McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Ballard Tolliver

1. Fayette Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1936); Page 182; Line 36; WV Archives Web Site.
Ballard Tolliver; age 18; born at Otsego, WV; single; miner; living at Jodie, WV; son of Crawford
and Nancy; married on 3 Oct 1936 at Fayetteville, WV; Josephine Bowles; age 16; born at
Horseshoe, WV; single; living at Jodie, WV; daughter of Edd and Lillie.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1963); Page 200; WV Archives Web Site.
Ballard Tolliver; age 44; born at Maben, WV; divorced; living at Midway, WV; son of Crawford and
Nancy Tolliver; married on 30 Aug 1963 at Mullens, WV; Ernie Bishop; age 32; born at Bud, WV;
single; living at Alpoca, WV; daughter of Aaron and Gusata (sic, Gusta) Bishop.


Ernie May Bishop

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV: Barkers Ridge District; E.D. 55-4; taken on 24 Apr 1940; Page
82A; Image 21 of 54; Haouseold #185.
Listed as Ernie Bishop; age 8; born in WV; 1st grade education; attending school; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, James A. Bishop.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1963); Page 200; WV Archives Web Site.
Ballard Tolliver; age 44; born at Maben, WV; divorced; living at Midway, WV; son of Crawford and
Nancy Tolliver; married on 30 Aug 1963 at Mullens, WV; Ernie Bishop; age 32; born at Bud, WV;
single; living at Alpoca, WV; daughter of Aaron and Gusata (sic, Gusta) Bishop.
3. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Wednesday 6 Feb 2013; Newspaper Obit.
"PINEVILLE — Ernie May Tolliver Perry, 81, of Pineville, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013, at the Bowers Hospice House following a long illness. "Born March 13, 1931, at Bud, WV, she was the daughter of the late Aaron Bishop and Augusta Trogdan Bishop. "Mrs. Perry was a member of the Pineville Church of God. She enjoyed playing bingo, cooking, crocheting, keeping her grandchildren and being with her family. "In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ballard Tolliver; her second husband, Leroy Perry; two brothers, Aaron Bishop, Jr., and Paul Cox, and two sisters, Zelma White and Vida Bishop. "Survivors include her daughter Betty Blankenship and husband Larry of Pineville; a son, Bobby Tolliver and his wife, Francene, of Pineville; four grandchildren, Randy Blankenship, Lena Lester, Amanda Bliss Perry and Rachel Beth Lange; 5 great-grandchildren, Randy Blankenship, Brooke, Eli and Gage Lester and Alexandria Claire Perry. "4 sisters: Arlene Walls of Bud; Carol Ward, Drema Bishop and Ruby Lilly all of Beckley. "A celebration of Ernie’s life will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2013, in the Calfee Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Melissa White officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until time of the service. "Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. "Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV..."


Ballard Tolliver

1. Fayette Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1936); Page 182; Line 36; WV Archives Web Site.
Ballard Tolliver; age 18; born at Otsego, WV; single; miner; living at Jodie, WV; son of Crawford
and Nancy; married on 3 Oct 1936 at Fayetteville, WV; Josephine Bowles; age 16; born at
Horseshoe, WV; single; living at Jodie, WV; daughter of Edd and Lillie.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1963); Page 200; WV Archives Web Site.
Ballard Tolliver; age 44; born at Maben, WV; divorced; living at Midway, WV; son of Crawford and
Nancy Tolliver; married on 30 Aug 1963 at Mullens, WV; Ernie Bishop; age 32; born at Bud, WV;
single; living at Alpoca, WV; daughter of Aaron and Gusata (sic, Gusta) Bishop.


Josephine Bowles

1. Fayette Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1936); Page 182; Line 36; WV Archives Web Site.
Ballard Tolliver; age 18; born at Otsego, WV; single; miner; living at Jodie, WV; son of Crawford
and Nancy; married on 3 Oct 1936 at Fayetteville, WV; Josephine Bowles; age 16; born at
Horseshoe, WV; single; living at Jodie, WV; daughter of Edd and Lillie.


Ernie May Bishop

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV: Barkers Ridge District; E.D. 55-4; taken on 24 Apr 1940; Page
82A; Image 21 of 54; Haouseold #185.
Listed as Ernie Bishop; age 8; born in WV; 1st grade education; attending school; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, James A. Bishop.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1963); Page 200; WV Archives Web Site.
Ballard Tolliver; age 44; born at Maben, WV; divorced; living at Midway, WV; son of Crawford and
Nancy Tolliver; married on 30 Aug 1963 at Mullens, WV; Ernie Bishop; age 32; born at Bud, WV;
single; living at Alpoca, WV; daughter of Aaron and Gusata (sic, Gusta) Bishop.
3. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Wednesday 6 Feb 2013; Newspaper Obit.
"PINEVILLE — Ernie May Tolliver Perry, 81, of Pineville, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013, at the Bowers Hospice House following a long illness. "Born March 13, 1931, at Bud, WV, she was the daughter of the late Aaron Bishop and Augusta Trogdan Bishop. "Mrs. Perry was a member of the Pineville Church of God. She enjoyed playing bingo, cooking, crocheting, keeping her grandchildren and being with her family. "In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ballard Tolliver; her second husband, Leroy Perry; two brothers, Aaron Bishop, Jr., and Paul Cox, and two sisters, Zelma White and Vida Bishop. "Survivors include her daughter Betty Blankenship and husband Larry of Pineville; a son, Bobby Tolliver and his wife, Francene, of Pineville; four grandchildren, Randy Blankenship, Lena Lester, Amanda Bliss Perry and Rachel Beth Lange; 5 great-grandchildren, Randy Blankenship, Brooke, Eli and Gage Lester and Alexandria Claire Perry. "4 sisters: Arlene Walls of Bud; Carol Ward, Drema Bishop and Ruby Lilly all of Beckley. "A celebration of Ernie’s life will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2013, in the Calfee Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Melissa White officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until time of the service. "Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. "Burial will follow at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV..."


George Henderson Belcher

1. Mercer Co, WV; Birth Registry; Vol #__(1882); Page 105; Line 2; WV Archives Web Site.
George H. Belcher; born 6 Oct 1882 in Mercer Co, WV; son of A.G., farmer, and Martha Belcher,
not deformed; reported by A.G. Belcher, father.
2. 1900 Cenus, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 20 Jun 1900; Page 228A; Image 44 of 79;
Family #424/424.
Listed as George Belcher; age 18; born in WV in Apr 1882; in household of father, A. Green
Belcher.
3. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1903); Page 162; Line 36; WV Archives Web Site.
George H. Belcher; age 20; born and living in Mercer Co, WV; single; farmer; son of A.G. and
Martha Belcher; married on 12 Jul 1903 in Mercer Co, WV; Cora Davidson; age 18; born and living
in Mercer Co, WV; single; daughter of Charles and Sara Davidson.
4. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Coaldale Precinct; taken on 9 May 1910; Page 34B; Image 2 of 6;
Family #14.
Listed as George Belcher; age 28; born in WV; married once for 7 yrs; coal miner; head of
household.
5. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #3672; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
George Henderson Belcher; age 35; born 5 (sic, 6) Oct 1882; living at Maybeury, WV; assistant
mine foreman for Pocahontas Fuel Co, Inc at Maybuery, WV; nearest relative, Cora Belcher, wife,
Maybuery, WV; medium height with stout build; brown eyes and brown hair.
6. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 6 Jan 1920; Page 68A; Image 1 of 41;
Family #5/5.
Listed as George Henderson Belcher; age 37; born in WV; married; mine boss in coal mine; head
of household.
7. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Mohawk; taken on 10 Apr 1930; Page 189B;
172/194.
Listed as George H. Belcher; age 40; born in WV; married at 18; coal loader in mine; head of
household.
8. Mercer Co, WV; Death Certificate #9227; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
George H. Belcher; age 56 yrs, 8 mons, 16 days; born 5 Oct 1880 at Coaldale, WV; married;
husband of Cora Lee Davidson; assistant foreman of coal mine; son of Green, born in Wyoming
Co, WV, and Martha Ann (Burton), born at Clarks Gap, WV, Belcher; died 21 Jun 1937 in the
Bluefield Sanitarium, Bluefield, WV; from g(un) s(hot) w(ound) of abodomin; homicide at Coaldale
Mtn; buried 23 Jun 1937 at Coaldale, WV; informant, Louis Belcher, Freeman, WV.


Cora Lee Davidson

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1903); Page 162; Line 36; WV Archives Web Site.
George H. Belcher; age 20; born and living in Mercer Co, WV; single; farmer; son of A.G. and
Martha Belcher; married on 12 Jul 1903 in Mercer Co, WV; Cora Davidson; age 18; born and living
in Mercer Co, WV; single; daughter of Charles and Sara Davidson.
2. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Coaldale Precinct; taken on 9 May 1910; Page 34B; Image 2 of 6;
Family #14.
Listed as Cora Belcher; age 24; born in WV; married once for 7 yrs; 2 children, both living; in
household of husband, George H. Belcher.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 6 Jan 1920; Page 68A; Image 1 of 41;
Family #5/5.
Listed as Cora Belcher; age 34; born in WV; married; in household of husband, George H. Belcher.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Mohawk; taken on 10 Apr 1930; Page 189B;
172/194.
Listed as Cora L. Belcher; age 40; born in WV; married at 17; in household of husband, George H.
Belcher.


Lewis Wesley Belcher

1. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Coaldale Precinct; taken on 9 May 1910; Page 34B; Image 2 of 6;
Family #14.
Listed as Louis Belcher; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, George H. Belcher.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 6 Jan 1920; Page 68A; Image 1 of 41;
Family #5/5.
Listed as Lewis Wesley Belcher; age 13; born in WV; in household of father, George H. Belcher.


Mary Helen Watson

1. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Thursday, 7 Feb 2013; Newspaper Obit.
"KING, N.C. - Mrs. Mary Helen Watson McPherson, 83, formerly of Beckley, died
Tuesday, February 5, 2013.
"She was born March 3, 1929 in Maybeury, W.Va., to Fred Conley and Anna Dora Belcher Watson.
"Helen and S. K. McPherson were long time active members of the United Methodist Temple in
Beckley. Helen was employed at Rural Acres Clinic. They were residents of
Orchard Avenue in Beckley for 31 years.
"Along with her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Richard Wayne (Ricky) McPherson,
four sisters, Cora Lee Billips, Barbara Stegman, Kathleen Marti, and Jean Kessinger, and five
borthers, El, Ken, C.J., Kurt, and Charles Watson.
"She is survived by her husband, S. K. McPherson Jr.; two daughters, Rhonda M. (Dwight) Duggins,
and Reva M. (Tim) Halloran; five grandchildren, Cody Duggins, Hannah and Cameron
Halloran, Brandon H. (Kristen) McPherson, and Kenzie R. McPherson; two great
grandchildren, Emma Grace McPherson, and Sawyer Heath McPherson; one sister, Sue
(Jay) Donathan; four brothers, Arthur, Frank, Wes, and Don Watson.
"Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2013, at Trinity
United Methodist Church in King, N.C. with the Rev. Diane Marsden and the Rev.
Tim Halloran officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery..."


F.P. Belcher

1. 1900 Cenus, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 20 Jun 1900; Page 228A; Image 44 of 79;
Family #424/424.
Listed as F.P. Belcher; age 23; born in WV in Apr 1877; married for 1 yr; coal miner; in household
of father, A. Green Belcher, with wife.


S.A.

1. 1900 Cenus, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 20 Jun 1900; Page 228A; Image 44 of 79;
Family #424/424.
Listed as S.A. Belcher; age 26; born in WV in Mar 1874; married for 1 yr; 1 child 1 living; in
household of father-in-law, A. Green Belcher, with husband.


S.A.

1. 1900 Cenus, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 20 Jun 1900; Page 228A; Image 44 of 79;
Family #424/424.
Listed as S.A. Belcher; age 26; born in WV in Mar 1874; married for 1 yr; 1 child 1 living; in
household of father-in-law, A. Green Belcher, with husband.


Emma L.

1. 1900 Cenus, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 20 Jun 1900; Page 228A; Image 44 of 79;
Family #424/424.
Listed as Emer L. Belcher (sic); age 5; born in WV in Jun 1895; in household of step-grandfather,
A. Green Belcher, with mother and step-father.


Fred Conley Watson Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 427; WV Archives Web Site.
Fred Watson; age 23; born in Ashe Co, NC; single; miner; living at Maybuery, WV; son of Green
and Tissue; married on 23 May 1920 at Maybuery, WV; Annie D. Belcher; age 17; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of George and Cora.


Anna Dora Belcher

1. 1910 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Coaldale Precinct; taken on 9 May 1910; Page 34B; Image 2 of 6;
Family #14.
Listed as Dora Belcher; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, George H. Belcher.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 6 Jan 1920; Page 68A; Image 1 of 41;
Family #5/5.
Listed as Annie Dora Belcher; age 16; born in WV; in household of father, George H. Belcher.
1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 427; WV Archives Web Site.
Fred Watson; age 23; born in Ashe Co, NC; single; miner; living at Maybuery, WV; son of Green
and Tissue; married on 23 May 1920 at Maybuery, WV; Annie D. Belcher; age 17; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of George and Cora.


Fred Conley Watson Jr

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Mohawk; taken on 10 Apr 1930; Page 189B;
172/194.
Listed as Junior E. Belcher; age 3 yrs, 1 mon; born in WV; in household of grandfather, George H.
Belcher.