McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Billy Ray Barker

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955); Page 468; WV Archives Web Site.
Billy Ray Barker; age 22; born at Big Stone Gao, VA; single; living at Hemphill, WV; married on
24 Jun 1955 at Superior, WV; Shirley Jane Southard; age 17; born at Maitland, WV; single; living
at Welch, WV; with consent of Ethel Southard Bishop, mother of Shirley Jane Southard, father
divorced, mother has custody.


Shirley Jane Southard

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; rural; E.D. 24-33; taken on 27 Apr 1940;
Page 688B; Image 32 of 44; Household #260.
Listed as Shirley Southard; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Clarence Southard.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1955); Page 468; WV Archives Web Site.
Billy Ray Barker; age 22; born at Big Stone Gao, VA; single; living at Hemphill, WV; married on
24 Jun 1955 at Superior, WV; Shirley Jane Southard; age 17; born at Maitland, WV; single; living
at Welch, WV; with consent of Ethel Southard Bishop, mother of Shirley Jane Southard, father
divorced, mother has custody.


John Lector Clark

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1958); Page 287; WV Archives Web Site.
John Lector Clark; age 21; born and living at Welch, WV; single; married on 28 Apr 1958 at
Welch, WV; Geneva Beatrice Southard; age 18; born and living at Welch, WV; single; with
consent of Ethel Gladys Bishop; parents divorced; mother has custody of Geneva Beatrice
Southard.


Geneva Beatrice Southard

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; rural; E.D. 24-33; taken on 27 Apr 1940;
Page 688B; Image 32 of 44; Household #260.
Listed as Beatrice Southard; age 21 days; born in WV; in household of father, Clarence Southard.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1958); Page 287; WV Archives Web Site.
John Lector Clark; age 21; born and living at Welch, WV; single; married on 28 Apr 1958 at
Welch, WV; Geneva Beatrice Southard; age 18; born and living at Welch, WV; single; with
consent of Ethel Gladys Bishop; parents divorced; mother has custody of Geneva Beatrice
Southard.


Rosco L. Bishop

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, page 234A, Family 138.
Listed as Roscoe Bishop, age 9, born in Apr 1891, in household of father, David Bishop.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on ____1910; Page 224B;
Family #296/312.
Listed as Rosco Lewis (sic, Bishop); age 19; born in WV; in household of brother-in-law, Robert
Stump.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1914); Page 11; WV Archives Web Site.
L. R. Bishop; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Caples, WV; son of D.C.
and S.J. married on 10 Oct 1914 at Shannon Branch, WV; Nerva Malinda Jane Belcher; age 17;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Noah and Rhoda.
4. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #3644; Welch, WV Draft Board; 5 Jun 1917,
Rosco Bishop; age 23; born in Apr 1894 at Pineville, WV; living at Capels, WV; laborer for Standard
Pocahontas Coal Co, Capels, WV; married; dependent wife and 2 children; short with stout build;
black eyes and black hair.
5. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Caples; E.D. 24-34; taken on 12 Apr
1940; Page 588; Image 28 of 36; Household #209.
Listed as Roscoe Bishop; age 49; born in WV; married; 2nd grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; coal miner; head of household.
6. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card # 127; Apr 1942.
Roscoe Bishop; age 52; born on 6 Apr 1890 in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Capels, McDowell Co,
WV; employed by WPA at Welch, WV; person who will always know address; Emma Bishop,
Capels, WV.
7. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Rosco Bishop; born on 6 Apr 1891; died in Nov 1974; living at Capels, McDowell Co, WV.
8. FamilySearch.com, LDS Web Site, Noah Bishop search, 4 Sep 2002; Social Security Death Index.
Roscoe Bishop; born on 6 Apr 1891; died in Nov 1974; living at Caples, McDowell Co, WV at
death.


Emma Hayton

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1904); Page 63; WV Archives Web Site.
A.G. Casteel; age 21; born in Russell Co, VA; single; miner; living in Mingo Co, WV; son of W.H.
and M.T.Casteel; marries on 14 Jun 1904 at Glen Alum, WV; Emma Hayton; age 21; born in
Lawrence Co, WV; single; daughter of James and Elizabeth Hayton.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; taken on 9 Jan 1920;
Page 214A; Image 3 of 17; Family #65/68.
Listed as Emma Casteel; age 35; born in KY; married; in household of brother, Joseph F. Hayton.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Caples; E.D. 24-34; taken on 12 Apr
1940; Page 588; Image 28 of 36; Household #209.
Listed as Emma Bishop; age 55; born in KY; married; no education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Rosco L. Bishop.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #14824; WV Archives Web Site.
Emma Bishop; age 61; born in Lawrence Co, KY; married; wife of R.L. Bishop; age 55; living at
Caples, WV; daughter of James and Elizabeth (Harris) Hayten; died 5 Oct 1945 in the Welch
Emergency Hospital, Welch, WV; from a cerebral hemorrhage; due to hypertension; buried 7 Oct
1945 in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV; informant, R.L. Bishop, Caples, WV.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Della Lilly; 29 Jul 2012.
Emma Hayton Bishop; born in May 1884 in Lawrence Co, KY; died 4 Oct 1945 in the Welch Emergency
Hospital, Welch, WV; buried here; death certificate shown.


Kelly Milam

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, taken on 31 Jan 1920, Page 267B, Family #29.
Listed as Kelley Milem, age 8, born in WV, in household of grandmother, Rebecca Milam.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 336; WV Archives Web Site.
Kelly Milam; age 24; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Maben, WV; son of Birdie Milam; married
on 6 Jun 1936 at Mullens, WV; Laura Dixon; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Mullens,
WV; daughter of Felix and Ollie Dixon.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Death Certificate #'71 015820; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Kelly Milam; age 60; born 26 Apr 1911 in WV; married; husband of Laura Dixon; retired miner;
SS#232-14-7198; living at Mullens, WV; son of Sixteen Milam, born in Italy and Bertha Milam;
died 14 Oct 1971 in the Wyoming General Hospital, Mullens, WV; from carcinoma of pancrease;
buried 16 Oct 1971 in Sunset Cemetery, Beckley, WV; informant, Laura Milam, Mullens, WV.


Laura Dixon

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 3/4 Feb 1920; Page 268B; Family #44.
Listed as Laura Dixon; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Felix Dixon.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 9 Apr 1930; Page 254B; Family #47.
Listed as Laura Dixon; age 14; born in WV; in household of father, Felix Dixon.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 336; WV Archives Web Site.
Kelly Milam; age 24; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Maben, WV; son of Birdie Milam; married
on 6 Jun 1936 at Mullens, WV; Laura Dixon; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Mullens,
WV; daughter of Felix and Ollie Dixon.


Lewis Meadows

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 17 Jul 1900; Page 269B; Image
62 of 65; Family #546/546.
Listed as Lewis Meadows; age 44; born in WV in May 1856; married 28 yrs; day loborer; head of
household.
2. E-mail Message from Kim Muncy; 25 Mar 2011.
"...Osker’s parents were Walter and Anna (Lester) Meadows. "Walter’s parents were Lewis (b. May 1853) and Rhoda Meadows (b. Sept. 1856..."


Rhoda

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 17 Jul 1900; Page 269B; Image
62 of 65; Family #546/546.
Listed as Rhoda Meadows; age 46; born in WV in Sep 1853; married 28 yrs; 12 children, 9 living;
in household of husband, Lewis Meadows.
2. E-mail Message from Kim Muncy; 25 Mar 2011.
"...Osker’s parents were Walter and Anna (Lester) Meadows. "Walter’s parents were Lewis (b. May 1853) and Rhoda Meadows (b. Sept. 1856..."


Mary Meadows

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 17 Jul 1900; Page 269B; Image
62 of 65; Family #546/546.
Listed as Mary Meadows; age 8; born in WV in Jun 1891; in household of father, Lewis
Meadows.


Lena Meadows

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 17 Jul 1900; Page 269B; Image
62 of 65; Family #546/546.
Listed as Lena Meadows; age 6; born in WV in Nov 1893; in household of father, Lewis
Meadows.


Arthur Vane Brooks

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 283A; Image 29
of 39; Family #235/235.
Listed as Arthur V. Brooks; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, John J. Brooks.
2. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Tipple; E.D. 55-13; taken on 8 Apr 1940;
Page 343A; Image 3 of 40; Household #15.
Listed as Arthur Brooks; age 15; born in WV; 4th grade education; attending school; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John J. Brooks.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 187; WV Archives Web Site.
Arthur Brooks; age 28; born in Summers Co, WV; divorced; living at Saulsville, WV; son of John
and Dollie Brooks; married on 4 Oct 1952 in Wyoming Co, WV; Sheba Roberts; age 22; born in
KY; single; living at Clearfork, WV; daughter of Troy and Nannie Roberts.
4. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Arthur Brooks; born 30 Jul 1924; died in Jul 1983; last residence, Glen Rogers, WV;
SS# 235-30-9669; card issued in WV before 1951.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Pine Grove Cemetery, Ravencliff, Wyoming Co, WV; submitted by
Kelly Craig 3 Jan 2011.
Arthur V. Borrks; born 30 Jul 1924; died 10 Jul 1988 (sic, 1983 per SS Death Index); buried here.


Sheba Mae Roberts

1. 1930 Census, Perry Co, KY; District #5; Masons Creek, Happy; Scudley Coal Camp; taken on 16
Apr 1930; Page 233A; Image 93 of 106; Family #347.
Listed as Sheba Roberts; age 1 mon; born in KY; in household of father, Troy Roberts.
2. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; E.D. 55-9; taken on 3 Apr 1940; Page 292B;
Image 32 of 96; Household #218.
Listed as Sheba Roberts; age 10; born in KY; 1st grade education; attending school; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Troy Roberts.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 187; WV Archives Web Site.
Arthur Brooks; age 28; born in Summers Co, WV; divorced; living at Saulsville, WV; son of John
and Dollie Brooks; married on 4 Oct 1952 in Wyoming Co, WV; Sheba Roberts; age 22; born in
KY; single; living at Clearfork, WV; daughter of Troy and Nannie Roberts.
4. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Sheba M. Brooks; born 15 Mar 1930 (sic); living at Box 165, Glen Rogers, WV 25848 in 1994.
5. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Sheba Mae Brooks, 89, of Glen Rogers, WV, passed away on Tuesday September 3, 2019 at her home. She
was born on March 3, 1930 in Kentucky a daughter of the late Troy and Nannie Roberts Niece. Sheba was
the last surviving member of her family. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband
Arthur Vane Brooks; a daughter Lillie Mae Chambers; a son Arthur Randall Brooks; four brothers Shelby
Roberts, Johnny Roberts, Freeman Roberts and Sim Roberts; five sisters Margaret Brooks, Mary Toler, Sara
Cook, Rose Toler and Serena Graham; and a son-in-law Johnny Blankenship. Survivors include a daughter
Kathy Blankenship of Glen Rogers; three sons John J. Brooks and Dewayne Brooks both of Glen Rogers and
Little John Brooks and wife Pamela of Saulsville; four grandchildren Mitchell Brooks and wife Rhonda,
Jennifer Settles and companion Jonathan Green, David Blankenship and wife Morgan, and Matthew Brooks;
many great grandchildren and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM
on Friday September 6th at the Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Ravencliff, WV with Rev. Herb Cook
officiating. She will be laid to rest in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ravencliff, WV. Friends may gather with the
family from 11AM until time of services on Friday at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The
family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV."


Arthur Randall Brooks

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Arthur Randall Brooks
Residence Date 01 Oct 1998
Residence Place Glen Rogers, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 26 Aug 1955
Phone Number..."
"Phone Number Recorded Date 21 Aug 2008
Address Forestview
Address Continued Glen Rogers, West Virginia 25848
Address Date 01 Oct 1998
2nd Address Big Sandy Riv
2nd Address Continued Glen Rogers, West Virginia 25848
2nd Address Date 01 Jun 1996
3rd Address 165 PO Box
3rd Address Continued Glen Rogers, West Virginia 25848
3rd Address Date 01 Jul 1988-01 Jan 2004..."


John J. Brooks

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name John J Brooks
Residence Date 01 Jun 1997
Residence Place Glen Rogers, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 18 Feb 1961
Address Barren
Address Continued Glen Rogers, West Virginia 25848
2nd Address Big Sandy Riv
2nd Address Continued Glen Rogers, West Virginia 25848
2nd Address Date 01 Jun 1996..."


John C. Roberts

1. 1910 Census, Breathitt Co, KY; District #6; Buckhorn Precinct; taken on 30 Apr 1910; Page 150B;
Family #9/9.
Listed as John Roberts; age 27; born in KY; married once for 7 yrs; farmer; head of household.
2. 1920 Census, Breathitt Co, KY; District #6; taken on 2 Feb 1920; Page 247A; Image 21 of 29;
Family #178/178.
Listed as John Roberts; age 44; born in KY; widowed; farmer; in household of father, Bill Roberts.


Easter Miller

1. 1910 Census, Breathitt Co, KY; District #6; Buckhorn Precinct; taken on 30 Apr 1910; Page 150B;
Family #9/9.
Listed as Easter Roberts; age 22; born in KY; married once for 7 yrs; 2 children, both living; in
household of husband, John C. Roberts.


Cora Roberts

1. 1910 Census, Breathitt Co, KY; District #6; Buckhorn Precinct; taken on 30 Apr 1910; Page 150B;
Family #9/9.
Listed as Cory Roberts; age 2 yrs, 1 mon; born in KY; in household of father, John C. Roberts.
1. 1920 Census, Breathitt Co, KY; District #6; taken on 2 Feb 1920; Page 247A; Image 21 of 29;
Family #178/178.
Listed as Cora Roberts; age 11; born in KY; in household of grandfather, Bill Roberts, with father,
John C. Roberts.


Sheba Roberts

1. 1920 Census, Breathitt Co, KY; District #6; taken on 2 Feb 1920; Page 247A; Image 21 of 29;
Family #178/178.
Listed as Sheba Roberts; age 8; born in KY; in household of grandfather, Bill Roberts, with father,
John C. Roberts.


Sam Roberts

1. 1920 Census, Breathitt Co, KY; District #6; taken on 2 Feb 1920; Page 247A; Image 21 of 29;
Family #178/178.
Listed as Sam Roberts; age 6; born in KY; in household of grandfather, Bill Roberts, with father,
John C. Roberts.


Sarah Roberts

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; E.D. 55-9; taken on 3 Apr 1940; Page 292B;
Image 32 of 96; Household #218.
Listed as Sarah Roberts; age 11 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Troy Roberts.
2. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Thursday, 17 Nov 2005; Newspaper Obit via Ancestry.com.
"Sarah R. Cook, 65, of Fairdale, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005.

"Born Jan. 20, 1940, at Oceana, she was the daughter of the late Troy and Nannie Roberts.

"Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Patricia Cook and husband, Herbert, of Oceana, and Martha "Janie" Cook and companion, Scott Parrish, of Oak Hill; grandsons, Herbert Cook Jr. and wife, Wanda, of Oceana, and Dusty Cook; and a great-grandson, Nathan Cook.

"In accordance with her wishes, Mrs. Cook's body will be cremated. A private family service will be held at a later date..."
3. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Sarah R. Cook; born 20 Jan 1940; died 15 Nov 2005; last residence, Fairdale, WV; card issued in
WV in 1957/58.


James Harrison Brooks

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Tipple; E.D. 55-13; taken on 8 Apr 1940;
Page 343A; Image 3 of 40; Household #15.
Listed as James Brooks; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, John J. Brooks.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 153; WV Archives Web Site.
James Brooks; age 22; born in Fayette Co, WV; single; living at McGraws, WV; son of John and
Dallie (sic, Dollie) Mae Brooks; married on 5 Oct 1957 at Ravencliff, WV; Margaret Roberts; age
21; born at Oceana, WV; single; living at Clearfork, WV; daughter of Coy (sic, Troy) and Nannie
Belle Roberts.


Margaret Ann Roberts

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Oceana District; E.D. 55-9; taken on 3 Apr 1940; Page 292B;
Image 32 of 96; Household #218.
Listed as Ann Roberts; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, Troy Roberts.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 153; WV Archives Web Site.
John Brooks; age 22; born in Fayette Co, WV; single; living at McGraws, WV; son of John and
Dallie (sic, Dollie) Mae Brooks; married on 5 Oct 1957 at Ravencliff, WV; Margaret Roberts; age
21; born at Oceana, WV; single; living at Clearfork, WV; daughter of Coy (sic, Troy) and Nannie
Belle Roberts.
3. Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com Web Site.
Margaret A. Brooks; born 6 May 1936; died 15 Mar 2000; last residence, Martinsville, VA;
SS# 236-58-0586; card issued in WV in 1954.


Troy James Brooks

1. Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com Web Site.
Troy J. Brooks; born 16 Jul 1958; died 9 Jul 1993; last residence, Martinsville, VA;
SS# 236-94-8544; card issued in WV in 1972.


Lonnie J. Toler

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1967); Page 278; WV Archives Web Site.
Lonnie Toler; age 23; born in unknown; single; living at Clearfork, WV; son of Bruce and Grace
Toler; married on 9 Nov 1967 at Brenton, WV; Rosa Lee Roberts; age 18; born and living at
Clearfork, WV; daughter of Troy and Nannie B. Roberts.
2. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Lonnie J. Toler; born 26 Jan 1941; living at PO Box 50; Clear Fork, WV 24822 in 1984.


Rosalie Roberts

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1967); Page 278; WV Archives Web Site.
Lonnie Toler; age 23; born in unknown; single; living at Clearfork, WV; son of Bruce and Grace
Toler; married on 9 Nov 1967 at Brenton, WV; Rosa Lee Roberts; age 18; born and living at
Clearfork, WV; daughter of Troy and Nannie B. Roberts.
2. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
3. Stafford Funeral Home, Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Rosalie Roberts Toler, 71, of Clear Fork, WV. Jesus called her home to join her husband, grandson and other
loving family in Heaven on May 28, 2017 in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV a daughter of the late
Troy and Nannie Bell Neace Roberts. Rosalie attended the Sunhill Country Church and former employee of
Magic Mart. She was an amazing mother and enjoyed canning, quilting and spending time with her family.
She lived her life to care for others. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her loving
husband of 48 years Lonnie Jene Toler; a grandson Justin Carter; three sisters Sarah Cook, Margaret Brooks
and Mary Toler; three brothers Sim Roberts, Shelby Roberts and Freeman Roberts. Survivors include two
daughters Angela (Elmer) Carter of Skin Fork and Monica (Adam) Harvey of Toler's Farm; a son Lonnie Dale
(Amanda) Toler of Laurel Branch; two sisters Serena Graham of Pineville and Sheba Brooks of Glen Rogers;
a brother John (Gloria) Roberts of Laurel Branch; three grandsons Matthew Carter, Katie Toler and Wynter
Harvey; and a host of other loving family and friends. A memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday,
June 2, 2017 at the Sunhill Country Church, Sunhill, WV with Pastor Jay Blankenship and Rev. Bill Goode
officiating. In keeping with her wishes she will be cremated and burial will take place at Toler Cemetery...."