McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


James H."Jim" Shearl

1. 1880 Census, Russell Co, VA; Castlewood District; taken 23 Jun 1880; Page 22D; Image 44 of 51;
Family #356/380.
Listed as James Shearl; age 8; born in VA; in household of father, Franklin A. Shearl.
2. Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940; LDS Web Site.
James Shearl; age 21; born in Scott Co, VA; single; son of Frank and Elizabeth Shearl; married on
11 Feb 1892 in Russell Co, VA; Cosby E. Ashby; age 19; born in Russell Co, VA; single; daughter
of Joseph and Martha Ashby.
3. 1900 Census, Dickenson Co, VA; Ervington District; taken on 15 Jun 1900; Page 40B; Image 20 of 28;
Family #166/168.
Listed as James H. Shearl; age 28; born in Mar 1872 in VA; married 8 yrs; farmer; head of household.
4. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 10/11 May 1910; Page 293A; Image 27
of 34; Family #246/255.
Listed as James Sherill; age 37; born in VA; married once for 18 yrs; farmer; head of household.


Cosby Ethel Ashby

1. Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940; LDS Web Site.
James Shearl; age 21; born in Scott Co, VA; single; son of Frank and Elizabeth Shearl; married on
11 Feb 1892 in Russell Co, VA; Cosby E. Ashby; age 19; born in Russell Co, VA; single; daughter
of Joseph and Martha Ashby.
2. 1900 Census, Dickenson Co, VA; Ervington District; taken on 15 Jun 1900; Page 40B; Image 20 of
28; Family #166/168.
Listed as Causby E. Shearl; age 24; born in Apr 1876 in VA; married 8 yrs; 4 children; all living;
in household of husband, James H. Shearl.
3. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 10/11 May 1910; Page 293A; Image 27
of 34; Family #246/255.
Listed as Osby Sherill; age 36; born in VA; married once for 18 yrs; 6 children; all living; in household
of husband, James H. Shearl.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War; taken 8 Jan 1920; Page 51A; Image 11 of
41; Family #105/107.
Listed as Cosby Shearl; age 43; born in VA; widow; in household of daughter, Della F. Lee.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 22; WV Archives Web Site.
Sam Watson; age 45; born at Pottsville, PA; widowed; miner; living at Premier, WV; son of
Stewart and Jennie Watson; married on 10 May 1925 at Premier, WV; C.E. Shearne (sic, Shearl);
age 44; born in VA; widow; daughter of ______.
6. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 196A; Image
7 of 75; Family #60/61.
Listed as Cosby Watson; age 49; born in VA; married at 44; in household of husband, Samuel
Watson.
7. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 25 Apr 1940; Page 761B;
E D # 24-38; Image 2 of 10; Household #10.
Listed as Cosby Watson; age 6; born in VA; married; 8th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Samuel Watson.
8. Mercer Co, WV; Death Certificate #11823; WV Archives Web Site.
Causby Watson; age 79; born in Dickenson Co, VA; widowed; retired; living at Caples, WV; daughter
of Logan and Martha (Puckett) Ashby; died 22 Sep 1952 in Beaver Pond District, Mercer Co, WV; due
to crebral hemorrjage; buried 24 Sep 1952 in Iaeger Memorial; informant, Walter Shearl.
9. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Conservative Patriot; 5 Aug 2016.
Cosby Ethel Ashby Shear Watson; born 1873 in Russell Co, VA; died 22 Sep 1952 in Mercer Co, WV;
buried here; no grave marker photo shown; death certificate posted;
"Daughter of Joseph Logan Asby and Martha Puckett Ashby. First married James H. Shearl (1871 - 1920) on 11 Feb 1892 in Russell County VA. Parents of: Louisa D. Shearl (1890 – ?), Mrs. Della Lee Frances Shearl Osborne (1892 – 1989), Connie Shearl (1895 – 1915), Ora S Shearl (1895 – 1933), Bessie Lee Shearl (1900 – 1977), Walter Shearl (1903 – 1980), and Jarva Okey Shearl (1913 – 1944). She then married Samuel Watson (1873 - 1948). "


Louisa D. Shearl

1. 1900 Census, Dickenson Co, VA; Ervington District; taken on 15 Jun 1900; Page 40B; Image 20 of 28;
Family #166/168.
Listed as Louisa D. Shearl; age 9; born in Sep 1890 in VA; in household of father, James H. Shearl.


Connie E. Shearl

1. 1900 Census, Dickenson Co, VA; Ervington District; taken on 15 Jun 1900; Page 40B; Image 20 of 28;
Family #166/168.
Listed as Cony E. Shearl; age 5; born in Feb 1895 in VA; in household of father, James H. Shearl.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 10/11 May 1910; Page 293A; Image 27
of 34; Family #246/255.
Listed as Connie Sherill; age 16; born in VA; laborer for railroad; in household of father, James H. Shearl.


Jarva Okey Shearl

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 164; WV Archives Web Site.
Jarva Shearl; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Premier, WV; son of Jim
and Cosby; married on 3 Nov 1934 at Roderfield, WV; Grace Mathis; age 18; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of R.E. and Rebecca.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25
Apr 1940; Page 757A; Image 28 of 35; Household #203.
Listed as Jarva Shears; age 27; born in VA; married; 5th grade education; lived in Deep Water,
Kanawha Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; machine man in coal mine; head of household.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #15094; WV Archives Web Site.
Jarva Okey Shearl; age 32; born in 1912 in Buchanan Co, VA; married; husband of Gracie
Matherson (sic, Mathis), age 27; miner; living at Roderfield, WV; son of Jim and Causby (Ashby)
Shearl, both born in Dickenson Co, VA; died 10 Oct 1944 at Premier, WV; from a compound
fracture of skull; sccident at J. Mine, Premier, WV; buried 13 Oct 1944 in Iaeger Memorial,
Roderfield, WV; informant, Ellis Lee, Premier, WV.
4. FindAGrave.com WV; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 16 Mar 2014.
Jarve Okie Shearl; 6 Jun 1912 in Buchanan Co, VA; died 10 Nov (sic, Oct) 1944 in Premier, McDowell Co,
WV; headstone photo shown; death certificate posted.


Grace Odessa Mathis

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier Mining Village; taken on 12 Apr
1930; Page 237B; Image 14 of 35; Family #105/105.
Listed as Gracie O. Mathews; age 12; born in WV; in household of mother, Rebecca Mathis.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 164; WV Archives Web Site.
Jarva Shearl; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Premier, WV; son of Jim
and Cosby; married on 3 Nov 1934 at Roderfield, WV; Grace Mathis; age 18; born in McDowell Co,
WV; single; daughter of R.E. and Rebecca.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25
Apr 1940; Page 757A; Image 28 of 35; Household #203.
Listed as Grace Shears; age 21; born in WV; married; 2 yrs HS education; lived in Deep Water,
Kanawha Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Jarva Shears.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 314; WV Archives Web Site.
David Herman Cooke; age 44; born 29 Jan 1921 in Asco, WV; divorced; 2 previous marriages; living
at Roderfield, WV; son of William and Effie (Dalton) Cooke; married on 12 Apr 1965 at Roderfield, WV;
Grace Odessa Mathis Landreth; age 47; born 12 May 1917 in Mohegan, WV; widow; 2 previous
marriages; living at Box 57, Roderfield, WV; daughter of Pose and Rebecca (Mahaffey) Mathis.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 4 Dec 2013.
Grace Odessa Lndreth; born 12 May 1916; died 1 Jul 1997; buried here; haedsone and grave marker;
photos shown; "MOTHER".


Franklin A. Shearl

1. 1880 Census, Russell Co, VA; Castlewood District; taken 23 Jun 1880; Page 22D; Image 44 of 51;
Family #356/380.
Listed as Franklin A. Shearl; age 40; born in NC; married; farmer; head of household.


Sarah Elizabeth Proffitt

1. 1880 Census, Russell Co, VA; Castlewood District; taken 23 Jun 1880; Page 22D; Image 44 of 51;
Family #356/380.
Listed as Elizabeth Shearl; age 40; born in NC; married; in household of husband, Franklin A. Shearl.


Loris Shearl

1. 1880 Census, Russell Co, VA; Castlewood District; taken 23 Jun 1880; Page 22D; Image 44 of 51;
Family #356/380.
Listed as Lorris Shearl; age 12; born in VA; in household of father, Franklin A. Shearl.


Preston Shearl

1. 1880 Census, Russell Co, VA; Castlewood District; taken 23 Jun 1880; Page 22D; Image 44 of 51;
Family #356/380.
Listed as Preston Shearl; age 4; born in VA; in household of father, Franklin A. Shearl.


Charles Shearl

1. 1880 Census, Russell Co, VA; Castlewood District; taken 23 Jun 1880; Page 22D; Image 44 of 51;
Family #356/380.
Listed as Charles Shearl; age 3; born in VA; in household of father, Franklin A. Shearl.


Burl Winifred Underwood

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Henry Underwood Search, 17 Aug 2002, submitted by
Terry Gordon, farransrch@aol.com.
Henry Underwood; born on 26 May 1872 in McDowell Co, WV; died on Apr 1857 on
Bradshaw Mountain, McDowell Co, WV; married Mary Jane Nancy Brewster.
Son, Burl Winifred Underwood; born on 4 May 1900 on Slade Creek, McDowell
Co, WV; died on 14 Oct 1968 in Kilsyth, Fayette Co, WV; married first, Bessie
Lee Shearl on 28 Feb 1921(sic, 1 Mar 1921); second, Flora Belle Lewis, on 22 Dec 1938 at
Grundy, Buchanan Co, VA.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, War, taken on 27 May 1910,
Page 182B, Family #188.
Listed as Burl W. Underwood, age 9, born in WV, in household of father,
Henry Underwood.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, taken on 8 Jan 1920, Page 52A, Family #127.
Listed as Burl Underwood, age 18, born in WV, in household of brother-in-law, Harrison Woody.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1921); Page 373; WV Archives Web Site.
Burl Underwood; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at War, WV; son of Henry
and Annie; married on 1 Mar 1921 at War, WV; Bessie Sheral; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of James and Causby.


Bessie Lee Shearl

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 10/11 May 1910; Page 293A; Image 27
of 34; Family #246/255.
Listed as Bessie Sherill; age 2; born in VA; in household of father, James H. Shearl.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War; taken 8 Jan 1920; Page 51A; Image 11 of
41; Family #105/107.
Listed as Bessie Shearl; age 11; born in VA; in household of sister, Della F. Lee, with mother.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1921); Page 373; WV Archives Web Site.
Burl Underwood; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at War, WV; son of Henry
and Annie; married on 1 Mar 1921 at War, WV; Bessie Shearl; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of James and Causby.
6. 1940 Census, Roane Co, WV; Spenser; State Hospital; E.D. 44-15; taken on 12 Apr 1940; Page
237A; Image 25 of 26Household #1.
Bessie Underwood; age 41; born in WV; single; inmate; lived in Welch, WV on 1 Apr 1935.
7. Norfolk, VA; Death Certificate #77 026447; VA Death Records, 1912-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Bessie Shearl Jackson; age 69; born 25 Jan 1905 in VA; wife of Lee Jackson; living at 4527
Bankhead Circle, Norfolk, VA; daughter of James and Cosby (Ashby) Shearl; died 12 Sep 1977 at he
home; due to acute coronary insufficiency; buried in Iaeger Memorail Cemetery, Roderfield, WV;
informant, Mrs.Thelma U. Babcock. (daughter)
8. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Bessie Jackson
SSN: 232-52-7598
Last Residence:
23324 Chesapeake, Chesapeake City, Virginia, USA
BORN: 25 Jan 1908
Last Benefit: 23517, Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, United States of America
Died: Sep 1977
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina or West Virginia (Before 1951)"
9. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 25 Dec 2013.
Bessie S. Jackson; born 25 Jan 1908; died 12 Sep 1977; buried here; grave marker photo shown; "MOTHER".


Mike Orban

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier Mining Village; taken on 9 Apr
1930; Page 235B; Image 10 of 35; Family #72/72.
Listed as Mike Orban; age 18; born in VA; in household of father, Andrew Orban, Sr.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 395; WV Archives Web Site.
Mike Orban; age 24; born at Dante, VA; single; miner; living at Premier, WV; son of Andy and
Victoria; married on 19 Dec 1936 at Welch, WV; Ethel Perdue; age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV;
daughter of Ira and Mary Jane.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 25 Apr 1940; Page 761B;
E D # 24-38; Image 2 of 10; Household #11.
Listed as Mike Orbin; age 28; born in WV; married; 1 yr HS education; lived in same place on 1 Apr
1935; coal loader in coal mine; head of household.
4. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Mike Orban; born 21 Feb 1912; died in Feb 1982; last residence, Iaeger, McDowell Co, WV;
SS #232-12-1947; card issued in NC or WV before 1951.


Ethel M. Perdue

1. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph", Bluefield, WV, Wednesday, 16 Feb 2005, newspaper Obit for brother,
Ernest Roy Pardue.
2 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Hemphill, taken on 16 Jan 1920, Page 267B,
Family #142.
Listed as Ethel Perdue, age 3, born in WV, in household of father, Ira J. Pardue.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Mohegan, taken on 2 Apr 1930, Page 65A,
Family #15.
Listed as Ethel M. Perdue, age 23, born in WV, in household of father, Ira J. Pardue.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 395; WV Archives Web Site.
Mike Orban; age 24; born at Dante, VA; single; miner; living at Premier, WV; son of Andy and
Victoria; married on 19 Dec 1936 at Welch, WV; Ethel Perdue; age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV;
daughter of Ira and Mary Jane.
5. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 25 Apr 1940; Page 761B;
E D # 24-38; Image 2 of 10; Household #11.
Listed as Ethel Orbin; age 23; born in WV; married; 2 yrs HS education; lived in same place on 1 Apr
1935; in household of husband, Mike Orban.


Helen Marie Orban

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 25 Apr 1940; Page 761B;
E D # 24-38; Image 2 of 10; Household #11.
Listed as Helen Marie Orbin; age 3; born in WV; no education; in household of father, Mike Orban.


Caroline Joan Orban

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 25 Apr 1940; Page 761B;
E D # 24-38; Image 2 of 10; Household #11.
Listed as Caroline Joan Orbin; age 7 mons; born in WV; no education; in household of father,
Mike Orban.


Paul Mahaffey

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 25 Apr 1940; Page 761B;
E D # 24-38; Image 2 of 10; Household #12.
Listed as Paul Mehaffey; age 27; born in WV; married; 2 yrs HS education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; coal loader in coal mine; head of household.


Ada Mae Burnett

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns creek District; Premier; Page 236A; Image 11 of 35;
Family #84/84.
Listed as Eddie M. Burnett; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, George F. Burnett.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 25 Apr 1940; Page 761B;
E D # 24-38; Image 2 of 10; Household #12.
Listed as Ada Mae Mehaffey; age 20; born in WV; married; 2 yrs HS education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Paul Mahaffey.
3. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; 9 Jul 2004; Newspaper Obit.
"HILLSBORO, Ohio - Ada Mae Mahaffey, 84, of Hillsboro, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at Heartland Nursing Home, Hillsboro.

"Born Sept. 8, 1919 in Canebrake, she was the daughter of the late George and Nannie Harman Burnett. She had resided in Hillsboro since 2000, formerly of Bluewell. She was a member of the Christian Church.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Mahaffey.

"Survivors include: One son, Larry Mahaffey Sr. and wife Sandra of Welch; two daughters: Patricia Nixon of Cincinnati, Ohio, Shirley Wood and husband Bill of Horse Shoe Bay, Texas; two sisters: Myrtle Compton of Welch, Theresa Crigger of Havaco; nine grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

"Funeral services will be conducted at noon Friday from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch with the Rev. Rick Mathena officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton..."


Larry S. Mahaffey Sr

1. US Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name: Larry Mahaffey
Also Known As: Larry F Mahaffey
2nd Also Known As Name: Larry S Mahaffey
Residence Date: 01 Jan 2009
Residence Place: Welch, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date: 30 Sep 1940
Address: 1344 Stewart St
Address Continued: Welch, West Virginia 24801
Address Date: 01 Jan 2009
2nd Address: 39 Bland St
2nd Address Continued: Welch, West Virginia 24801
2nd Address Date: 01 Jul 2005-01 Jan 2009
3rd Address: 1352 Stewart St
3rd Address Continued: Welch, West Virginia 24801
3rd Address Date: 01 Aug 1992-01 Jan 2009
Possible Relatives: Amy Mahaffey, Amy Mahaffey Jr, Bryan David Mahaffey, Jr Larry F Mahaffey, Sandra F Mahaffey..."


Sandra F.

1. US Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name: Sandra F Mahaffey
Residence Date: 20 Oct 2006-29 Oct 2007
Residence Place: Welch, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date: 09 Mar 1944
Address: 142 Riverside Dr
Address Continued: Welch, West Virginia 24801
Address Date: 20 Oct 2006-29 Oct 2007
2nd Address: 39 Bland St
2nd Address Continued: Welch, West Virginia 24801
2nd Address Date: 01 Jul 2005-29 Oct 2007
3rd Address: 1352 Stewart St
3rd Address Continued: Welch, West Virginia 24801
3rd Address Date: 01 Dec 1992-01 Jan 2009
Possible Relatives: Bryan David Mahaffey, Larry S Mahaffey Sr..."