McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individules

Notes


Andrew "Andy" Lester

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Huff Creek District, Family #64.
Listed as Andy Stephens (sic, Lester), age 1, in household of Amanda
Stephens. Amanda married Matthew's father, William Harrison Lester about
nine months later, in Mar 1901.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, GEDCOM File; submitted by Dan Betts,
danbetts@home.com
Andy is listed as son of William Harrison and Ritty Dameron Lester; born
on 6 Jun 1897.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1923); Page 345; WV Archives Web Site.
Andy Lester; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Twin Branch, WV; son of
Harrison and Amanda; married on 18 Oct 1923 at Twin Branch, WV; Eliza Blankenship; age 18;
born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; daughter of Obey and Rettie.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Sandy Huff; E.D. 24-57; taken on 30 Apr
1940; Page 1113B; Image 62 of 74; Household #528.
Listed as Andy W. Lester; age 42; born in WV; married; 3rd grade education; lived in McDowell
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; coal miner; head of household.


Elizabeth H. "Lizzie" Blankenship

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 28 Apr 1910; Page 254A;
Family #78/81.
Listed as Elizabeth Blankenship; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Oby Blankenship.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 7/8 Jan 1920; Page 218B;
Family #43/43.
Listed as Lizzie H. Blankenship; age 12; born in WV; farm laborer; in household of father, Oby
Blankenship. (May not be the same person. Ages are off quite a lot)
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1923); Page 345; WV Archives Web Site.
Andy Lester; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Twin Branch, WV; son of
Harrison and Amanda; married on 18 Oct 1923 at Twin Branch, WV; Eliza Blankenship; age 18;
born in Wyoming Co, WV; single; daughter of Obey and Rettie.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Sandy Huff; E.D. 24-57; taken on 30 Apr
1940; Page 1113B; Image 62 of 74; Household #528.
Listed as Liza Lester; age 32; born in WV; married; 3rd grade education; lived in McDowell
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Andrew W. Lester.


Nellie Lester

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Sandy Huff; E.D. 24-57; taken on 30 Apr
1940; Page 1113B; Image 62 of 74; Household #528.
Listed as Nellie Lester; age 16; born in WV; 7th grade education; not attending school; lived in McDowell
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Andrew W. Lester.


Ella Lester

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Sandy Huff; E.D. 24-57; taken on 30 Apr
1940; Page 1113B; Image 62 of 74; Household #528.
Listed as Ella Lester; age 12; born in WV; 4th grade education; attending school; lived in McDowell
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Andrew W. Lester.


Walter T. Lester

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Sandy Huff; E.D. 24-57; taken on 30 Apr
1940; Page 1113B; Image 62 of 74; Household #528.
Listed as Walter Lester; age 9; born in WV; 1st grade education; attending school; lived in McDowell
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Andrew W. Lester.
2. U.S. Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Walter T Lester
Birth Date: 9 Sep 1931
Gender: Male
Race: Caucasian (White)
Home City: Iaeger
Home State: West Virginia
Citizen Status: US Citizen
Death Date: 27 Mar 1953
Processed Date: Nov 1979
Casualty Country: Korea
Casualty Type: Hostile - Killed
Casualty Cause: Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Casualty Air: Ground Casualty
Service branch: US Marine Corps
Component: Reserve (USAR, USNR, USAFR, USMCR, USCGR)
Rank: Private 1st Class
Pay Grade: Private (U.S. Army) Or Airman Third Class (Airman) (U.S. Air Force) Or Private First Class (U.S. Marine Corps) Or Grade/Rate Abbreviations With First Column: A,C,D,F,H,S,Or T; Third And Fourth Columns: Blank (U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard)"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 20 Dec 2013.
PFC Walter T. Lester; born 9 Sep 1931; died 27 Mar 1953; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN".


John Lester

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Sandy Huff; E.D. 24-57; taken on 30 Apr
1940; Page 1113B; Image 62 of 74; Household #528.
Listed as John Lester; age 5; born in WV; no education; not attending school; lived in McDowell
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Andrew W. Lester.


Ethel Lester

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Sandy Huff; E.D. 24-57; taken on 30 Apr
1940; Page 1113B; Image 62 of 74; Household #528.
Listed as Ethel Lester; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Andrew W. Lester.


Betty Lester

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Sandy Huff; E.D. 24-57; taken on 30 Apr
1940; Page 1113B; Image 62 of 74; Household #528.
Listed as Betty Lester; age 2 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Andrew W. Lester.


Troy New

1. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Cline Precinct; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 152A;
Image 9 of 20; Family #232/233.
Listed as Troy New; age 29; born in WV; married at 16; laborer in coal mine; head of household.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'65 19435; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Troy New; age 65 yrs, 2 mons, 10 days; born 1 May 1900 in WV; married; coal miner;
SS #232-14-0763; living at Baisden, Mingo Co, WV; son of Pent and Martha (Mounts) New; died
11 Jul 1965 in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV; from cardiac failure due to arteriosclerotic heart disease;
buried 15 Jul 1965 in New Cemetery, Baisden, WV; informant, Amos New, Baisden, WV.


Tennessee Savannah Blankenship

1. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Cline Precinct; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 152A;
Image 9 of 20; Family #232/233.
Listed as Tennessee New; age 27; born in WV; married at 15; in household of husband, Troy New.
2. Tennesse New; age 86; born 23 Dec 1901; died in Jun 1987; last residence, Baisden, Mingo Co,
WV; SS #233-96-1058; card issued in WV.


Joda New

1. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Cline Precinct; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 152A;
Image 9 of 20; Family #232/233.
Listed as Joda New; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Troy New.


Amos New

1. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Cline Precinct; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 152A;
Image 9 of 20; Family #232/233.
Listed as Amos New; age 1 yr, 5 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Troy New.
2. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Amos New; age 82; born 22 Apr 1927; died 16 Jun 2009; last residence Baisden, Mingo Co, WV;
SS#236-40-2294; card issued in WV.


Douglas New

1. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Cline Precinct; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 152A;
Image 9 of 20; Family #232/233.
Listed as Douglas New; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Troy New.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Douglas New 93, of Coal Mountain, WV, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2013, at his residence.

"Mr. New was born in Gilbert Creek, WV, July 28, 1920 a son of the late Troy New and Tennessee Savannah Blankenship. He was a retired coal miner who loved to coon hunt and garden. He enjoyed talking with people and never met a stranger. He also enjoyed eating at the Justonian Restaurant.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Deanie Mounts, second wife Zola Blankenship; two sons, Wimpy and Frankie New, one daughter Kelcie Cline, two sisters, Alice Lester and Gladys Mounts, and three brothers, Raymond, Pat, and Amos New.

"Survivors include two sons, Scotty New and wife Josetta of Baisden, WV, and John C. New and wife Paula of Clear Fork, WV; four daughters, Delina Hauskins and husband Carl of Beckley, WV, and Elsie Hauskins of Logan, WV, Ina Hatfield of Charleston, WV, and Angela Farmer and husband Bobby of Man, WV; 20 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; one sister, Alma Cline of Baisden, WV; his best friend Buddy and Cynthia Toler of Coal Mountain, WV; and his caregiver, whom he loved very much, Chrissy Brown of Hanover, WV.

"Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 31 2013, at 12 noon, with Pastor Earl Brewer officiating at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV. Burial will follow in the New Family Cemetery at Baisden, WV..."


Deanie Mounts

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Beanie New
Also Known As Deanie New
2nd Also Known As Name Debbie New
Residence Date 01 Jun 2000
Residence Place Baisden, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 19 Sep 1926
Phone Number..."
"...Phone Number Recorded Date 01 Jan 2001
Address 41 RR 54 Box
Address Continued Baisden, West Virginia 25608
Address Date 01 Jun 2000
2nd Address 103 PO Box
2nd Address Continued Gilbert, West Virginia 25621
2nd Address Date 01 Dec 1993
3rd Address 41 PO Box
3rd Address Continued Baisden, West Virginia 25608
3rd Address Date 01 Jan 1992-01 Jan 2001..."


Douglas New

1. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Cline Precinct; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 152A;
Image 9 of 20; Family #232/233.
Listed as Douglas New; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Troy New.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Douglas New 93, of Coal Mountain, WV, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2013, at his residence.

"Mr. New was born in Gilbert Creek, WV, July 28, 1920 a son of the late Troy New and Tennessee Savannah Blankenship. He was a retired coal miner who loved to coon hunt and garden. He enjoyed talking with people and never met a stranger. He also enjoyed eating at the Justonian Restaurant.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Deanie Mounts, second wife Zola Blankenship; two sons, Wimpy and Frankie New, one daughter Kelcie Cline, two sisters, Alice Lester and Gladys Mounts, and three brothers, Raymond, Pat, and Amos New.

"Survivors include two sons, Scotty New and wife Josetta of Baisden, WV, and John C. New and wife Paula of Clear Fork, WV; four daughters, Delina Hauskins and husband Carl of Beckley, WV, and Elsie Hauskins of Logan, WV, Ina Hatfield of Charleston, WV, and Angela Farmer and husband Bobby of Man, WV; 20 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; one sister, Alma Cline of Baisden, WV; his best friend Buddy and Cynthia Toler of Coal Mountain, WV; and his caregiver, whom he loved very much, Chrissy Brown of Hanover, WV.

"Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 31 2013, at 12 noon, with Pastor Earl Brewer officiating at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV. Burial will follow in the New Family Cemetery at Baisden, WV..."


Gladys New

1. 1930 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Stafford District; Cline Precinct; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 152A;
Image 9 of 20; Family #232/233.
Listed as Gladys New; age 3 yrs, 9 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Troy New.


Larry Kenneth Smith

1. US Public Records Index, Vol 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Larry K. Smith; born 29 Dec 1957; living at RR 2, Box 51, Paynesville, WV 24973.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Larry Kenneth Smith, 55,of Paynesville, WV, went to his Heavenly Home Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Buchanan General Hospital in Grundy, VA.

"Larry was born December 29, 1957 in Welch, WV, a son of the late John Crockett and Cora Horn Smith. He was
a former mechanic at Buffalo Creek Enterprise in Jolo, WV. He was a member of the Samariah Old Regular Baptist Church at Groundhog near Jolo, WV. Larry loved going to church, worshiping the Lord and singing songs of Zion.

"In addition to his parents, John and Cora Horn Smith, he was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Lawson and Daisy Baker; two nephews and three brothers-in-law.

"Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, Judy Baker Smith of the home; his godson, Gabriel Keenan of Marutta, SC; step mother, Claudette Smith of Statesville, NC, sister, Annette Shrader and husband Tommy of Coon Branch near Iaeger; step sister, Audrey Kirk of Bluefield, VA; step brother, Steve Epling of Knoxville, TN; sister-in-laws whom he loved dearly and they returned that love, Alice Jones of Rockridge, Dorothy Helmentollar of Kannapolis, NC, Patsy Cashion and Elaine Hagerman of Spartanburg, SC, Lois Keenan of Marutta, SC, and Melinda Kennedy of Farmington, NM; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; his pet goats, Abigail, Homer, and Daisy; dogs, Jethro, Frances, Bud, Trampus, Abby, Klondite and Layla; cats, Nick, Little Man, and Sally; and uncles and aunts, Rodney and Jean Smith of Rockridge, Roger and Angela Smith of Georgia, Leonard and Pat Tucker of Greer, SC.

"Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 9, 2013, at 1 o’clock, with Elders Phillip Estep, Gary Estep, Jimmy Amos, Phillip Hagerman, Terry O'Quinn, Fred Bailey, Arthur Short, George Baker, Kermit Lester, Burnis Lester and Danny Hurley officiating at the Old Samariah Old Regular Baptist Church at Groundhog near Jolo, WV. Burial will follow in the Hannibal Roberts Cemetery on Rockridge near Paynesville, WV. .."


Judy S. Baker

1. US Public Records Index, Vol 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Judy S. Smith; born 2 Feb 1957; living at RR 2, Box 51, Paynesville, WV 24973.


Charles Lincoln Baker

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995", McDowell Co, Historical Society,
1995, page 94, "James Henry and Matilda Jane Stacy Baker" article, submitted by Cloria Baker
Deskins.
Charles L. Baker, son of James Henry and Matilda Jane Stacy Baker; born on 10 Jan 1901; died on
9 Sep 1983.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, Precinct #1, taken on 2 May 1910,
Page 73A, Family #130.
Listed as Charles L. Baker, age 9, born in VA, in household of father, James H. Baker.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 29 Apr 1930; Page 218B; Image
35 of 42; Family #286/287.
Listed as Charlie Baker; age 29; born in VA; married at 19; farmer; head of household.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; E.D. 24-58; taken on 9 Aug
1940; Page 1143A; Image 47 of 60; Household #349.
Listed as Charlie L. Baker; age 38; born in WV (sic, VA); married; 6th grade education; lived in
same house on 1 Apr 1935; tractor operator for state road commission; head of household.


Almeda "Meda" Mullins

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 29 Apr 1930; Page 218B; Image
35 of 42; Family #286/287.
Listed as Media Baker; age 32; born in VA; married at 22; in household of husband, Charles L. Baker.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; E.D. 24-58; taken on 9 Aug
1940; Page 1143A; Image 47 of 60; Household #349.
Listed as Meda Baker; age 41; born in VA; married; 4th grade education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Clarles L. Baker.


Ellie Baker

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 29 Apr 1930; Page 218B; Image
35 of 42; Family #286/287.
Listed as Ellie Baker; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Charles L. Baker.


Della Mae Baker

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 29 Apr 1930; Page 218B; Image
35 of 42; Family #286/287.
Listed as Dellie Baker; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Charles L. Baker.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; E.D. 24-58; taken on 9 Aug
1940; Page 1143A; Image 47 of 60; Household #349.
Listed as Della Mae Baker; age 16; born in WV; 8th grade education; not attending school; lived in
same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Clarles L. Baker.


Osa Ellen "Ocie" Baker

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 29 Apr 1930; Page 218B; Image
35 of 42; Family #286/287.
Listed as Ocie Baker; age 4 yrs, 1 mon; born in WV; in household of father, Charles L. Baker.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; E.D. 24-58; taken on 9 Aug
1940; Page 1143A; Image 47 of 60; Household #349.
Listed as Osa Ellen Baker; age 14; born in WV; 5th grade education; attending school; lived in
same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Clarles L. Baker.


Polly Jane Baker

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; E.D. 24-58; taken on 9 Aug
1940; Page 1143A; Image 47 of 60; Household #349.
Listed as Polly Jane Baker; age 8; born in WV; 2nd grade education; attending school; lived in
same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Clarles L. Baker.


Harrison Baker

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; E.D. 24-58; taken on 9 Aug
1940; Page 1143A; Image 47 of 60; Household #349.
Listed as Harrison Baker; age 5; born in WV; no education; not attending school; lived in
same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Clarles L. Baker.


Madison Baker

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; E.D. 24-58; taken on 9 Aug
1940; Page 1143A; Image 47 of 60; Household #349.
Listed as Madison Baker; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, Clarles L. Baker.


John Crockett Smith

1. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John C. Smith; born _______; living at RR 3, Box 207, Statesville, NC 28677 in 1993.


John Crockett Smith

1. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John C. Smith; born _______; living at RR 3, Box 207, Statesville, NC 28677 in 1993.


Claudette

1. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Claudette Smith; born 5 Apr 1938; living at RR 3, Box 207, Statesville, NC 28677 in 1993.


Michael "Mike" Crigger

1. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Eastern District; Burks Garden PO; taken on 6 Jul 1860; Page 782;
Family #637/628.
Listed as Michael Crigger; age 8; born in VA; in household of father George W. Criger.
2. 1870 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Jeffersonville Township; Court House PO; taken on 23 Jul 1870;
Page 390A; Family #514/514.
Listed as Michael Crigger; age 14; born in VA; in household of father George W. Criger.
3. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Complied by William A. March, page 762.
Big Creek Township, page 013.
Listed as Michael Creger, age 23, in household of Margaret Beavers, a farm laborer.
4. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 25.
Marriage Record, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 115.
Michael Criger, age 27, born in TN, son of George and Tracy Criger, married
on 5 Aug 1886 Mary Lizabeth Underwood, age 19, born in McDowell Co, WV,
daughter of Peter and Anna Underwood.
5. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 5 Jun 1900; Page 75A;
Family #42/42.
Listed as Michael Criger, age 46, born in Jul 1855, in VA; married 17 yrs; farmer; head of
household.
6. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 256B;
Family #269/273.
Listed as Mike Crigger; age 74; born in WV; married at 18; farmer; head of household.
7. McDowell Co, WV Death Certificate #14984; WV Archives Web Site.
Mike Crigger; age 81 yrs, 3 mons, 23 days; born on 4 Jul 1855 in VA; married; husband of Mary
Crigger; son of George and Tracy (Lenord) Crigger; died on 27 Oct 1936 at Avondale, McDowell
Co, WV from endocarditis; buried on 29 Oct 1936 at Avondale, WV; informant, George Crigger,
Avondale.


Rebecca Estep

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, taken on 6 Jun 1900, Page 75B, Family #49/49.
Listed as Rebecca Estep, age 27, born in Dec 1872, in KY, in household of father, Sampson Estep.