franklin Co, OH; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 64; Certificate #57131; LDS Web Site.
George Perkins; age 32 on 16 Jun 1920; born in Henry Co, VA; driver; colored; married once before;
living at Columbus, OH; son of Watt and Hannah L. (Hariston) Perkins; married on 11 Dec 1920 in
Franklin Co, OH; Beulah Lovelace; age 21 on 4 Jul 1899 born in Franklin Co, OH; married once;
divorced from Alvis Thornton; living at Columbus, OH; parents unlisted.


Alvis Thornton

1. Franklin Co, OH; WW I Draft Registration Card #1508; 5 Jun 1917; LDS Web Site.
Alvis Thornton; age 23; born 8 Oct 1894 in Henry Co, VA; living at 569 Dennison Court,
Columbus, OH; African; married; laborer; employed by N S Steel Cast Iron Co, West
Goodale Street; dependent wife and two children; medium height and build; dark brown
eyes and black hair.
2. US City Directories; Columbus, OH; 1924; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Alvis Thornton; laborer; head; rear 162 N. Champion Ave.
Lula Thornton; domestic; residence, rear 162 N. Champion Ave.
(Lula was his sister, married Ben Tillman; 24 Dec 1928 in Franklin Co, OH)
3. Franklin Co, OH; Death Certificate #68778; LDS Web Site.
Alvis Thornton; age 35; born in Oct 1902 in VA; common laborer; single; living at 408 1/2
East Engler Street, Columbus OH; colored; son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Martin) Thronton;
died 20 Nov 1937 in Columbus, OH; from "pending" alcoholism; with terminal asphyseria;
buried 24 Nov 1937 in Evergreen Cemetery; informant, Lula Tillman, 171 N.Champion Ave.


Beulah Lovelace

1. Franklin Co, OH; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 64; Certificate #57131; LDS Web Site.
George Perkins; age 32 on 16 Jun 1920; born in Henry Co, VA; driver; colored; married once before;
living at Columbus, OH; son of Watt and Hannah L. (Hariston) Perkins; married on 11 Dec 1920 in
Franklin Co, OH; Beulah Lovelace; age 21 on 4 Jul 1899 born in Franklin Co, OH; married once;
divorced from Alvis Thornton; living at Columbus, OH; parents unlisted.


William Henry Fleshman

1. 1910 Census, Campbell Co, VA; Rustburg District; taken on 26 Apr 1910; Page 221A; Image 10
of 41; Family #144/148.
Listed as Will Fleshman; age 6; born in VA; black; in household of father, Henry O. Fleshman.
2. 1920 Census, Campbell Co, VA; Rustburg District; taken on 6/7 Jan 1920; Page 223B; Iamge 6 of
34; Family #56/61.
Listed as William H. Fleshman; age 17; born in VA; black; laborer; in household of sister, Sallie
Fleshman; with brothers and sisters.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784A;
E D # 24-40; Image 7 of 36; Household #38.
Listed as W.H. Fleshman; age 37; born in VA; married; negro; 6th grade education; lived in
same house on 1 Apr 1935; tippleman in coal mine; head of household.
4. OH Deaths, 1908-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
William H. Flashman; age 80; born in 1903 in VA; married; non-white; SS #232-16-1216; living in
Columbus, OH; died 17 Aug 1983 in Park Medical Center, Columbus, Franklin Co, OH.


Cathleen E. Poore

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784A;
E D # 24-40; Image 7 of 36; Household #38.
Listed as Cathleen Fleshman; age 34; born in VA; married; negro; 7th grade education; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, W. H. Fleshman.


Robert Owens Fleshman

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784A;
E D # 24-40; Image 7 of 36; Household #38.
Listed as Robert Owens Fleshman; age 6; born in WV; negro; 1st grade education; lived in
same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, W. H. Fleshman.


Hobart Fleshman

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784A;
E D # 24-40; Image 7 of 36; Household #38.
Listed as Hobart Fleshman; age 4; born in WV; negro; no education; in household of father, W. H.
Fleshman.


John Lewis Fleshman

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784A;
E D # 24-40; Image 7 of 36; Household #38.
Listed as John Lewis Fleshman; age 10; born in WV; negro; 4th grade education; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, W. H. Fleshman.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 89; WV Archives Web Site.
John Lewis Fleshman; age 23; born and living at Premier, WV; single; colored; married on 14 Dec
1953; Dorothy Slade; age 19; born at Big Sandy, WVl single; colored; living at Premier, WV; with
consent of Georgia Cornell, mother of Dorothy Slade, fatherwhereabouts unknown.
3. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John Lewis Fleshman; born 2 Apr 1930; died 16 Seo 2010; last residence, Columbus, Franklin Co, OH;
card issued in WV before 1951.


Dorothy Slade

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1953); Page 89; WV Archives Web Site.
John Lewis Fleshman; age 23; born and living at Premier, WV; single; colored; married on 14 Dec
1953; Dorothy Slade; age 19; born at Big Sandy, WVl single; colored; living at Premier, WV; with
consent of Georgia Cornell, mother of Dorothy Slade, fatherwhereabouts unknown.


Jerry Stacy

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek Disatrict; Premier; taken 7 Feb 1920; Page 202A;
Image 15 of 16; Family #157/157.
Listed as Jerry Stacy; age 45; born in NC; single; black; laborer in coal mine; head of single person
household.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 154; WV Archives Web Site via LDS
Web Site.
Jerry Stacy; age 45; born in Rockingham Co, NC; single colored; miner; living at Premier, WV; son of
Jeff and Dolly; married on 16 Dec 1920 at Premier, WV; Carrie Poe; age 28; born in Floyd Co, VA;
single; daughter of deceased father and _____.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier Mining Village; taken on 15 Apr
1930; Page 240A; Image 19 of 35; Family #152/152.
Listed as Jerry Stacy; age 51; born in NC; negro; married at 41; coal miner; head of household.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784A;
E D # 24-40; Image 7 of 36; Household #39.
Listed as Jerry Stacy; age 64; born in NC; married; negro; no education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; head of household.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'62 018565; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Jerry Stacey; age 89; born in Apr 1873 in NC; married; colored; retired coal miner;
SS #235-09-5593; living at Premier, WV; son of Jeff and Dollie Stacey; died 22 Mar 1962 in Grace
Hospital, Welch, WV; from arteriosclerotic heart disease with myocardial failure; buried 25 Mar 1962
in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bluewell, Mercer Co, WV


Carrie M. Poe

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 154; WV Archives Web Site via LDS
Web Site.
Jerry Stacy; age 45; born in Rockingham Co, NC; single colored; miner; living at Premier, WV; son of
Jeff and Dolly; married on 16 Dec 1920 at Premier, WV; Carrie Poe; age 28; born in Floyd Co, VA;
single; daughter of deceased father and _____.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier Mining Village; taken on 15 Apr
1930; Page 240A; Image 19 of 35; Family #152/152.
Listed as Carrie M. Stacy; age 36; born in VA; negro; married at 26; in household of husband, Jerry
Stacy.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784A;
E D # 24-40; Image 7 of 36; Household #39.
Listed as Carrie Stacy; age 50; born in VA; married; negro; no education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Jerry Stacy.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'70 012135; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Carrie Stacy; age 79; born in Sep 1890 in VA; widow; negro; living at Kimball, WV; daughter of
unknown parents; died 18 Aug 1970 in Doctors Memorial Hospital, Welch, WV; from arteriosclerotic
heart disease with myocardial failure; buried 23 Aug 1979 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bluewell, Mercer
Co, WV; informant, Robert Hopkins (nephew).


Samuel "Sam" Stokes

1. 1910 Census, Caswell Co, NC; Locust Hill Township; taken on 29 Apr 1910; Page 83B; Image
20 of 38; Family #173/173.
Listed as Sam Stokes; age 9; born in NC; black; in household of mother, Kitty Gwinn Stokes.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 205; WV Archives Web Site.
Sam Syokes; age 33; born in NC; black; single; miner; living at Gilliam, WV; son of Jim and Kattie;
married on 15 Sep 1938 at Gilliam, WV; Elizabeth Harris; age 25; born in WV; single; black; daughter
of _________.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784A;
E D # 24-40; Image 7 of 36; Household #39.
Listed as Sam Stokes; age 32; born in NC; married; negro; 8th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; in household of uncle, Jerry Stacy.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'56 016933; WV Archives Web Site.
Samuel Stokes; age 55 yrs, 7 mons, 13 days; born 25 Apr 1901 in NC; negro; widowed; coal miner;
living at Gilliam, WV; son of Jim and Kitty Gwinn Stokes; died 8 Dec 1956 in Stevens Clinic, Welch,
WV from a coronary thrombosis; buried 11 Dec 1956 at Reidsville, NC; informant, Daisy Williamson.


Elizabeth Harris

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 205; WV Archives Web Site.
Sam Syokes; age 33; born in NC; black; single; miner; living at Gilliam, WV; son of Jim and Kattie;
married on 15 Sep 1938 at Gilliam, WV; Elizabeth Harris; age 25; born in WV; single; black; daughter
of _________.