McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


James Ledford

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1930); Page 191; WV Archives Web Site.
James Ledford; age 23; born in Carter Co, TN; single; miner; living at Twin Branch, WV; son of
Dave and Vinnie; married on 11 Jul 1930 at Welch, WV; Goldie Cochran; age 21; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of William and Ressie.


Goldie Cochran

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1930); Page 191; WV Archives Web Site.
James Ledford; age 23; born in Carter Co, TN; single; miner; living at Twin Branch, WV; son of
Dave and Vinnie; married on 11 Jul 1930 at Welch, WV; Goldie Cochran; age 21; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of William and Ressie.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 4 Apr 1940
Page 747A; Image 7 of 35; Household #56.
Listed as Goldie Ledford; age 28; born in WV; widow; 2 yrs HS education; lived in McVeigh, Pike
Co, KY on 1 Apr 1935; head of household.


James "Jimmy" Ledford

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 4 Apr
1940 Page 747A; Image 7 of 35; Household #56.
Listed as Jimmy Ledford; age 9; born in WV; 2nd grade education; attending school; lived in
McVeigh, Pike Co, KY on 1 Apr 1935; in household of mother, Goldie Cochran Ledford.


Kenneth Ledford

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 4 Apr
1940 Page 747A; Image 7 of 35; Household #56.
Listed as Kenneth Ledford; age 7; born in WV; no education; attending school; lived in McVeigh,
Pike Co, KY on 1 Apr 1935; in household of mother, Goldie Cochran Ledford.
(Twin)


Eleanor Ledford

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 4 Apr
1940 Page 747A; Image 7 of 35; Household #56.
Listed as Eleanor Ledford; age 7; born in WV; no education; attending school; lived in McVeigh,
Pike Co, KY on 1 Apr 1935; in household of mother, Goldie Cochran Ledford.
(Twin)


Donald Ledford

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 4 Apr
1940 Page 747A; Image 7 of 35; Household #56.
Listed as Donald Ledford; age 5; born in WV; no education; attending school; lived in McVeigh,
Pike Co, KY on 1 Apr 1935; in household of mother, Goldie Cochran Ledford.


Larry Gene Ledford

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 4 Apr
1940 Page 747A; Image 7 of 35; Household #56.
Listed as Larry Gene Ledford; age 1; born in WV; in household of mother, Goldie Cochran Ledford.


William Cochran

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 4 Apr 1940
Page 747A; Image 7 of 35; Household #57.
Listed as William Cochran; age 63; born in VA; married; 8th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; mine foreman; head of household.


Ressie Jane Owens

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 4 Apr 1940
Page 747A; Image 7 of 35; Household #57.
Listed as Ressie Cochran; age 53; born in NC; married; 6th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, William Cochran.
2. WV Deaths, 1804-1999; LDS Web Site.
Ressie Jane Cochran; daughter of Harvey and Nora (Johnson) Owens; died 11 Feb 1964 in
McDowell Co, WV.


Dewey Cochran

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 4 Apr 1940
Page 747A; Image 7 of 35; Household #57.
Listed as Dewey Cochran; age 36; born in WV; single; 2 yrs HS education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; pumper for mining company; in household of father, William Cochran.


Luke Cochran

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 4 Apr 1940
Page 747A; Image 7 of 35; Household #57.
Listed as Luke Cochran; age 24; born in WV; single; 4 yrs HS education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; postmaster in post office; in household of father, William Cochran.


Howard L. Cochran

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 4 Apr
1940; Page 747A; Image 7 of 35; Household #57.
Listed as Howard Cochran; age 19; born in WV; single; 2 yrs HS education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; laborer for C.C.C.; in household of father, William Cochran.
2. WV Deaths, 1804-1999; McDowell Co, WV; Vol #14 (1964); LDS Web Site.
Howard L. Cochran; age 43; born 7 Feb 1921 at Mohegan, WV; single; living at Bartley, WV;
son of William and Bessie (sic, Ressie) (Ownes) Cochran; died 15 Sep 1964 at Welch, WV; buried
18 Sep 1964 in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, WV.


Ethel Cochran

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 4 Apr 1940
Page 747A; Image 7 of 35; Household #57.
Listed as Ethel Cochran; age 17; born in WV; single; 2 yrs HS education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, William Cochran.


Bobby Van Cochran

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 5/6 Apr
1940 Page 747B; Image 8 of 35; Household #57.
Listed as Bobby Van Cochran; age 11; born in WV; 4th grade education; attending school;
lived in same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, William Cochran.


George Bradley

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 365; WV Archives Web Site.
George Bradley; age 19; born in Russell Co, VA; single; miner; living at Excelsor, WV; son of
W.L. and Rebecca; married on 8 Oct 1929 at Welch, WV; Gladys Ward; age 22; born in Martin
Co, KY; single; living at Excelsor, WV; daughter of John and Millie.


Gladys Ward

1. 1920 Census, Martin Co, KY; Eden; taken on 5 Jan 1920; Page 162B; Image 4 of 26; Family #39/39.
Listed as Gladys Ward; age 9; born in KY; in household of father, John D. Ward.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 365; WV Archives Web Site.
George Bradley; age 19; born in Russell Co, VA; single; miner; living at Excelsor, WV; son of
W.L. and Rebecca; married on 8 Oct 1929 at Welch, WV; Gladys Ward; age 22; born in Martin
Co, KY; single; living at Excelsor, WV; daughter of John and Millie.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 5/6 Apr
1940; Page 747B; Image 8 of 35; Household #58.
Listed as Gladys Bradley; age 28; born in KY; married; 6th grade education; lived in McDowell
Co, WV; on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John D. Ward.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 318; WV Archives Web Site.
Leonard Short; age 39; born at Capels, WV; divorced; living at Mohegan, WV; married on 13 Sep 1947
at Capels, WV; Gladys Ward; age 36; born in Inez, KY; divorced; living at Mohegan, WV.


Raymond Barlow

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 5/6 Apr
1940; Page 747B; Image 8 of 35; Household #59.
Listed as Raymond Barlow; age 28; born in KY; married; 8th grade education; lived in Mingo Co,
WV; on 1 Apr 1935; brakeman in coal mine; head of household.


Larna

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 5/6 Apr
1940; Page 747B; Image 8 of 35; Household #59.
Listed as Larna Barlow; age 26; born in KY; married; 4 yrs HS education; lived in Mingo Co,
WV; on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Raymond Barlow.


Nellie Barlow

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 5/6 Apr
1940; Page 747B; Image 8 of 35; Household #59.
Listed as Nellie Barlow; age 6; born in KY; no education; attending school; lived in Mingo Co,
WV; on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Raymond Barlow.


Jackie Barlow

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 5/6 Apr
1940; Page 747B; Image 8 of 35; Household #59.
Listed as Jackie Barlow; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, Raymond Barlow.


John Barlow

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 5/6 Apr
1940; Page 747B; Image 8 of 35; Household #59.
Listed as John Barlow; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Raymond Barlow.


Silas King

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 5/6 Apr
1940; Page 747B; Image 8 of 35; Household #60.
Listed as Silas King; age 27; born in WV; married; 3rd grade education; lived in McDowell Co,
WV; on 1 Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; head of household.


Maggie

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 5/6 Apr
1940; Page 747B; Image 8 of 35; Household #60.
Listed as Maggie King; age 24; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in McDowell Co,
WV; on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Silas King.


Reuben D. Currence Sr

1. Randolph Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 28; WV Archives Web Site.
Reuben D. Currence; age 58; born in Randolph Co, WV; widowed; living at Huttonsville, WV; married
on 5 Sep 1939 in Huttonsville, WV; Golda Virginia Patsel; age 27; born in Kimball, McDowell Co, WV;
widow; living in Huttonsville, WV.


Goldie Virginia Bishop

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Carswell, Houston Coal Co; taken on 26
Jan 1920; Page 163A; Family #370.
Listed as Goldie V. Bishop; age 4 yrs, 6 mons; born in WV; in household of father, George W.
Bishop.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page 136B;
Family #348.
Listed as Goldie Bishop; age 16; born in WV; in household of father, George W. Bishop.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1930); Page 139; WV Archives Web Site.
Clarence Patsel; age 28; born in Roanoke, VA; single; miner; living at Vivian, WV; son of Rufus and
Eula; married on 14 Jun 1930 at Vivian, WV; Goldie Bishop; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of George and Sarah.
4. Randolph Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 28; WV Archives Web Site.
Reuben D. Currence; age 58; born in Randolph Co, WV; widowed; living at Huttonsville, WV; married
on 5 Sep 1939 in Huttonsville, WV; Golda Virginia Patsel; age 27; born in Kimball, McDowell Co, WV;
widow; living in Huttonsville, WV.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by LaDonna Burks; 7 Jul 2014.
" Goldie Virginia Bishop Currence
Birth 29 Apr 1913
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 23 Oct 1962 (aged 49)
Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Rosencrance Family Cemetery
Beverly, Randolph County, West Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"Huttonsville- Mrs. Goldie Bishop Currenece, 49, died at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday in an Elkins Hospital. Born April 29, 1913, she was a daughter of the Late George Washington and Sarah Lester Bishop. Survivors include her husband, Ruben D. Currence; five sons, Ruben Jr. and Jerry H. bothat home. Eddie Davidson Currence of Huttonsville, Beuford Patsel of Nace, Va. , and John R. Currence of Pontiac, Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Veltha Harvard of Nace, VA., and Mrs. Retha Jane Channell of Valley Head and Miss. Addie Currence, at home; five brothers, Fred of Ronceverte, Howard and George of Jr.both of Red Sulphur Springs,and Jimmy and Melvin of Bishop both of Peterstown; four sisters, Mrs . Cynthia Burks of Kimball, Mrs. Earl Cody of Marie, Mrs. Vivian Lester of Ronceverte, and Mrs Freddie Butler of Hinton; and two grandchildren. The Funeral will be conducted in the Mill Creek Methodist Church at 2:00 P.M. today with the Rev. Gilbert Hart and the Rev. Durwood Hart in charge. Burial will be in Rosencrance Cemetery on the Home farm at Becky's Creek. The Body will remain at the Runner Funeral Home in Elkins until one hour prior to the Funeral."


Ebert Jasper Bishop

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 5/6 Apr
1940; Page 747B; Image 8 of 35; Household #62.
Listed as Ebert Bishop; age 17; born in WV; 7th grade education; lived in McDowell Co,
WV; on 1 Apr 1935; laborer for C.C.C.; inhousehold of father, John Bishop.
2. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ebert Jasper Bishop
Race: White
Age: 23
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 17 Jun 1922
Birth Place: Capels, West Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Capels, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 22 Oct 1945
Registration Place: Capels, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: Unemployed
Weight: 185
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Height: 6
Next of Kin: Parris Bishop
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Ebert Jasper Bishop Self (Head)"
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 480; WV Archives Web Site.
Ebert Bishop; age 25; born and living at Capels, WV; single; married on 24 Sep 1947 at Capels,
WV; Lue Alta Branson; age 30; born at Dougspur, VA; single; living at Capels, WV.
4. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ebert Bishop
SSN: 236-26-1296
Last Residence:
24820 Capels, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Born: 17 Jun 1921
Died: Dec 1983
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Valerie Neal; 16 Feb 2016.
"Elbert J Bishop, Sr
Birth 17 Jun 1922
Death 17 Dec 1983 (aged 61)
Burial
New Belcher Mountain Community Cemetery
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA"


Lue Alta Branson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 480; WV Archives Web Site.
Ebert Bishop; age 25; born and living at Capels, WV; single; married on 24 Sep 1947 at Capels,
WV; Lue Alta Branson; age 30; born at Dougspur, VA; single; living at Capels, WV.


Greenville Herbert Smith

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Little Davy Creek Road, taken on
5 Apr 1910, page 211A, Family #7.
Listed as Greenville Smith, age 3, born in WV, in household of father, Robert W. Smith.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 68; WV Archives Web Site.
H.G. Smith; age 28; bornm in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Davy, WV; son of
Ward and Sarah; married on 25 Feb 1935 at Capels, WV; Beulah Pressley; age 21; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Kinzie and Rosa.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 5/6 Apr
1940; Page 747B; Image 8 of 35; Household #63.
Listed as Greenville Smith; age 33; born in WV; married; 1 yr HS education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; trackman in coal mine; head of household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #5293; WV Archives Web Site.
Greenville Herbert Smith; age 34 yrs, 6 mons; born 11 Mar 1907 in Wyoming Co, WV; married;
husband of Beulah Presley; age 24; coal miner; SS#232-14-1776; living at Big Jenny, Davy, WV;
son of Ward and Sarah (Lester) Smith; died 17 Mar 1941 at Big Jenny, Davy, WV; from TB;
buried 19 Mar 1941 at Big Jenny, WV; informant, Beulah Smith, Big Jenny, WV.


Beulah Mae Presley

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 68; WV Archives Web Site.
H.G. Smith; age 28; bornm in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Davy, WV; son of
Ward and Sarah; married on 25 Feb 1935 at Capels, WV; Beulah Pressley; age 21; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Kinzie and Rosa.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 5/6 Apr
1940; Page 747B; Image 8 of 35; Household #63.
Listed as Beulah Smith; age 23; born in WV; married; 7th garde education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Greenville H. Smith.


Lacey Smith

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 5/6 Apr
1940; Page 747B; Image 8 of 35; Household #63.
Listed as Lacey Smith; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, Greenville H. Smith.


Juanita Smith

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 5/6 Apr
1940; Page 747B; Image 8 of 35; Household #63.
Listed as Juanita Smith; age 7 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Greenville H. Smith.