McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Waldo Tracy Graham Sr

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 759A; Image 32 of 35; Household #235.
Listed as Waldo Graham; age 24; born in WV; married; 4 yrs HS education; lived in Oak Hill,
Fayette Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; salesman in retail store; head of household.
2. US Public Records Index; LDS Web Site.
Waldo T. Graham, Sr; born ________; living at 139 Hresan Blvd, Fayetteville, WV 25840 from
1 Nov 1994 to 25 Mar 2008; possible relative, Goldie H. Graham.
3. US Public Records Index, Vol 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Waldo T. Graham; born ________; living at 139 Hresan Blvd, Fayetteville, WV 25840.
4. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Waldo Graham; born 17 Mar 1916; died in Mar 1980; last residence, Fayette Co, WV;
SS#231-05-5893; card issued in VA.


Goldie H.

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; E.D. 24-37; taken on 25/26
Apr 1940; Page 759A; Image 32 of 35; Household #235.
Listed as Goldie Graham; age 18; born in WV; married; 2 yrs HS education; lived in Capels,
McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Waldo T. Graham.
2. US Public Records Index; LDS Web Site.
Waldo T. Graham, Sr; born ________; living at 139 Hresan Blvd, Fayetteville, WV 25840 from
1 Nov 1994 to 25 Mar 2008; possible relative, Goldie H. Graham.
3. US Public Records Index, Vol 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Goldie Graham; born 21 Jan 1923; living at 139 Hresan Blvd, Fayetteville, WV 25840.
4. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Goldie H. Graham; born 21 Jan 1923; died 22 Mar 2011; last residence, Fayette Co, WV;
card issued in WV.


Waldo Tracy Graham Jr

1. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Waldo Tracy Graham, Jr; born 21 Aug 1940; living at PO Box 86; Crab Orchard, WV 25827.


Earnest Darby Sr

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 27 ____1910; Page 199A;
Family #278/290.
Listed as Earl Darby; age 14; born in WV; in household of father, George Darby.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; taken on 12 Jan 1920; Page
216B; Family #113/116.
Listed as Ernest Darby; age 20; born in WV; in household of father, George Darby.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1924); Page 229; WV Archives Web Site.
Earnest Darby; age 24; born in Mingo Co, WV; single; miner; living at Hensley, WV; son of G.E.
and Helen; married on 16 Feb 1924 at Big Sandy, WV; Bessie Collins; age 16; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of R.S. and Aileene.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #7756; WV Archives Web Site.
Earnest Darby; age 28 yrs, 5 mons, 19 days; born 1 Jan 1900 in Mingo Co, WV; married; husband
of Bessie Collins; miner; son of George and Helen (Thomas) Darby; died 19 Jun 1928 at Hensley,
WV; from gunshot wounds thru chest and abdomen, gun fired by party from darkness, dieing
when found; buried 21 Jun 1928 at Hensley, WV; informant, L.F. Smith, Hensley, WV.
5. "The Welch Daily News"; Wednesday Evening, 20 Jun 1928; Page 1.
"Two Brothers Shot to Death at Hensley Tuesday; Posse Searches For Cleave Atwell"
"Caused by Fight Of Children"; "Ernest and Sherman Darby Are Killed; Neighbor Accused"
"A posse of McDowell county authorities are combing the hills in the vicinity of Hensley today in
search of Cleave Atwell, 38, wanted for the slaying of Sherman Darby 24 and Ernest Darby, 26,
brothers, which occured early Tuesday night a short distance from the company store at Hensley.

"The posse, headed by Deputy Sheriffs Harry Franklin and HarryChafin, has been seeking the alleged slayer of the two brothers since 9 o'clock Tuesday night when Atwell fled to the mountains after shooting down the brothers. At noon today no arrests had been made.

"Sherman and Ernest Darby were killed about 8:30 Tuesday night when accompanied by the former's wife. Atwell stepped from between the gondolas and without warning opened fire on Sherman killing him instantly. Apparently thinking that Ernest Darby was Ras Collins, who had seperated him and Sherman from an argument earlier in the day, Atwell shot down Ernest and he died a few minutes after Dr. Newkirk, a company physician, reached the scene. Sherman was shot three times and Ernest twice and they fell only a short distance from each other. Mrs. Sherman Darby and her small child escaped uninjury (sic, ininjuried).

"Family Quarrel"
"The shooting was the outgrowth of a family quarrel between the Atwells and the family of Sherman Darby, which came near reaching a climax late Tuesday afternoon when Sherman and Atwell almost came to blows. All the trouble is said to have orginated between the children of the two families, while Ernest Darby is believed to have been a victim of mistaken identity when shot down by Atwell Tuesday night.

"Information recieved from Hensley this morning was to the effect taht Sherman Darby and Atwell had not been on intimate terms for about a month, when the children of the latter and the smaller ones of the former had some trouble Again Tuesday the children had a falling out and when the two men returned from workin the afternoon Atwell is said to have used a considerable amount of profane language in front of Mrs. Sherman Darby. The two families live just a few stes from each otherup the hollow from the company store and it is said that when Atwell started his abusive language toward Mrs. Darby, Sherman resented.

"At this instant Atwell is said to have gone to his home and received a pistol and coming back to the front of his home continued to curse the entire Darby family. Ras Collins, father-in-law of Sherman Darby, who lived just a short distance probably saved the men from having a fight at this time by leading Sherman into the Darby home.

"This ended the trouble and a short time later Mrs. Sherman Darby went to the company store. Sherman later visited the store for the alleged purpose of seeing one of the mine officials and getting today off so that he could come to Welch and have a peace warrant sworn out for Atwell.

"After completing his business Sherman with his wife and small child and brother started homeward. They were walking together and had just crossed the road and started up the hollow when Atwell stepped from betwen the coal cars parked on a siding. Some presume that Ernest started to step between Atwell to keep him from shooting Sherman, but the latter was shot down first. Atwell then turned the gun on Ernest and after mortally wounding him fled to the mountains. Neither of the young men were armed with guns.

"Ernest and Atwell had never had any trouble between them and they were always on good terms. No reason is assigned for the killing of Ernest, unless it was mistaken identity, thinking Ernest was Ras Collins.

"The two borthers married sisters, who were daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Ras Collins, of Hensley. Sherman is survived by his wife and three children and Ernest by his wife and two children. Their mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. George Darby live at Hampton Roads, just a short distance from Hensley.

"Funeral services will probably be held Thursday afternoon at the Holiness church, with internment in the Hensley Cemetery.

"The bodied of the victims were taken to the morgue of Hunter Bros, undertakers at Davy, to be prepared for burial.

"The three men had worked in the mine there for several years and none had ever been in any sort of trouble before the mine superintendent said. The mine will be shut down tomorrow for the funeral, it was announced. The Darby brothers grew up in the Hensley community."
6. "The Welch Daily News"; Thursday Evening, 21 Jun 1928; Page 1.
"Cleveland Atwell Is To Be Given Preliminary Hering Today For Killing Two Men"
"Surrendered at War Yesterday; Gives His Story"
"Was Afraid to Surrender at Hensley, Says He Was Attacked"
"Cleveland Atwell was brought to Squire Huffor's office at 2:30 o'clock by Deputy Sheriff, Mannie Shore. He was taken directly to Judge Herndon of the circuit court who was to fix the bond to be asked. Formal hearing had not been conducted but Squire Hufford believed that $10,000 bond would be asked.

"Cleveland Atwell, wanted by county authorities on a charge of killing the two Darby brothers at Hensley Tuesday night, surrendered Wednesday at War and was to be brought to Welch this afternoon for preliminary hearing before Squire A.C. Hufford.

"Atwell explained that he wished to give up to authorities outside the Hensley community for fear the feeling against him would be strong. After the shooting, which resulted in the death of Sherman and Ernest Darby, Atwell walked to Iaeger and took a taxi to War, where he gave himself up yesterday morning.

"Atwell said that he had had another quarrel with the Darby brothers before that which brought on the shooting, and had gone to Squire Hufford for a peace warrant against them. He said that serious trouble had been developing for several days.

"Atwell' Version"

"On the night of the shooting, Atwell said, he drove his car to his garage, some distance from his home, and as he started to shut the door somebody stepped out from behind it and struck at his head with a piece of iron. Atwell thre up his arm and warded off the blow but received a wound which had to be dressed later. He said that the man struck him and grabbed him by the collar and with one arm around him continued his efforts to strike him with the iron. He said he shot the man as he still clung to him.

"Then he heard a noise behind him and another man drew his arm back to hit him, but he shot him before he could strike.

""I had very few friends at Hensley", he said "I was excited and was afraid of a mob, as the Darby boys were so much better known tan I. I hadn't lived there very long. So I went to War to give up"

"An officer at War in talking to Atwell, without recognizing him, told him about the officers looking for the man accused of murdering the Darby brothers. Knowing that Atwell was from Hensley the officer asked Atwell to give a complete description of the accused man.

""Well, look me over," he told the Officer...."
7. "The Welch Daily News"; Friday Evening, 22 Jun 1928; Page 1.
Atwell was released on a $10,000 bond, accompanied by his brother John H. Atwell of War, WV and J. N. Harman, Jr, Atwell's attorney.
8. "The Welch Daily News"; Thursday Evening, 12 Jul 1928; Page 1.
"...Cleveland Atwell Will Be Tried July 25 for Killing Darby Brothers..."


Bessie Mae Collins

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 15 Apr 1910; Page 187B;
Family #11/13.
Listed as Bessie Collins; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, Erastus S. Collins.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; taken on 22 Jan 1920; Page 142A;
Family #129/135.
Listed as Bessie Collins; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, Erastus S. Collins.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1924); Page 229; WV Archives Web Site.
Earnest Darby; age 24; born in Mingo Co, WV; single; miner; living at Hensley, WV; son of G.E.
and Helen; married on 16 Feb 1924 at Big Sandy, WV; Bessie Collins; age 16; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of R.S. and Aileene.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hensley; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page
59A; Image 48 of 57; Family #416/434.
Listed as Bessie McCoy; age 22; born in WV; married at 16; in household of husband, Benjamin
McCoy.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1951); Page 134; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles H. Kitchen; age 41; born in Princess, KY; divorced; living at Welch, WV; married on 13 Apr
1951 in Iaeger, WV; Bessie Mae Kitchen; age 43; born in Wilcoe, WV; divorced; living at Welch, WV.


Pauline Darby

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hensley; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page
59A; Image 48 of 57; Family #416/434.
Listed as Pauline Darby; age 5; born in WV; in household of step-father, Benjamin McCoy.


Helen D. Darby

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hensley; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page
59A; Image 48 of 57; Family #416/434.
Listed as Helen D. Darby; age 3 yrs, 1 mon; born in WV; in household of step-father, Benjamin
McCoy.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; E.D. 24-37; taken on 27
Apr 1940; Page 760A; Image 34 of 35; Household #240.
Listed as Helen Darby; age 12; born in WV; 5th grade education; lived in same place on 1 Apr
1935; in household of grandfather, Erastus S. Collins.


Sherman Darby

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 27 ____1910; Page 199A;
Family #278/290.
Listed as Sherman Darby; age 8; born in KY; in household of father, George Darby.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; taken on 12 Jan 1920; Page
216B; Family #113/116.
Listed as Sherman Darby; age 18; born in KY; in household of father, George Darby.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1922); Page 348; WV Archives Web Site.
Sherman Darby; age 21; born in Boyd Co, KY; single; miner; living at Marytown, WV; son of
George and Helen; married on 27 Dec 1922 at Welch, WV; Margaret Collins; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of R.S. and Aileen.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #7757; WV Archives Web Site.
Sherman Darby; age 26 yrs, 3 mons, 20 days; born 1 Jan 27 Feb 1902in Mingo Co, WV; married;
husband of Margaret Collins; miner; son of George and Helen (Thomas) Darby; died 19 Jun 1928
at Hensley, WV; from gunshot wounds thru chest and abdomen, gun fired by party from
darkness, died instantly; buried 21 Jun 1928 at Big Sandy, WV; informant, L.F. Smith, Hensley,
WV.
5. "The Welch Daily News"; Wednesday Evening, 20 Jun 1928; Page 1.
"Two Brothers Shot to Death at Hensley Tuesday; Posse Searches For Cleave Atwell"
"Caused by Fight Of Children"; "Ernest and Sherman Darby Are Killed; Neighbor Accused"
"A posse of McDowell county authorities are combing the hills in the vicinity of Hensley today in
search of Cleave Atwell, 38, wanted for the slaying of Sherman Darby 24 and Ernest Darby, 26,
brothers, which occured early Tuesday night a short distance from the company store at Hensley.

"The posse, headed by Deputy Sheriffs Harry Franklin and HarryChafin, has been seeking the alleged slayer of the two brothers since 9 o'clock Tuesday night when Atwell fled to the mountains after shooting down the brothers. At noon today no arrests had been made.

"Sherman and Ernest Darby were killed about 8:30 Tuesday night when accompanied by the former's wife. Atwell stepped from between the gondolas and without warning opened fire on Sherman killing him instantly. Apparently thinking that Ernest Darby was Ras Collins, who had seperated him and Sherman from an argument earlier in the day, Atwell shot down Ernest and he died a few minutes after Dr. Newkirk, a company physician, reached the scene. Sherman was shot three times and Ernest twice and they fell only a short distance from each other. Mrs. Sherman Darby and her small child escaped uninjury (sic, ininjuried).

"Family Quarrel"
"The shooting was the outgrowth of a family quarrel between the Atwells and the family of Sherman Darby, which came near reaching a climax late Tuesday afternoon when Sherman and Atwell almost came to blows. All the trouble is said to have orginated between the children of the two families, while Ernest Darby is believed to have been a victim of mistaken identity when shot down by Atwell Tuesday night.

"Information recieved from Hensley this morning was to the effect taht Sherman Darby and Atwell had not been on intimate terms for about a month, when the children of the latter and the smaller ones of the former had some trouble Again Tuesday the children had a falling out and when the two men returned from workin the afternoon Atwell is said to have used a considerable amount of profane language in front of Mrs. Sherman Darby. The two families live just a few stes from each otherup the hollow from the company store and it is said that when Atwell started his abusive language toward Mrs. Darby, Sherman resented.

"At this instant Atwell is said to have gone to his home and received a pistol and coming back to the front of his home continued to curse the entire Darby family. Ras Collins, father-in-law of Sherman Darby, who lived just a short distance probably saved the men from having a fight at this time by leading Sherman into the Darby home.

"This ended the trouble and a short time later Mrs. Sherman Darby went to the company store. Sherman later visited the store for the alleged purpose of seeing one of the mine officials and getting today off so that he could come to Welch and have a peace warrant sworn out for Atwell.

"After completing his business Sherman with his wife and small child and brother started homeward. They were walking together and had just crossed the road and started up the hollow when Atwell stepped from betwen the coal cars parked on a siding. Some presume that Ernest started to step between Atwell to keep him from shooting Sherman, but the latter was shot down first. Atwell then turned the gun on Ernest and after mortally wounding him fled to the mountains. Neither of the young men were armed with guns.

"Ernest and Atwell had never had any trouble between them and they were always on good terms. No reason is assigned for the killing of Ernest, unless it was mistaken identity, thinking Ernest was Ras Collins.

"The two borthers married sisters, who were daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Ras Collins, of Hensley. Sherman is survived by his wife and three children and Ernest by his wife and two children. Their mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. George Darby live at Hampton Roads, just a short distance from Hensley.

"Funeral services will probably be held Thursday afternoon at the Holiness church, with internment in the Hensley Cemetery.

"The bodied of the victims were taken to the morgue of Hunter Bros, undertakers at Davy, to be prepared for burial.

"The three men had worked in the mine there for several years and none had ever been in any sort of trouble before the mine superintendent said. The mine will be shut down tomorrow for the funeral, it was announced. The Darby brothers grew up in the Hensley community."
6. "The Welch Daily News"; Thursday Evening, 21 Jun 1928; Page 1.
"Cleveland Atwell Is To Be Given Preliminary Hering Today For Killing Two Men"
"Surrendered at War Yesterday; Gives His Story"
"Was Afraid to Surrender at Hensley, Says He Was Attacked"
"Cleveland Atwell was brought to Squire Huffor's office at 2:30 o'clock by Deputy Sheriff, Mannie Shore. He was taken directly to Judge Herndon of the circuit court who was to fix the bond to be asked. Formal hearing had not been conducted but Squire Hufford believed that $10,000 bond would be asked.

"Cleveland Atwell, wanted by county authorities on a charge of killing the two Darby brothers at Hensley Tuesday night, surrendered Wednesday at War and was to be brought to Welch this afternoon for preliminary hearing before Squire A.C. Hufford.

"Atwell explained that he wished to give up to authorities outside the Hensley community for fear the feeling against him would be strong. After the shooting, which resulted in the death of Sherman and Ernest Darby, Atwell walked to Iaeger and took a taxi to War, where he gave himself up yesterday morning.

"Atwell said that he had had another quarrel with the Darby brothers before that which brought on the shooting, and had gone to Squire Hufford for a peace warrant against them. He said that serious trouble had been developing for several days.

"Atwell' Version"

"On the night of the shooting, Atwell said, he drove his car to his garage, some distance from his home, and as he started to shut the door somebody stepped out from behind it and struck at his head with a piece of iron. Atwell thre up his arm and warded off the blow but received a wound which had to be dressed later. He said that the man struck him and grabbed him by the collar and with one arm around him continued his efforts to strike him with the iron. He said he shot the man as he still clung to him.

"Then he heard a noise behind him and another man drew his arm back to hit him, but he shot him before he could strike.

""I had very few friends at Hensley", he said "I was excited and was afraid of a mob, as the Darby boys were so much better known tan I. I hadn't lived there very long. So I went to War to give up"

"An officer at War in talking to Atwell, without recognizing him, told him about the officers looking for the man accused of murdering the Darby brothers. Knowing that Atwell was from Hensley the officer asked Atwell to give a complete description of the accused man.

""Well, look me over," he told the Officer...."
8. "The Welch Daily News"; Thursday Evening, 12 Jul 1928; Page 1.
"...Cleveland Atwell Will Be Tried July 25 for Killing Darby Brothers..."


Margaret Collins

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 15 Apr 1910; Page 187B;
Family #11/13.
Listed as Margarita Collins; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Erastus S. Collins.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; taken on 22 Jan 1920; Page 142A;
Family #129/135.
Listed as Margarette Collins; age 14; born in WV; in household of father, Erastus S. Collins.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1922); Page 348; WV Archives Web Site.
Sherman Darby; age 21; born in Boyd Co, KY; single; miner; living at Marytown, WV; son of
George and Helen; married on 27 Dec 1922 at Welch, WV; Margaret Collins; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of R.S. and Aileen.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hensley; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page
59A; Image 48 of 57; Family #416/434.
Listed as Margaret Darby; age 24; born in WV; widow; in household of brother-in-law, Benjamin
McCoy.


Bettie L. Darby

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hensley; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page
59A; Image 48 of 57; Family #416/434.
Listed as Bettie L. Darby; age 4 yrs, 4 mons; born in WV; in household of step-uncle, Benjamin
McCoy, with mother, Margaret Collins Darby.


Mildred C. Darby

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hensley; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page
59A; Image 48 of 57; Family #416/434.
Listed as Mildred L. Darby; age 2 yrs, 11 mons; born in WV; in household of step-uncle, Benjamin
McCoy, with mother, Margaret Collins Darby.


Theodore Lee Bearre Sr

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; taken on 14 Jan 1920; Page
246A; Image 37 of 37; Family #365/369.
Listed as Theodore L. Barre; age 17; born in KY; in household of father, Mike Barre.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 229; WV Archives Web Site, via LDS
Web Site.
Ted Bear; age 24; born in Carter Co, KY; single; chaufeur; living at Twin Branch, WV; son of
Mike and Maggie Bear; married on 31 Aug 1926 at Sun Hill, WV; Evelyn Pruner; age 21; born in
Smyth Co, VA; single; daughter of Arthur and Grace.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; E.D. 24-37; taken on 27
Apr 1940; Page 760A; Image 34 of 35; Household #241.
Listed as Theodore Bearre; age 37; born in KY; married; 8th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; motorman in coal mine; head of household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'72 010950; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Theodore Lee Aearre, Sr.; age 69; born 4 Jul 1902 in KY; married; husband of Evelyn Pruner
Bearre; retired coal miner; living at Davy; son of Mike and Margaret (McBrayer) Bearre; died 6
Jun 1972 in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV; from cardiopulmonary insufficiency due to chronic
pulmonary obstructive disease; buried 8 Jun 1972 in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV.
5. FindAGrave.com; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by B. Walls;
19 Dec 2013.
Theodore Lee Bearre; born 4 Jul 1902; died 6 Jun 1972; buried here; double headstone with wife,
Evelyn Pruner Bearre, photo shown.
6. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Charles William Hall"; Article; Page 162; submitted by Mickey Hall,
Welch, WV 24801.


Evelyn Pruner

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 229; WV Archives Web Site, via LDS
Web Site.
Ted Bear; age 24; born in Carter Co, KY; single; chaufeur; living at Twin Branch, WV; son of
Mike and Maggie Bear; married on 31 Aug 1926 at Sun Hill, WV; Evelyn Pruner; age 21; born in
Smyth Co, VA; single; daughter of Arthur and Grace.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; E.D. 24-37; taken on 27
Apr 1940; Page 760A; Image 34 of 35; Household #241.
Listed as Evelyn Bearre; age 32; born in VA; married; 8th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Thoedore Barre.
3. FindAGrave.com; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by B. Walls;
19 Dec 2013.
Evelyn Bearre; born 20 Jul 1907; died 25 May 1984; buried here; double headstone with husband,
Theodore Lee Bearre, photo shown.
4. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Charles William Hall"; Article; Page 162; submitted by Mickey Hall,
Welch, WV 24801.


Faye Barre

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; E.D. 24-37; taken on 27
Apr 1940; Page 760A; Image 34 of 35; Household #241.
Listed as Faye Bearre; age 9; born in WV; 3rd grade education; attending school; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Thoedore Barre.


Mona Barre

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; E.D. 24-37; taken on 27
Apr 1940; Page 760A; Image 34 of 35; Household #241.
Listed as Mona Bearre; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, Thoedore Barre.


Fred Harold Sexton

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 182; WV Archives Web Site.
Fred Sexton; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; electrician; living at Davy, WV; son of
J.R. and Lou R.; married on 3 Jan 1925 at Iaeger, WV; Gertrude Johnson; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Mrs. S.L. Johnson, guardian.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 230B;
Image 75 of 75; Family #72/74.
Listed as Fred Sexton; age 24; born in WV; married at 19; brakeman in coal mine; in household of
father, James R. Sexton.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #7003; WV Archives Web Site.
Fred H. Sexton; age 28 yrs, 8 mons, 7 days; born 22 Sep 1906 at Twin Branch, WV; married;
husband of Gertrude Johnson; motorman for Kingston Pocahontas Coal Co; living at Davy, WV;
son of J.R. and Lulaola Sexton, both born in Rush, KY; died 29 May 1935 at Hemphill, WV; from
crushing of left chest between deck of motor and roof of mine; buried 31 May 1935 at Roderfield,
WV; informant, Frank Sexton, Davy, WV.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 22 Dec 2013.
Fred H. Sexton; born 22 Sep 1905 (sib, 1906); died 29 May 1935; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN".


Gertrude Johnson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 182; WV Archives Web Site.
Fred Sexton; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; electrician; living at Davy, WV; son of
J.R. and Lou R.; married on 3 Jan 1925 at Iaeger, WV; Gertrude Johnson; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Mrs. S.L. Johnson, guardian.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 230B;
Image 75 of 75; Family #72/74.
Listed as Gretrude Sexton; age 22; born in WV; married at 17; in household of father-in-law,
James R. Sexton, with husband.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; E.D. 24-37; taken on 27
Apr 1940; Page 760A; Image 34 of 35; Household #242.
Listed as Gertrude Sexton; age 31; born in WV; married; 7th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father-in-law, James R. Sexton.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 12; WV Archives Web Site.
Raymond Rochell Nix; age 33; born in AL; single; living at Davy, WV; married on 23 Jun 1945 at
Welch, WV; Gertrude Sexton; age 36; born and living at Davy, WV; widow.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 2 Aug 2014.
Gertrude L. Nix; born 20 Jan 1908; died 7 Jan 1983; buried here; double headstone photo shown with
son, Fred L. Sexton. He has no death date and may not be buried here.


Rudolph Sexton

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 230B;
Image 75 of 75; Family #72/74.
Listed as Rudolph Sexton; age 3 yrs, 10 mons; born in WV; in household of grandfather, James R.
Sexton, with parents.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; E.D. 24-37; taken on 27
Apr 1940; Page 760A; Image 34 of 35; Household #242.
Listed as Rudolph Sexton; age 14; born in WV; 7th grade education; attending school; lived in
same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of grandfather, James R. Sexton, with mother.


Stanley Howard Sexton

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 230B;
Image 75 of 75; Family #72/74.
Listed as Stanley Sexton; age 1 yr, 6 mons; born in WV; in household of grandfather, James R.
Sexton, with parents.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; E.D. 24-37; taken on 27
Apr 1940; Page 760A; Image 34 of 35; Household #242.
Listed as Howard Sexton; age 11; born in WV; 3rd grade education; attending school; lived in
same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of grandfather, James R. Sexton, with mother.


Fred L. "Freddie" Sexton

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; E.D. 24-37; taken on 27
Apr 1940; Page 760A; Image 34 of 35; Household #242.
Listed as Freddie Sexton; age 5; born in WV; no education; naot attending school; lived in
same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of grandfather, James R. Sexton, with mother.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 2 Aug 2014.
Fred L.; born 9 Jun 1935; no death date; double headstone photo shown with mother, Gertrude johnson,
Sexton Nix. He has no death date and may not be buried here.


James Franklin Sexton

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1927); Page 46; WV Archives Web Site.
Frank Sexton; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; truck driver; living at Davy, WV; son of
Mr. & Mrs. J.R. Sexton; married on 29 oct 1927 at Twin Branch, WV; Josephine Bryant; age 18;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; living at Twin Branch, WV; daughter of Mr. & Mrs. W.M. Bryant.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 230B;
Image 75 of 75; Family #72/74.
Listed as James F. Sexton; age 21; born in WV; married at 19;?? motorman in coal mine;
in household of father, James R. Sexton.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'70 019844; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
James Franklin Sexton; age 62; born 22 May 1908 in WV; married; husband of Edith Bowles;
driver-salesman for distributing co; SS #233-16-1746; living at Welch, WV; son of James Riley
and Louaria (______) Sexton; died 28 Dec 1970 in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV from a rupture of
left ventricle; buried 31 Dec 1970 in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Virginia Gal; 19 Jun 2007; double headstone photo added by B. Walls.
James Sexton; born 15 Dec 1938; died 1 Mar 1939; buried here; no grave marker photo shown.
James Franklin Sexton; born 22 May 1908; died 28 Dec 1970; buried here; double headstone photo
shown with wife, Ethel Mae Bowels Sexton.


Josephine Bryant

1. 1920 Census McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Sandy; taken on 9/10 Jan 1920; Page
214B; Image 3 of 17; Family #73/76.
Listed as Josephine Bryant; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, William M. Bryant.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1927); Page 46; WV Archives Web Site.
Frank Sexton; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; truck driver; living at Davy, WV; son of
Mr. & Mrs. J.R. Sexton; married on 29 oct 1927 at Twin Branch, WV; Josephine Bryant; age 18;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; living at Twin Branch, WV; daughter of Mr. & Mrs. W.M. Bryant.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 230B;
Image 75 of 75; Family #72/74.
Listed as Josephine Sexton; age 20; born in WV; married at 18; in household of father-in-law,
James R. Sexton, with husband.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Raysal; E.D. 24-60; taken on 29 Apr 1940;
Page 1220A; Image 77 of 132; Household #510.
Listed as Josephine Sexton; age 30; born in WV; divorced; 2 yrs HS education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; postmaster for US mail; in household of father, William M. Bryant, with two children.


Bulah Sexton

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 230B;
Image 75 of 75; Family #72/74.
Listed as Bula Sexton; age 1 yr, 8 mons; born in WV; in household of grandfather, James R. Sexton,
with parents.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Raysal; E.D. 24-60; taken on 29 Apr 1940;
Page 1220A; Image 77 of 132; Household #510.
Listed as Bulah Sexton; age 11; born in WV; 6th grade education; attending school; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of grandfather, William M. Bryant, with mother.


Garnett Sexton

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Raysal; E.D. 24-60; taken on 29 Apr 1940;
Page 1220A; Image 77 of 132; Household #510.
Listed as Garnett Sexton; age 9; born in WV; 3rd grade education; attending school; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of grandfather, William M. Bryant, with mother.


Raymond Rochell Nix

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 12; WV Archives Web Site.
Raymond Rochell Nix; age 33; born in AL; single; living at Davy, WV; married on 23 Jun 1945 at
Welch, WV; Gertrude Sexton; age 36; born and living at Davy, WV; widow.


Gertrude Johnson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 182; WV Archives Web Site.
Fred Sexton; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; electrician; living at Davy, WV; son of
J.R. and Lou R.; married on 3 Jan 1925 at Iaeger, WV; Gertrude Johnson; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Mrs. S.L. Johnson, guardian.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 230B;
Image 75 of 75; Family #72/74.
Listed as Gretrude Sexton; age 22; born in WV; married at 17; in household of father-in-law,
James R. Sexton, with husband.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; E.D. 24-37; taken on 27
Apr 1940; Page 760A; Image 34 of 35; Household #242.
Listed as Gertrude Sexton; age 31; born in WV; married; 7th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father-in-law, James R. Sexton.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 12; WV Archives Web Site.
Raymond Rochell Nix; age 33; born in AL; single; living at Davy, WV; married on 23 Jun 1945 at
Welch, WV; Gertrude Sexton; age 36; born and living at Davy, WV; widow.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 2 Aug 2014.
Gertrude L. Nix; born 20 Jan 1908; died 7 Jan 1983; buried here; double headstone photo shown with
son, Fred L. Sexton. He has no death date and may not be buried here.


Robert J. Parks

1. 1920 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; New Castle Township; taken on 9/10 Jan 1920; Page 157A; Image
11 of 29; Family #103/104.
Listed as Robert Parks; age 34; born in NC; widowed; mulatto; farmer; head of household.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Mountain Valley Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Wilkesboro, Wilkes
Co, NC; submitted by Carol J. Kennedy; 4 Jan 2009.
Robert J. Parks; born 29 Oct 1885; died 22 Dec 1975; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Mamie Morrison

1. Wilkes Co, NC; Death Certificate #303; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Mamie Parks; age abt 26; born in Wilkes Co, NC; married; colored; daughter of _______
and ________Morrison; died 28 Dec 1919 at Ronda, NC; from pneumonia following child
birth; buried 30 Dec 1919 in Mt. Valley Cemetery; informant, Robert Parks, Ronda, NC.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Mountain Valley Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Wilkesboro, Wilkes
Co, NC; submitted by C. Fairchild; 10 Jul 2011.
Mamie Morrison Parks; born in 1893; died 28 Dec 1919; buried here; headstone photo shown.


James Parks

1. 1920 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; New Castle Township; taken on 9/10 Jan 1920; Page 157A; Image
11 of 29; Family #103/104.
Listed as James Parks; age 9; born in NC; mulatto; in household of father, Robert Parks.


Barstow Parks

1. 1920 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; New Castle Township; taken on 9/10 Jan 1920; Page 157A; Image
11 of 29; Family #103/104.
Listed as Barstow Parks; age 8; born in NC; mulatto; in household of father, Robert Parks.


Ethel M. Parks

1. 1920 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; New Castle Township; taken on 9/10 Jan 1920; Page 157A; Image
11 of 29; Family #103/104.
Listed as Ethel M. Parks; age 6; born in NC; mulatto; in household of father, Robert Parks.


Delmer Parks

1. 1920 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; New Castle Township; taken on 9/10 Jan 1920; Page 157A; Image
11 of 29; Family #103/104.
Listed as Dalmar Parks; age 4 yrs, 6 mons; born in NC; mulatto; in household of father, Robert Parks.


Vanders Parks

1. 1920 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; New Castle Township; taken on 9/10 Jan 1920; Page 157A; Image
11 of 29; Family #103/104.
Listed as Vanders Parks; age 1 yr, 8 mons; born in NC; mulatto; in household of father, Robert Parks.


Lois Parks

1. 1920 Census, Wilkes Co, NC; New Castle Township; taken on 9/10 Jan 1920; Page 157A; Image
11 of 29; Family #103/104.
Listed as Lauris Parks; age less than 1 mon; born in NC; mulatto; in household of father, Robert Parks.
2. Wilkes Co, NC; Death Certificate #1739; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Lois Parks; age 16 days; born 21 Dec 1919; black; daughter of Robert and Mamie (Morrison) Parks; died
6 Jan 1920 in New Castle Township; deformed; buried 8 Jan 1920 in Mt. Valley Cemetery; informant,
Robert Parks, Rhonda, NC.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Mountain Valley Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Wilkesboro, Wilkes
Co, NC; submitted by C. Fairchild; 20 Sep 2011.
Lois Parks; born 21 Dec 1919; died 6 Jan 1920; buried here; no grave marker photo shown.


Roland T. Farley

1. 1920 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Williamson; City Hall Precinct; taken on 10 Jan 1920; Page 222B;
Image 36 of 58; Family #339/370.
Listed as R.T. Farley; age 36; born in KY; married; clerk for railroad company; head of household.
2. 1930 Census, Pike Co, KY; District #6; taken on 5 May 1930; Page 207B; Image 69 of 97;
Family #667.
Listed as Roland T. Farley; age 46; born in KY; married at 25; clerk from railroad supplier; head of
household.


Nancy Jane Lowe

1. 1920 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Williamson; City Hall Precinct; taken on 10 Jan 1920; Page 222B;
Image 36 of 58; Family #339/370.
Listed as Mary Jane (sic, Nancy Jane) Farley; age 36; born in KY; married; in household of
husband, Rolant T. Farley.
2. 1930 Census, Pike Co, KY; District #6; taken on 5 May 1930; Page 207B; Image 69 of 97;
Family #667.
Listed as Nancy Farley; age 46; born in KY; married at 25; in household of husband, Roland T.
Farley.


Luther Farley

1. 1920 Census, Mingo Co, WV; Williamson; City Hall Precinct; taken on 10 Jan 1920; Page 222B;
Image 36 of 58; Family #339/370.
Listed as Luther Farley; age 9; born in KY; in household of father, Rolant T. Farley.