McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Familys and Individuals

Notes


Jordan Young Jr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1930); Page 265; WV Archives, Web Site.
Jordan Young, Jr; age 21; born in McDowell Co, TN; single; black; miner; living at Premier, WV;
son of Jordan and Mary; married on 12 Aug 1930 at Welch, WV; Eleanor Gearing; age 18; born
in TN; single; black; daughter of J.A. and Ida.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784B;
E D # 24-40; Image 8 of 36; Household #46.
Listed as Jordon Young, Jr; age 30; born in WV; negro; married; 4 yrs HS education; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; head of household.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #3222; WV Archives Web Site.
Jordon Young, Jr; age 41 yrs, 10 mons; born 14 Apr 1909 at Welch, WV; married; coal miner;
living at Premier, WV; son of Jordan and Mary Young, Sr; died 3 Mar 1951 at Premier, WV from
gun shot wound to stomach; homicide; buried 8 Mar 1951 at Roderfield; informant, Elnora Young.
4. FindAGrave.com; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Kenneth Bowen; 6 Dec 2011; headstone photo added by B. Walls.
Jordan Young, Jr; born 14 Apr 1909; died 3 Mar 1951; buried here; headstone photo shown..


Elenor Gearing

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1930); Page 265; WV Archives Web Site.
Jordon Young, Jr; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; black; miner; living at Premier, WV;
son of Jordan and Mary; married on 12 Aug 1930 at Welch, WV; Elenor Gearing; age 18; born in
TN; single; black; daughter of J.A. and Ida.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784B;
E D # 24-40; Image 8 of 36; Household #46.
Listed as Ellen Young; age 27; born in WV; negro; married; 7th grade education; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Jordon Young, Jr.


Jordon Young III

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784B;
E D # 24-40; Image 8 of 36; Household #46.
Listed as Jordon Young, III; age 9; born in WV; negro; 4th grade education; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Jordon Young, Jr.


Pasqule Young

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784B;
E D # 24-40; Image 8 of 36; Household #46.
Listed as Pasqule Young; age 5; born in WV; negro; no education; in household of father, Jordon
Young, Jr.


Jacquline Young

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784B;
E D # 24-40; Image 8 of 36; Household #46.
Listed as Jacquline Young; age 3; born in WV; negro; no education; in household of father, Jordon
Young, Jr.


Patricia Young

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784B;
E D # 24-40; Image 8 of 36; Household #46.
Listed as Patricia Young; age 1; born in WV; negro; no education; in household of father, Jordon
Young, Jr.


John Aster Gearing

1. Hamilton Co, TN; WW I Draft Registration Card #1160; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John Aster Gearing; age 36; born 10 Jun 1882; black; living at 1611 Blackfort St, Chattanooga, TN;
preacher and molder for Chattanooga Plow Co; Morn (sp? and Carter, Chattanooga, TN; nearest
relative, sister; Ella Gearing, 1611 Blackfort St, Chattanooga, TN; medium height and build; brown
eyes and black hair.
2. Tennessee County Marriages, 1790-1950; LDS Web Site.
J.A. Gearing married Ida Humphrey on 20 Feb 1920 in Hamilton Co, TN.


Ida Hunmphrey

1. Tennessee County Marriages, 1790-1950; LDS Web Site.
J.A. Gearing married Ida Humphrey on 20 Feb 1920 in Hamilton Co, TN.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #12958; WV Archives Web Site.
Ida Gray; age 57 yrs, 7 mons, 8 days; born 2 Jan 1890 in Chattanooga, TN; married; colored; housewife;
living at Premier, WV; daughter of unknown parents; died 10 Aug 1947 at Premier, WV; due to endocarditis
with hemiplagia and cerebral hemorrhage; buried 13 Aug 1947 in cemetery at Roderfield, WV; informant,
Mrs. Jordan Young, Jr, Premier, WV.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Kenneth Bowen; 25 Jun 2012; headstone photo added by B. Walls.
Ida Gray; born 2 Jan 1890; died 10 Aug 1947; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Unnamed Gearing

1. Hamilton Co, TN; Death Certificate #475; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Infant; male; born and died 28 May 1918 in Chattanooga, TN; still born; parents, John and Ida Gearing;
buried 29 May 1915 in Forist Hill Cemetery;


Edward A. "Ed" Gray

1. 1910 Census, Scott Co, VA; DeKalb District; taken on 18 May 1910; Page 15B; Image 30 of 42;
Family # 303/303.
Listed as Edward A. Gray; age 8 mons; born in VA; black; in household of father, Fletcher R. Gray.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Wilcoe; taken on 31 Jan 1920; Page 161A; Image
15 of 24; Family #310/334.
Listed as Edward Gray; age 10; born in VA; black; in household of father, Fletcher R. Gray.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 391; WV Archives Web Site.
Edward Gray; age 21; born in Scott Co, VA; single; colored; miner; living at Premier, WV; son of
Fletcher and Mollie; married on 12 May 1928 at Welch, WV; Willie B. Howerton, age 17; born in Campbell
Co, VA; single; colored; living at premier, WV; daughter of Sam and Mary.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; Howard Camp; taken on 8 Apr 1930;
Page 255B; Image 18 of 21; Family #136/184.
Listed as Edward Grey; age 20; born in VA; married at 17; Negro; loads coal in mine; in household of
father, Fletcher R. Gray.
5. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784B;
E D # 24-40; Image 9 of 36; Household #48.
Listed as Ed Gray; age 30; born in VA; negro; married; 5th grade education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; dumps slate at coal mine; head of household.


Willie B. Howerton

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 391; WV Archives Web Site.
Edward Gray; age 21; born in Scott Co, VA; single; colored; miner; living at Premier, WV; son of
Fletcher and Mollie; married on 12 May 1928 at Welch, WV; Willie B. Howerton, age 17; born in Campbell
Co, VA; single; colored; living at premier, WV; daughter of Sam and Mary.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; Howard Camp; taken on 8 Apr 1930;
Page 255B; Image 18 of 21; Family #136/184.
Listed as Willie Grey; age 19; born in VA; married at 16; Negro; in household of father-in-law, Fletcher R. Gray,
with husband and daughter.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784B;
E D # 24-40; Image 9 of 36; Household #48.
Listed as Willie B. Gray; age 29; born in VA; married; Negro; 1 yr HS education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Edward A. Gray.


Mary Gray

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; Howard Camp; taken on 8 Apr 1930;
Page 255B; Image 18 of 21; Family #136/184.
Listed as Mary Grey; age 1 yr, 8 mons; born in WV; Negro; in household of grandfather, Fletcher R. Gray,
with parents.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784B;
E D # 24-40; Image 9 of 36; Household #48.
Listed as Mary Gray Gray; age 11; born in VA; negro; 4th grade education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Ed Gray.


Daniel Gray

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784B;
E D # 24-40; Image 9 of 36; Household #48.
Listed as Daniel Gray; age 9; born in VA; negro; 2nd grade education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Ed Gray.


Luvenia Gray

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784B;
E D # 24-40; Image 9 of 36; Household #48.
Listed as Luvenia Gray; age 7; born in VA; negro; 1st grade education; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Ed Gray.


Richard Gray

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784B;
E D # 24-40; Image 9 of 36; Household #48.
Listed as Richard Gray; age 4; born in VA; negro; no education; in household of father, Ed Gray.


George Howell

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 410; WV Archives Web Site.
George Howell; age 27; born 13 feb 1938 at Lenoir, NC; single; negro; living at Premier, WV; son
of Charlie and Drucilla (Tilley) Howell; married on 20 Aug 1965 at Welch, WV; Ramona Helen Gray;
age 27; born 24 Feb 1938 at Premier, WV; single; negro; living at Premier, WV; daughter of
Edward and Willie (Howerton) Gray.


Ramona Helen Gray

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784B;
E D # 24-40; Image 9 of 36; Household #48.
Listed as Ramonia Gray; age 2; born in VA; negro; no education; in household of father, Ed Gray.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 410; WV Archives Web Site.
George Howell; age 27; born 13 feb 1938 at Lenoir, NC; single; negro; living at Premier, WV; son
of Charlie and Drucilla (Tilley) Howell; married on 20 Aug 1965 at Welch, WV; Ramona Helen Gray;
age 27; born 24 Feb 1938 at Premier, WV; single; negro; living at Premier, WV; daughter of
Edward and Willie (Howerton) Gray.


Charles Clarence Edwards

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 380; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Clarence Edwards; age 28; born and living at Premier, WV; single; colored; married on 16
Nov 1961 at Welch, WV; Gerldine Vernon Gray; age 27; born and living at Premier, WV; single;
colored.


Gerldine Vernon Gray

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784B;
E D # 24-40; Image 9 of 36; Household #48.
Listed as Gerldine Gray; age 5; born in VA; negro; no education; in household of father, Ed Gray.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 380; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Clarence Edwards; age 28; born and living atPremier, WV; single; colored; married on 16
Nov 1961 at Welch, WV; Gerldine Vernon Gray; age 27; born and living at Premier, WV; single;
colored.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Ival Burger; 22 Dec 2015.
" Geraldine V Gray Edwards
Birth 22 Jun 1934
Premier, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 13 Dec 2015 (aged 81)
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Restlawn Memorial Gardens
Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"Evangelist Geraldine V. Gray Edwards, age 81, who resided at 6 Elm Street in Welch, WV, peacefully departed this life on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at Princeton Community Hospital, Princeton, WV.

"Geraldine was born June 22, 1934 in Premier, WV, and the daughter of the late Edward A. and Willie Belle (Howerton) Gray . She was a member of the 1954 graduation class at Kimball High School, and lived in Premier the greater part of her life. At an early age, she accepted the Lord as her Savior and joined the former Revival Center Church in Premier, WV, where she faithfully served and ministered. Being a member until the closing of the Church, she later joined Abundant Life Ministries in Maybeury, WV, and most recently had attended the Welch Pentecostal Church, Welch WV.
Geraldine enjoyed cooking and baking and sending inspirational messages through Face book or by texting.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Edwards, sons, Ronald Edwards and a son-in-law, Anthony Banks Sr., her five siblings: Daniel and Richard Gray, Mary Blanton, Ramona Howell and Luvenia Edwards. She was the last surviving member of her original family.

"Geraldine will be greatly missed by her eight children: Charles Edwards of Fayetteville, NC, Joseph Edwards of Welch, WV, Donald Edwards of Statesville, NC, Minister Kenneth Edwards Sr., (Margie), of Charlotte, NC, Michael Edwards (Kym) of Premier, WV, Steven Edwards of Landgraff, WV, Linda Edwards of Welch, WV, and Doris Banks of the home; 26 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, one brother-in-law, Garnet Edwards, Sr., of Havaco, WV, two sisters-in-law, Vennie Ward of Roderfield, WV, and Bettye Johnson of Thorpe, WV, a host of nephews, nieces and cousins and a special friend, Sylvia Wright.

"Home going services were held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Miracle Mt. Carmel Holiness Church of God in Kimball, WV, with her son, Minister Kenneth L. Edwards Sr., eulogist, Apostle Roger L. Walton Sr., presiding and Pastor Victor Bowman assisting. Interment followed in Rest lawn Memorial Gardens, on Rt. 20, Littlesburg Road, Bluewell, WV. Geraldine's sons and grandsons served as pallbearers. Visitation began at 11:00 a.m., until time of Service at the Church. Services entrusted to Gregory-Page Funeral Home, Welch, WV."


Beecher Lee Prime

1. Tennessee Delayed Birth Certificate #D-201887; issued 27 Jan 1943; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Beecher Lee Prime; born 2 Feb 1908 in White Co, TN; negro; son of Charlie and Maggie (Officer)
Prime;
2. 1910 Census, White Co, TN; 13th District; Ravenscroft; taken on 30 Apr 1910; Page 154A; Image
9 of 9; Family #170/170.
Listed as Beecher Prime; age 3; born in TN; mulatto; in household of father, Charles Prime.
3. 1920 Census, White Co, TN; 13th District; Ravenscroft; taken on 6 Jan 1920; Page 282B; Image
10 of 11; Family #83/88.
Listed as Beecher Prime; age 12; born in TN; in household of father, Charles Prime.
4. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Magnolia District; Red Jacket; taken on 19 Apr 1930; Page 265A;
Image 35 of 40; Family #338/338.
Listed as Beecher Prime; age 20; born in TN; married at 19; negro; brakeman in coal mine; head
of household.
5. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784B;
E D # 24-40; Image 9 of 36; Household #49.
Listed as Beecher Prime; age 32; born in TN; negro; married; 8th grade education; lived in
McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; brakeman at coal mine; head of household.
6. US WW II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Beecher L. Prime; born in 1908 in TN; negro; living in Wayne Co, MI; enlisted 1 Feb 1944 at
Chicago, IL; private; semiskilled driver; married.
7. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Beecher Prime; born 20 Feb 1908; died in Dec 1983; last residence, Hamtrack, Wayne Co, MI;
SS #235-05-7661; card issued in WV before 1951.
8. Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Beecher L. Prime; born 20 Feb 1908; living at Detroit, Wayne Co, MI; died 29 Dec 1983 at
Southfield, Oakland Co, MI


Sarah Francis Williams

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784B;
E D # 24-40; Image 9 of 36; Household #49.
Listed as Sarah Prime; age 19; born in SC; negro; married; 1 yr HS education; lived in McDowell
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Beecher Prime.
2. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Sarah F. Prime; born 1 Jul 1919; died 19 Aug 1993; last residence, Oak Park, Oakland Co, MI;
SS#384-20-4220; card issued in MI before 1951.
3. Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Sarah F. Prime; born 1 Jul 1919; died 19 Aug 1993; living and died in Detroit, Wayne Co, MI.


Charles Prime

1. 1910 Census, White Co, TN; 13th District; Ravenscroft; taken on 30 Apr 1910; Page 154A; Image
9 of 9; Family #170/170.
Listed as Charley Prime; age 32; born in TN; married once for 8 yrs; mulatto; laborer in coal mine;
head of household.
2. 1920 Census, White Co, TN; 13th District; Ravenscroft; taken on 6 Jan 1920; Page 282B; Image
10 of 11; Family #83/88.
Listed as Charles Prime; age 38; born in TN; widowed; trackman in coal mine; head of household.


Maggie Officer

1. 1910 Census, White Co, TN; 13th District; Ravenscroft; taken on 30 Apr 1910; Page 154A; Image
9 of 9; Family #170/170.
Listed as Maggie Prime; age 22; born in TN; married once for 8 yrs; 4 children; all living; mulatto;
in household of husband, Charles Prime.


Robert Prime

1. 1910 Census, White Co, TN; 13th District; Ravenscroft; taken on 30 Apr 1910; Page 154A; Image
9 of 9; Family #170/170.
Listed as Robert Prime; age 6; born in TN; mulatto; in household of father, Charles Prime.
2. 1920 Census, White Co, TN; 13th District; Ravenscroft; taken on 6 Jan 1920; Page 282B; Image
10 of 11; Family #83/88.
Listed as Robert Prime; age 15; born in TN; in household of father, Charles Prime.


Ford Prime

1. 1910 Census, White Co, TN; 13th District; Ravenscroft; taken on 30 Apr 1910; Page 154A; Image
9 of 9; Family #170/170.
Listed as Ford Prime; age 4; born in TN; mulatto; in household of father, Charles Prime.
2. 1920 Census, White Co, TN; 13th District; Ravenscroft; taken on 6 Jan 1920; Page 282B; Image
10 of 11; Family #83/88.
Listed as Ford Prime; age 14; born in TN; in household of father, Charles Prime.


Mattie Prime

1. 1910 Census, White Co, TN; 13th District; Ravenscroft; taken on 30 Apr 1910; Page 154A; Image
9 of 9; Family #170/170.
Listed as Mattie Prime; age 4 mons; born in TN; mulatto; in household of father, Charles Prime.
2. 1920 Census, White Co, TN; 13th District; Ravenscroft; taken on 6 Jan 1920; Page 282B; Image
10 of 11; Family #83/88.
Listed as Muller Prime; age 10; born in TN; in household of father, Charles Prime.


James Thomas Prime

1. 1920 Census, White Co, TN; 13th District; Ravenscroft; taken on 6 Jan 1920; Page 282B; Image
10 of 11; Family #83/88.
Listed as James Thomas Prime; age 6; born in TN; in household of father, Charles Prime.


Beecher Lee Prime

1. Tennessee Delayed Birth Certificate #D-201887; issued 27 Jan 1943; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Beecher Lee Prime; born 2 Feb 1908 in White Co, TN; negro; son of Charlie and Maggie (Officer)
Prime;
2. 1910 Census, White Co, TN; 13th District; Ravenscroft; taken on 30 Apr 1910; Page 154A; Image
9 of 9; Family #170/170.
Listed as Beecher Prime; age 3; born in TN; mulatto; in household of father, Charles Prime.
3. 1920 Census, White Co, TN; 13th District; Ravenscroft; taken on 6 Jan 1920; Page 282B; Image
10 of 11; Family #83/88.
Listed as Beecher Prime; age 12; born in TN; in household of father, Charles Prime.
4. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Magnolia District; Red Jacket; taken on 19 Apr 1930; Page 265A;
Image 35 of 40; Family #338/338.
Listed as Beecher Prime; age 20; born in TN; married at 19; negro; brakeman in coal mine; head
of household.
5. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 6 Apr 1940; Page 784B;
E D # 24-40; Image 9 of 36; Household #49.
Listed as Beecher Prime; age 32; born in TN; negro; married; 8th grade education; lived in
McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; brakeman at coal mine; head of household.
6. US WW II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Beecher L. Prime; born in 1908 in TN; negro; living in Wayne Co, MI; enlisted 1 Feb 1944 at
Chicago, IL; private; semiskilled driver; married.
7. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Beecher Prime; born 20 Feb 1908; died in Dec 1983; last residence, Hamtrack, Wayne Co, MI;
SS #235-05-7661; card issued in WV before 1951.
8. Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Beecher L. Prime; born 20 Feb 1908; living at Detroit, Wayne Co, MI; died 29 Dec 1983 at
Southfield, Oakland Co, MI


Leslie Hairston

1. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Magnolia District; Red Jacket; taken on 19 Apr 1930; Page 265A;
Image 35 of 40; Family #338/338.
Listed as Hessie Prime; age 17; born in VA; married at 16; negro; in household of husband,
Beecher Prime.


Mary Letha Prime

1. Mingo Co, WV; Death Certificate #2275; WV Archives Web Site.
Mary Letha Prime; born 29 Feb 1932 at Red Jacket, WV; infant; daughter of Beecher and Leslie
(Hariston) Prime; died 1 Mar 1932 at red Jacket, WV; premature; buried 1 Mar 1932 at Red
Jacket, WV.


Mattie B. Prime

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #2275; WV Archives Web Site.
Mattie B. Prime; age 1 mon, 7 days; born 23 Dec 1932 at Yukon, WV; infant; daughter of Beecher
and Lessie (Hariston) Prime; died 30 jan 1933 at Yukon, WV; premature; buried at Caretta, WV.