McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Hamilton W. Shields Sr

1. Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940; LDS Web Site.
Hamilton W. Shields; married on 20 Jun 1844 in Montgaomery Co, VA; Elizabeth Virginia Wade.
2. 1850 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Christiansburg; taken 15 Jul 1850; Page 2B; Image 4 of 9;
Family #21/21.
Listed as Hamilton W. Shields; age 33; born in VA; merchant; head of household.
3. 1860 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Christiansburg PO; taken 2 Jun 1860; Page 563?; Image
7 of 12; Family #48/47.
Listed as Hamilton W. Shields; age 42; born in VA; bank teller; head of household.
4. 1870 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Chreistiansburg Township and PO; taken on 16 Jun 1870;
Page 127B; Image 14 of 83; Family #74/89.
Listed as H.W. Shields; age 52; born in VA; retail merchant; head of household.


Elizabeth Virginia Wade

1. Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940; LDS Web Site.
Hamilton W. Shields; married on 20 Jun 1844 in Montgaomery Co, VA; Elizabeth Virginia Wade.
2. 1850 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Christiansburg; taken 15 Jul 1850; Page 2B; Image 4 of 9;
Family #21/21.
Listed as Virginia E. Shields; age 24; born in VA; in household of husband, Hamilton W. Shields.
3. 1860 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Christiansburg PO; taken 2 Jun 1860; Page 563?; Image
7 of 12; Family #48/47.
Listed as E. Virginia Shields; age 33; born in VA; in household of husband, Hamilton W. Shields.


Lucy S. Shields

1. 1860 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Christiansburg PO; taken 2 Jun 1860; Page 563?; Image
7 of 12; Family #48/47.
Listed as Lucy S. Shields; age 8; born in VA; in household of father, Hamilton W. Shields.
2. 1870 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Chreistiansburg Township and PO; taken on 16 Jun 1870;
Page 127B; Image 14 of 83; Family #74/89.
Listed as Lucy S. Shields; age 18; born in VA; in household of father, Hamilton W. Shields.


Hamilton W. Shields Jr

1. 1860 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Christiansburg PO; taken 2 Jun 1860; Page 563?; Image
7 of 12; Family #48/47.
Listed as Hamilton W.Shields; age 3; born in VA; in household of father, Hamilton W. Shields.
2. 1870 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Chreistiansburg Township and PO; taken on 16 Jun 1870;
Page 127B; Image 14 of 83; Family #74/89.
Listed as Hamilton W. Shields, Jr; age 13; born in VA; in household of father, Hamilton W.
Shields.


Samuel Shields

1. 1850 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Christiansburg; taken 15 Jul 1850; Page 2B; Image 4 of 9;
Family #21/21.
Listed as Samuel Shields; age 74 born in VA; saddler; in household of son, Hamilton W. Shields.


Elizabeth

1. 1850 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Christiansburg; taken 15 Jul 1850; Page 2B; Image 4 of 9;
Family #21/21.
Listed as Eliizabethl Shields; age 70 born in VA; saddler; in household of son, Hamilton W. Shields.


Hamilton W. Shields Sr

1. Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940; LDS Web Site.
Hamilton W. Shields; married on 20 Jun 1844 in Montgaomery Co, VA; Elizabeth Virginia Wade.
2. 1850 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Christiansburg; taken 15 Jul 1850; Page 2B; Image 4 of 9;
Family #21/21.
Listed as Hamilton W. Shields; age 33; born in VA; merchant; head of household.
3. 1860 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Christiansburg PO; taken 2 Jun 1860; Page 563?; Image
7 of 12; Family #48/47.
Listed as Hamilton W. Shields; age 42; born in VA; bank teller; head of household.
4. 1870 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Chreistiansburg Township and PO; taken on 16 Jun 1870;
Page 127B; Image 14 of 83; Family #74/89.
Listed as H.W. Shields; age 52; born in VA; retail merchant; head of household.


Mary E. Wall

1. 1870 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Chreistiansburg Township and PO; taken on 16 Jun 1870;
Page 127B; Image 14 of 83; Family #74/89.
Listed as Mary E. Shields; age 38; born in VA; in household of husband, Hamilton W. Shields.


Betty Eskridge Shields

1. 1870 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Chreistiansburg Township and PO; taken on 16 Jun 1870;
Page 127B; Image 14 of 83; Family #74/89.
Listed as Betty E. Shields; age 4; born in VA; in household of father, Hamilton W. Shields.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Craig Cemetery, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co, VA; submitted by
Arnold Bohanan; 11 May 2005.
Betty Eskridge Shields; born in 1866; died in 1879; buried here; "Only child of H.W. and M.E.
Shields".


Otto Charles Cluss

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1914); Page 417; WV Archives Web Site.
Otto Charles Cluss; age 25; born in St Louis Co, MO; single; lumberman; living in Philadelphia, PA;
son of Otto and Jane; married on 2 Oct 1914 at Welch, WV; Helen Hall Shields; age 21; born in
Douglas Co, NE; single; daughter of John A. and Minnie French (Shields).
2. Philadelphia, PA; WW I Draft Registration Card #285; No date; probably 5 Jun 1917; Ancestry.com
Web Site.
Otto Charles Cluss; age 27; born 2 Sep 1889 in St. Louis, MO; living at 5900 Spruce Street,
Philadelphia, PA; employed by Kendall Lumber Co, Philadelphia, PA; married; dependent wife and
child; medium height and build; blue eyes and brown hair.


Helen Hall Shields

1. 1900 Census, St. Louis Co, MO; Bonhomme Township; Kirkwood; taken on 12 Jun 1900; Page
78A; Image 17 of 67; Family #155/159.
Listed as Helen H. Shieds; age 7; born in NE in Oct 1892; in household of father, John Shields.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; taken on 18 Apr 1910; Page 103A;
Image 9 of 40; Family #65/79.
Listed as Helen Shields; age 17; born in NE; single; in household of mother, Minnie (_____) Shields.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1914); Page 417; WV Archives Web Site.
Otto Charles Cluss; age 25; born in St Louis Co, MO; single; lumberman; living in Philadelphia, PA;
son of Otto and Jane; married on 2 Oct 1914 at Welch, WV; Helen Hall Shields; age 21; born in
Douglas Co, NE; single; daughter of John A. and Minnie French (Shields)


James Willie Shields

1. 1850 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Christiansburg; taken 15 Jul 1850; Page 2B; Image 4 of 9;
Family #21/21.
Listed as James W. Shields; age 3 mons; born in VA; in household of father, Hamilton W. Shields.
2. 1860 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Christiansburg PO; taken 2 Jun 1860; Page 563?; Image
7 of 12; Family #48/47.
Listed as J. Willie Shields; age 10; born in VA; in household of father, Hamilton W. Shields.
3. 1870 Census, Montgomery Co, VA; Chreistiansburg Township and PO; taken on 16 Jun 1870;
Page 127B; Image 14 of 83; Family #74/89.
Listed as James W. Shields, Jr?; age 20; born in VA; store clerkin household of father, Hamilton
W. Shields.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co, VA; submitted by
Brenda Dudley Eanes; 17 Oct 2008.
James Willie Shields; born 29 Mar 1850; died 24 Aug 1903; buried here; double headstone with
wife, shown.


Harriett Dunklee

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co, VA; submitted by
Brenda Dudley Eanes; 17 Oct 2008.
Harriett Dunklee Shields; born 30 Aug 1858; died 21 Jan 1946; buried here; double headstone with
husband, shown.


Levi Franklin Shields

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 5 Jun 1900; Page 148B; Image 6 of
24; Family #33/33.
Listed as Levi Shields; age 14; born in WV in Apr 1886; in household of father, Harper L. Shields.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; taken on 20 Apr 1910; Page 67A; Image 19 of
25; Family #139/183.
Listed as Levi H. Shields; age 23; born in WV; single; lodger; sawmill laborer; in household of
Thomas W. Whitt.
3. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1929); Page 83; WV Archives Web Site.
Levi Shields; age 43; born in WV; single; living at Jenkinjones, WV; married on 26 Dec 1939 at
Princeton, WV; Pearl Dickens; age 36; born in NC; divorced; living at Matoaka, WV.
4. Mercer Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1967); Page 33; WV Archives Web Site.
Levi Franklin Shields; age 80; born 21 Apr 1886 in WV; retired carpenter; married; living at
Bluefield, WV; son of Harper and Ann (Totten) Shields; died 28 Jan 1967 in the Bluefield
Sanitarium, Bluefield, WV; from cardiac arrest AHD; pneumonia; buried 31 Jan 1967 in Monte
Vista Cemtery, Bluefield, WV; informant, Pearl Shields, Bluefield, WV.


Pearl Dickens

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1929); Page 83; WV Archives Web Site.
Levi Shields; age 43; born in WV; single; living at Jenkinjones, WV; married on 26 Dec 1939 at
Princeton, WV; Pearl Dickens; age 36; born in NC; divorced; living at Matoaka, WV.


William M. Belcher

1. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Barker's Ridge Township, taken on 17 Jun 1880,
Page 499A, Family #86.
Listed as William Riley Belcher, age 2, born in WV, in household of father, Robert C. Belcher.
2. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Clear Fork District; taken 19 __ 1910; Page 69B; Image 46 of 68;
Family #401/406.
Listed as William Belcher; age 31; born in WV; married once for 9 yrs; coal inspector; head of
household.
3. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; Springton; taken 14/15 Jan 1920; Page 234B; Image
20 of 62; Family #176/185.
Listed as William Belcher; age 41; born in WV; married; coal inspector; head of household.
4. 1930 Census; Kanawha Co, WV; Cabin Creek District; Shrewsbury Town; taken on 23 Apr 1930;
Page 29A; Image 49 of 57; Family #353/366.
Listed as William M. Belcher; age 51; born in WV; married at 22; foreman in ammonia factory;
heaof household.
5. 1940 Census, Kanawha Co, WV; Cabin Creek District; Shrewsbury; E.D. 20-14; taken on 16 Apr
1940; Page 274A; image 35 of 50; Household #80.
Listed as William M. Belcher; age 61; born in WV; married; no education; lived in same place on 1
Apr 1935; no listed occupation; head of household.
6. Kanawha Co, WV; Death Certificate #8760; WV Archives Web Site.
William M. Belcher; age 75 yrs, 2 mons, 12 days; born 15 May 1878 in Mcowell Co, WV; married;
living in Shrewdbury, WV; construction foreman; son of Robert and Louevenia (Bailey) Belcher;
died 27 Jul 1953 at his home in Shrewsbury, WV; from a coronary thrombosis; buried 30 Jul 1953
in Montgomery Memorial Park; informant, Mrs. Sarah Jane Belcher.


Sarah Jane Shields

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Elkhorn District; taken on 5 Jun 1900; Page 148B; Image 6 of
24; Family #33/33.
Listed as Sarah Shields; age 19; born in WV in Jan 1881; single; in household of father,
Harper L. Shields.
2. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Clear Fork District; taken 19 __ 1910; Page 69B; Image 46 of 68;
Family #401/406.
Listed as Sarah Belcher; age 29; born in WV; married once for 9 yrs; 4 children; all livingl in
household of husband, William M. Belcher,
3. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; Springton; taken 14/15 Jan 1920; Page 234B; Image
20 of 62; Family #176/185.
Listed as Sarah Belcher; age 39; born in WV; married; in household of husband, William M.
Belcher.
4. 1930 Census; Kanawha Co, WV; Cabin Creek District; Shrewsbury Town; taken on 23 Apr 1930;
Page 29A; Image 49 of 57; Family #353/366.
Listed as Sarah J. Belcher; age 49; born in WV; married at 20; in household of husband, William M.
Belcher.
5. 1940 Census, Kanawha Co, WV; Cabin Creek District; Shrewsbury; E.D. 20-14; taken on 16 Apr
1940; Page 274A; image 35 of 50; Household #80.
Listed as Sarah Belcher; age 59; born in WV; married; 5th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, William M. Belcher.
6. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Sarah Belcher; born 27 Jan 1881; died in Sep 1980; last residence, Belle, Kanawha Co, WV;
SS# 236-80-0313; Card Issued in WV in 1966.
(Per e-mail from grandson, Bruce Boswell, 22 Feb 2021: "she actually lived in and her last address
was Shrewsbury, WV. Shrewsbury does not have a Post Office and uses the same zip code as Belle,
WV which is 25015.")


Clarence Belcher

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Clear Fork District; taken 19 __ 1910; Page 69B; Image 46 of 68;
Family #401/406.
Listed as Clarence Belcher; age 8; born in AR; in household of father, William M. Belcher,
2. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; Springton; taken 14/15 Jan 1920; Page 234B; Image
20 of 62; Family #176/185.
Listed as Clarence Belcher; age __; born in AR; in household of father, William M. Belcher.
(Name crossed out and Eula E., daughter written in)


Clara M. Belcher

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Clear Fork District; taken 19 __ 1910; Page 69B; Image 46 of 68;
Family #401/406.
Listed as Clara Belcher; age 4; born in AR; in household of father, William M. Belcher,
2. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; Springton; taken 14/15 Jan 1920; Page 234B; Image
20 of 62; Family #176/185.
Listed as Clara M. Belcher; age 12; born in AR; in household of father, William M. Belcher.


Charles Lowell Belcher

1. McDowell Co, WV; Delayed Birth Certificate #2122; WV Archives Website.
Charles Lowell Belcher; born 11 dec 1910 at Vivian, WV; parents, father, William Belcher; age 33;
born in Wyoming Co, WV, coal inspector; mother, Sarah J. Shields, age 30; born in McDowell Co, WV,
housewife; signed by Sarah J. Belcher.
2. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; Springton; taken 14/15 Jan 1920; Page 234B; Image
20 of 62; Family #176/185.
Listed as Charlie Belcher; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, William M. Belcher.
3. 1930 Census; Kanawha Co, WV; Cabin Creek District; Shrewsbury Town; taken on 23 Apr 1930;
Page 29A; Image 49 of 57; Family #353/366.
Listed as Charlie L. Belcher; age 19; born in WV; laborer in ammonia factory; in household of
father, William M. Belcher.
4. 1940 Census, Kanawha Co, WV; Cabin Creek District; Shrewsbury; E.D. 20-14; taken on 16 Apr
1940; Page 274A; image 35 of 50; Household #80.
lListed as Charles Belcher; age 29; born in WV; single; 3 yrs HS education; lived in same place on 1
Apr 1935; mechanical loader in mines; in household of father, William M. Belcher.


Ruby P. Belcher

1. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; Springton; taken 14/15 Jan 1920; Page 234B; Image
20 of 62; Family #176/185.
Listed as Ruby Belcher; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, William M. Belcher.
2. 1930 Census; Kanawha Co, WV; Cabin Creek District; Shrewsbury Town; taken on 23 Apr 1930;
Page 29A; Image 49 of 57; Family #353/366.
Listed as Ruby P. Belcher; age 16; born in WV; in household of father, William M. Belcher.
3. Kanawha Co, WV; Death Certificate #8494; WV Archives Website.
Ruby P. Belcher; age 19 yrs, 11 mons, 2 days; born 10 Aug 1913 in Vivian, WV; single; daughter of
W. M. and Sarah (Shields) Belcher; died 12 Jul 1933 in Shrewsbury, WV; due to typhoid fever;
buried 14 Jul 1933 in Cedar Grove, WV; informant, W.M. Belcherm Shrewsbury, WV.


Harold W. Belcher

1. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; Springton; taken 14/15 Jan 1920; Page 234B; Image
20 of 62; Family #176/185.
Listed as Harold W. Belcher; age 3 yrs, 9 mons; born in WV; in household of father, William M.
Belcher.
2. 1930 Census; Kanawha Co, WV; Cabin Creek District; Shrewsbury Town; taken on 23 Apr 1930;
Page 29A; Image 49 of 57; Family #353/366.
Listed as Harold W. Belcher; age 14; born in WV; in household of father, William M. Belcher.


Carl R. Boyd

1. 1930 Census; Kanawha Co, WV; Cabin Creek District; Shrewsbury Town; taken on 23 Apr 1930;
Page 29A; Image 49 of 57; Family #353/366.
Listed as Carl R. Boyd; age 20; born in WV; married at 19; laborer in ammonia Factory; in household
of father-in-law, William M. Belcher, with wife.


Maude Marie Belcher

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Clear Fork District; taken 19 __ 1910; Page 69B; Image 46 of 68;
Family #401/406.
Listed as Maude Belcher; age 1 yr 0 mons; born in AR; in household of father, William M. Belcher,
2. 1920 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; Springton; taken 14/15 Jan 1920; Page 234B; Image
20 of 62; Family #176/185.
Listed as Maude Belcher; age 11; born in AR; in household of father, William M. Belcher.
3. 1930 Census; Kanawha Co, WV; Cabin Creek District; Shrewsbury Town; taken on 23 Apr 1930;
Page 29A; Image 49 of 57; Family #353/366.
Listed as Maude M. Boyd; age 20; born in WV; married at 19; in household of father, William M.
Belcher, with husband.
4. Kanawha Co, WV; Death Certificate Vol #19; Page 632; WV Archives Website.
Maude Marie Boyd; age 57 yrs, 10 mons, 27 days; born 24 Sep 1908 in Huntington, AR; married;
restaurant operator; SS# 235-01-1138; living at Shrewsbury, WV; daughter of William M. and Sarah
Jane (Dhields) Belcher; died 15 Aug 1966 in Charleston General Hospital, Charleston, WV; due to
massive central parieto-occipital encephalomalacia with cerebral hemorrhage; buried 18 Aug 1966
in Montgomery Memorial Park, Londons, WV; informant, R.E. Boyd, Shrewsbury, WV.


Mary Baker

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 22 Apr 1910; Page 279A;
Image 27 of 32; Family #262/262.
Listed as Mary Godby; age 65; born in VA; widow; 1 child, 1 living; in household of son, Charles
Codby.