McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Easter Raymee Hughes

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Clear Fork District; Clear Fork River Road; taken on 7 Apr 1930;
Page 166B; Image 6 of 22; Family #42/42.
Listed as Easter Hughes; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, George H. Hughes.
2. "Herald-Dispatch"; Huntington, WV; 16 Mar 2005; Newspaper Obit.
"EASTER RAYMEE HUGHES ADKINS, 79, of Huntington, Our Precious Loving Mother and Grannie, was led by Our Lord Jesus to her Heavenly Home, Sunday, March 13, 2005, from St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2005, by Pastor Donald Walker at Klingel Carpenter Mortuary, Huntington. She will be laid to rest at Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. Easter was born April 11, 1925, in Sun Hill, W.Va., the daughter of the late George Harrison and Minnie Pearl Cline Hughes. Her caring and compassionate nature led her to the field of nursing, receiving her degree February 1, 1947. She was a Registered Nurse, working most of her life in Huntington, retiring from the Huntington State Hospital. She was a proud member of the Huntington Chapter No. 8 Order of the Eastern Star and served as a U.S. Cadet Nurse. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Dr. L. Walter Adkins Jr.; a son, Bradford Hughes Adkins; and a sister, Hazel Belcher; infant sisters, Marie, Sylvia, Shildria Magdalene; and two infant brothers, Michael and Mickael Hughes. She will lovingly be remembered forever by her daughter, Deborah L. Ross and husband Clifton Adkins of Chesapeake, Ohio; her son, Charles L. Adkins and wife Cheryl of Huntington; two grandsons, Brian M. Ross and fiancTe Joni Hay of Huntington and Christopher L. Adkins and his wife Beth and a great-granddaughter, Kylie Adkins, all of Knoxville, Tenn. Additional survivors include two sisters, Druzilla Belcher of Oceana, and Lethia (Celia) Toler of Clear Fork, three brothers, Jim Hughes and wife Ruby, Bobby Hughes and wife Lois both of Clear Fork, and Edward Hughes and wife Betty of Bozo, W.Va. She also leaves a special host of family and close friends too numerous to mention, but never forgotten..."


John Walden Simpson

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Western District; taken on 25 Aug 1850; Page 272A; Image 117
of 213; Family #779/779.
Listed as John Simpson; age 44; born in VA; farmer; head of household.
(No spouse listed)
2. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Joes Branch PO; taken on 18 Jul 1860; Page 69_; Image 44 of 73;
Family #206/264.
Listed as John W. Simpson; age 49; born in VA; farmer; head of household.
3. "Wyoming County Heritage" WGS, Page 183.
Rhoda Webb first married an Indian medicine man. He had died before the 1850
Census. Second married John W. Simpson who administered Rhoda's father's will.
4. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV...", Vol 1, Haga, page 75.
Isaac Simpson, age 24, born in Giles Co, VA, son of John and Josephine
Simpson, married on 31 May 1866 Elizabeth Justice, age 21, born in Pike Co,
KY, daughter of Simeon and Barbara Justice.
5. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork Township, Joes Branch PO, taken on 16 Sep 1870,
Page 601A, Family #57.
Listed as John Simpson, age 66, born in VA, farm woker, in household of George Webb.
6. "Deaths of Wyoming Co, WV...", 1888, Haga.
John Simpson died May 1886 (sic 1888) at age 86 years.
1860 Census listed John W. Simpson, 49; Rhoda, 43; and Daughter, Elizabeth, 23.
7. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, taken on 17 Jun 1880, Page 538A, Family #76.
Listed as John W. Simpson, age 77, head of household, a farmer.
His father was born in Ireland and his mother in NC.


Josephine

1. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV...", Vol 1, Haga, page 75.
Isaac Simpson, age 24, born in Giles Co, VA, son of John and Josephine
Simpson, married on 31 May 1866 Elizabeth Justice, age 21, born in Pike Co,
KY, daughter of Simeon and Barbara Justice.


Samuel Sterling Harris

1. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Sterling S Harris
Residence: Nine Mile Road, Virginia
Age at Enlistment: 16
Enlistment Date: 2 Oct 1864
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Nine Mile Road, Virginia
State Served: Virginia
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, Virginia 19th Heavy Artillery Battalion on 20 Oct 1864.
Birth Date: 18 Feb 1848
Death Date: 11 Feb 1934"
2. 1880 Census, Amherst Co, VA; District 16; taken on 22 Jun 1880; Page 159D; Image 40 of 48;
Family #343/357.
Listed as Sterling S. Harris; age 32; born in VA; married; farmer; head of household.
3. Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940; Ancestry.com Web Site.
S. Sterling Harris; age 34; born in Appomattox Co, VA; widowed; son of Samuel L. and Nancy Harris;
married on 3 Sep 1882 in Amherst Co, VA; Louisa F. Woodson; age 19; born in 1863 in Buckingham
Co, VA; single; daughter of George and Martha Woodson.
4. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 7 Jun 1900; Page 213A; Image 14 of 79;
Family #124/125.
Listed as S.S. Harris; age 51; born in VA in Feb 1849; married 17 yrs; coal miner; head of household.
5. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on ___, 1930; Page 217A; Image 13
of 32; Family #131/141.
Listed as S.H. Harris; age 61; born in VA; married twice, last time for 28 years; coal miner; head of
household.
6. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 7 Jan 1920; Page 239A;
Image 24 of 38; Family #231/235.
Listed as Sterling S. Harris; age 71; born in VA; married; laborer, furnace firman; head of household.
7. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Braowns Creek District; Davy; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 27B;
Image 4 of 58; Family #25/30.
Listed as Sam S. Harris; age 82; born in VA; married at 24; no listed occupation; head of household.
8. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #2125; WV Archives Web Site.
Samuel Sterling Harris; age 85 yrs, 11 mons, 23 days; born 18 Feb 1848 in Appomattox, VA; married;
husband of Louise Woodson; son of unknown parents; died 11 Feb 1934 at Davy, WV; due to myocarditis,
senility; buried 13 Feb 1934 at Roderfield, WV; informant, Howard Harris, Welch, WV.
9. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 18 Dec 2013.
Sterling Harris; born 18 Feb 1848; died 11 Feb 1934; buried here; double headstone photo shown with
wife Frances Louise Woodson Harris.


Eliza W.

1. 1880 Census, Amherst Co, VA; District 16; taken on 22 Jun 1880; Page 159D; Image 40 of 48;
Family #343/357.
Listed as Eliza W. Harris; age 26; born in VA; married; housekeeping; in household of husband, Samuel
S. Harris.


William P. Harris

1. 1880 Census, Amherst Co, VA; District 16; taken on 22 Jun 1880; Page 159D; Image 40 of 48;
Family #343/357.
Listed as William P. Harris; age 4; born in VA; in household of father, Samuel S. Harris.


Mary C. "Molly" Harris

1. 1880 Census, Amherst Co, VA; District 16; taken on 22 Jun 1880; Page 159D; Image 40 of 48;
Family #343/357.
Listed as Mary C. Harris; age 2; born in VA; in household of father, Samuel S. Harris.
2. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 7 Jun 1900; Page 213A; Image 14 of 79;
Family #124/125.
Listed as Molly Harris; age 20; born in VA in Aug 1879; single; in household of father, Samuel S. Harris.


Samuel Sterling Harris

1. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Sterling S Harris
Residence: Nine Mile Road, Virginia
Age at Enlistment: 16
Enlistment Date: 2 Oct 1864
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Nine Mile Road, Virginia
State Served: Virginia
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, Virginia 19th Heavy Artillery Battalion on 20 Oct 1864.
Birth Date: 18 Feb 1848
Death Date: 11 Feb 1934"
2. 1880 Census, Amherst Co, VA; District 16; taken on 22 Jun 1880; Page 159D; Image 40 of 48;
Family #343/357.
Listed as Sterling S. Harris; age 32; born in VA; married; farmer; head of household.
3. Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940; Ancestry.com Web Site.
S. Sterling Harris; age 34; born in Appomattox Co, VA; widowed; son of Samuel L. and Nancy Harris;
married on 3 Sep 1882 in Amherst Co, VA; Louisa F. Woodson; age 19; born in 1863 in Buckingham
Co, VA; single; daughter of George and Martha Woodson.
4. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 7 Jun 1900; Page 213A; Image 14 of 79;
Family #124/125.
Listed as S.S. Harris; age 51; born in VA in Feb 1849; married 17 yrs; coal miner; head of household.
5. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on ___, 1930; Page 217A; Image 13
of 32; Family #131/141.
Listed as S.H. Harris; age 61; born in VA; married twice, last time for 28 years; coal miner; head of
household.
6. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 7 Jan 1920; Page 239A;
Image 24 of 38; Family #231/235.
Listed as Sterling S. Harris; age 71; born in VA; married; laborer, furnace firman; head of household.
7. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Braowns Creek District; Davy; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 27B;
Image 4 of 58; Family #25/30.
Listed as Sam S. Harris; age 82; born in VA; married at 24; no listed occupation; head of household.
8. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #2125; WV Archives Web Site.
Samuel Sterling Harris; age 85 yrs, 11 mons, 23 days; born 18 Feb 1848 in Appomattox, VA; married;
husband of Louise Woodson; son of unknown parents; died 11 Feb 1934 at Davy, WV; due to myocarditis,
senility; buried 13 Feb 1934 at Roderfield, WV; informant, Howard Harris, Welch, WV.
9. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 18 Dec 2013.
Sterling Harris; born 18 Feb 1848; died 11 Feb 1934; buried here; double headstone photo shown with
wife Frances Louise Woodson Harris.


Louise Francis Woodson

1. Virginia Slect Marriages, 1785-1940; Ancestry.com Web Site.
S. Sterling Harris; age 34; born in Appomattox Co, VA; widowed; son of Samuel L. and Nancy Harris;
married on 3 Sep 1882 in Amherst Co, VA; Louisa F. Woodson; age 19; born in 1863 in Buckingham
Co, VA; single; daughter of George and Martha Woodson.
2. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 7 Jun 1900; Page 213A; Image 14 of 79;
Family #124/125.
Listed as L.F. Harris; age 37; born in VA in Sep 1862; married 17 yrs; 7 children, 6 living; in household
of husband, Samuel S. Harris.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on ___, 1930; Page 217A; Image 13
of 32; Family #131/141.
Listed as Lou Harris; age 48; born in VA; married once for 28 years; 10 children; 8 living; in household
of husband, Samuel S. Harris.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 7 Jan 1920; Page 239A;
Image 24 of 38; Family #231/235.
Listed as Louise Harris; age 58; born in VA; married; in household of husband, Samuel S. Harris.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Braowns Creek District; Davy; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 27B;
Image 4 of 58; Family #25/30.
Listed as Louise F. Harris; age 67; born in VA; married at 20; in household of husband, Samuel S. Harris.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #3613; WV Archives Web Site.
Mrs. Louise Harris; age 75 yrs, 6 mons, 2 days; born 22 Sep 1862 in Buckingham Co, VA; widow; wife of
Samuel S. Harris; living at Davy, WV; daughter of Mr Woodson and Miss Router; died 22 Mar 1938 in Grace
Hospital, Welch, WV; due to a cerebral thrombosis; buried 24 Mar 1938 in Roderfield, WV; informant,
Howard G. Harris, Welch, WV.
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 18 Dec 2013.
Louise F. Harris; born 23 Sep 1862; died 22 Mar 1938; buried here; double headstone photo shown with
husband, Samuel Sterling Harris.


Pearl Harris

1. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 7 Jun 1900; Page 213A; Image 14 of 79;
Family #124/125.
Listed as Pearl Harris; age 8; born in WV in Jun 1891; in household of father, Samuel S. Harris.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on ___, 1930; Page 217A; Image 13
of 32; Family #131/141.
Listed as Pearl Harris; age 18; born in WV ; single; telephone operator; in household of father,
Samuel S. Harris.


Mabel Harris

1. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 7 Jun 1900; Page 213A; Image 14 of 79;
Family #124/125.
Listed as Mabel Harris; age 6; born in WV in Oct 1893; in household of father, Samuel S. Harris.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on ___, 1930; Page 217A; Image 13
of 32; Family #131/141.
Listed as Mabel Harris; age 16; born in WV ; single; telephone operator; in household of father,
Samuel S. Harris.


Ruth Harris

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on ___, 1930; Page 217A; Image 13
of 32; Family #131/141.
Listed as Ruth Harris; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Samuel S. Harris.


Paul Harris

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on ___, 1930; Page 217A; Image 13
of 32; Family #131/141.
Listed as Paul Harris; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, Samuel S. Harris.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 7 Jan 1920; Page 239A;
Image 24 of 38; Family #231/235.
Listed as Paul Harris; age 14; born in WV; in household of father, Samuel S. Harris.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Braowns Creek District; Davy; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 27B;
Image 4 of 58; Family #25/30.
Listed as Paul Harris; age 24; born in WV; single; miner; in household of father, Samuel S. Harris.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; E.D. 24-36; taken on 17/18 Apr 1940;
Page 724B; Image 8 of 48; Household #69.
Listed as Paul Harris; age 34; born in WV; single; 8th grade education; lived in same house on 1 Apr
1935; brakeman in mine; head of household.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 18 Dec 2013.
Paul Harris; born 22 Sep 1905; died 15 Nov 1959; buried here; headstone photo shown; "GONE
BUT NOT FORGOTTEN"


Ralph Belcher

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1946); Page 408; WV Archives Web Site.
Ralph Belcher; age 29; born and living at Accoville, WVl single; son of Callie and Viola (Blankenship)
Belcher; married on 1 Jun 1946 in Logan Co, WV; Hazel Hughes; age 22; born at Clearfork, WV;
single; living at Accoville, WV; daughter of George and Paerl Cline.


Hazel Hughes

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Clear Fork District; Clear Fork River Road; taken on 7 Apr 1930;
Page 166B; Image 6 of 22; Family #42/42.
Listed as Hazel Hughes; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, George H. Hughes.
2. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Records, Vol #__(1946); Page 408; WV Archives Web Site.
Ralph Belcher; age 29; born and living at Accoville, WVl single; son of Callie and Viola (Blankenship)
Belcher; married on 1 Jun 1946 in Logan Co, WV; Hazel Hughes; age 22; born at Clearfork, WV;
single; living at Accoville, WV; daughter of George and Paerl Cline.


Judy Gail Belcher

1. Evans Calfee Funeral Home; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"Judy Gail Belcher, 64, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Princeton Community Hospital.

"Born December 22, 1953 in Welch, WV, she was a daughter of the late Ralph Belcher and Hazel Hughes Belcher.

"Judy enjoyed solving crossword puzzles and playing bingo. Her favorite past time was loving her nieces and nephews, with whom she shared a special bond.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Ronald and Dennis Belcher; nephew, Taylor Cook; and brother-in-law, Tom Marsh.

"Those left to cherish Judy’s memory are her brother, Jimmy Belcher and wife, Crystal of Princeton and sisters: Anna Marsh of Lynco, Ellena Massey and husband, Roger of Oceana, Karen Woolridge and husband, Ronnie of Bluefield and Sharon Proffitt and husband, Wilson of Princeton."


Peter Whitten Day

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Narcissa Cole search, 21 Sep 2001, submitted by
ptholden@aol.com
James Whitten Day; born on 25 Feb 1839 in Tazewell Co, VA; married Louisa A.
Ratliff on 25 Jan 1864; children: Thomas J., Joshua S., Peter W., and Rufus
Britton Day.
Peter W. Day was born in 1875 in Tazewell Co, VA; married Eliza V. Sayers.
2. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1903); Page 36; Line 220; WV Archives Web Site.
Peter W. Day; age 28; born in Tazewell Co, VA; living in McDowell Co, WV; married on 7 Nov 1903
"in Town", Mingo Co, WV; Effie P. Maynard; age 21; born and living in Pike Co, KY.
3. 1910 Census, Pike Co, KY; Pikeville; taken on 23 Apr 1910; Page 214B; Image 12 of 27;
Family114/119.
Listed as P.W. Day; age 35; born in VA; married twice, last time for 6 yrs; general practice lawyer;
head of household.
4. Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1955; LDS Web Site.
P.W. Day; died in 1932 at Pikeville, Pike Co, KY; son of Whitten and Effie (Maynard) Day; husband
of Effie Day. (sic, Effie Maynard was his spouse not his mother)


Effie P. Maynard

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1903); Page 36; Line 220; WV Archives Web Site.
Peter W. Day; age 28; born in Tazewell Co, VA; living in McDowell Co, WV; married on 7 Nov 1903
"in Town", Mingo Co, WV; Effie P. Maynard; age 21; born and living in Pike Co, KY.
2. 1910 Census, Pike Co, KY; Pikeville; taken on 23 Apr 1910; Page 214B; Image 12 of 27;
Family114/119.
Listed as Effie Day; age 27; born in KY; married once for 6 yrs; in household of husband, Peter W.
Day.


Tommy Day

1. 1910 Census, Pike Co, KY; Pikeville; taken on 23 Apr 1910; Page 214B; Image 12 of 27;
Family114/119.
Listed as Tomie Day; age 5; born in KY; in household of father, Peter W. Day.


Peter Whitten Day

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Narcissa Cole search, 21 Sep 2001, submitted by
ptholden@aol.com
James Whitten Day; born on 25 Feb 1839 in Tazewell Co, VA; married Louisa A.
Ratliff on 25 Jan 1864; children: Thomas J., Joshua S., Peter W., and Rufus
Britton Day.
Peter W. Day was born in 1875 in Tazewell Co, VA; married Eliza V. Sayers.
2. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1903); Page 36; Line 220; WV Archives Web Site.
Peter W. Day; age 28; born in Tazewell Co, VA; living in McDowell Co, WV; married on 7 Nov 1903
"in Town", Mingo Co, WV; Effie P. Maynard; age 21; born and living in Pike Co, KY.
3. 1910 Census, Pike Co, KY; Pikeville; taken on 23 Apr 1910; Page 214B; Image 12 of 27;
Family114/119.
Listed as P.W. Day; age 35; born in VA; married twice, last time for 6 yrs; general practice lawyer;
head of household.
4. Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1955; LDS Web Site.
P.W. Day; died in 1932 at Pikeville, Pike Co, KY; son of Whitten and Effie (Maynard) Day; husband
of Effie Day. (sic, Effie Maynard was his spouse not his mother)


Pete Warnie Day

1. 1930 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; taken on 18 Apr 1930; Page 4A; Image 8 of 26;
Family #65/68.
Listed as Warren Day; age 9; born in VA; in household of father, John S. Day.
2. 1940 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; E.D. 10; Page 10A; Image 19 of 68;
Household #152.
Listed as Warnie Day; age 19; born in VA; single; 5th grade education; not attending school; lived
in same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John S. Day.
3. Social Security Death Index; Ancesrty.com Web Site.
Pete Day; born 17 Dec 1920; died in May 1981; last residence Jolo, McDowell Co, WV;
SS #230-14-0721; card issued in VA before 1951.
4. FindAGrave.com; via Ancestry.com Web Site; Fairview Cemetery, Peapatch, Buchanan Co, VA;
submitted by Polly Fry Hagerman; 17 May 2010.
Pete Wanie Day; born 17 Dec 1920; died in May 1981; son of John Samuel and Rebecca (Jewell)
Day; husband of Lenora Cornelius Scott; buried here.