McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Barbara Ann Branham

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Barbara Ann Branham McCraw, 62 , of Fond du Lac, WI, formerly of Panther, WV, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at her residence.

"Barbara was born October 19, 1952, a daughter of the late Troy and Rebecca McCoy Branham. Barbara enjoyed spending her time playing games on the internet and loved gathering times with her children and grandchildren. She always had a smile on her face and a sense of resiliency and a great sense of humor.

"In addition to her parents, she was precedes in death by one sister, Nadine Stripe and two brothers, Harold Bride Branham and Elzie Branham.

" Survivors include her two sons, Richard McCraw of Oshkosh, WI and Joseph McCraw of Fond du Lac, WI; two daughters, Christie Hansen of Fond du Lac, WI and Chasity "Chaz" McCraw of Panther, WV; one sister, Josephine Robinett and Husband Hassil of Tazewell, VA; seven grandchildren, Rebecca Koenigs, Casey Hansen, Timothy McCraw, Robby Pauliot, Brooklyn McCraw, Vanessa McCraw and Diana McCraw; sister-in-law, Phyllis Branham of Panther; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

" Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at 1 P.M. with Elder Kermit Lester, Elder Austine Salmons and Elder Arthur Short officiating at the Panther Creek Old Regular Baptist Church in Panther,WV. Burial will follow in the Branham Cemetery in Lower Long Pole near Panther, WV...."


Melinda Stephenie Chaffin

1. US Public Records Index, Vol 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Melinda S. Chaffins; living at Calrton Hts, Iaeger, WV 24844.


Vivian Jeanne Chaffin

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1964); Page 81; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert Mitchem; age 21; born 14 Mar 1943 at Avondale, WV; single; living at 4651 N. Magnolia,
Chicago, IL; son of John and Stella (Rose) Mitchem; married on 5 Jun 1964 at Iaeger, WV;
Vivian Jeanne Chaffins; age 17; born 4 Oct 1946 at Wilmore, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV;
daughter of Clyde Fred and Vivian (Cassady) Chaffins; with consent of Clyde and Vivian Chaffins,
parents of Vivian Jeanne Chaffins.


Mary Pauline York

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Jolo; E.D. 24-60; taken on 15 May 1940;
Page 1249?; Image 123 of 132; Household #954.
Listed as Mary York; age 6; born in WV; no education; not attending school; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of grandfather, David Vance, with mother.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Reverend Mary Pauline Dawson (Big Mom), 80, of Bradshaw, WV, passed away Monday, December 8, 2014, at her residence.

"Mary was born April 9, 1934, in Paynesville, WV, a daughter of the late Tom and Oma Vance York. She was a homemaker and a minister in the Church of God for over 40 years.

"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James Henry Dawson; a son Ricky Lane Dawson; four sisters, Martha York, Dorothy White, Lindsey White, and Melvina White, and two brothers Leck White, and Fred White, Sr.

"Survivors include two sons, Jerry Henry Dawson and wife Connie of Atwell, WV, and Freddie "Frog" Dawson and wife Vicki of Avondale, WV; one daughter, Brenda Wolford, of Estep Ridge near Paynesville, WV; two adopted daughters, Jennifer "Jenny" Meeks and husband D.J. of Greenbank, WV, and April Ranee Dawson of Welch, WV; special care givers, Tammy Dawson, Heather Dawson, Lisa Remines, and Judy Wolford; 21 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

"Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 12, 2014, at 12 noon with Reverend Charles Rose and Reverend John Wheeler,officiating at the Family Worship Center in Jolo, WV. Burial will follow in the Dawson Cemetery on Shortridge Mountain near Garland, WV...."


Ballard Franklin Belcher

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Belcher Mtn Road; taken on 23 Apr 1930;
Page 117; Image 57 of 62; Family #548/568.
Listed as Ballard Belcher; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Tobias S. Belcher.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District, Rural; E.D. 24-41; taken on 12 Apr 1940;
Page 815A; Image 33 of 36; Household #280.
Listed as Ballard Belcher; age 16; born in WV; 7th grade education; lived in same house on 1 Apr
1935; helper on farm; in household of father, Tobias S. Belcher.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 383; WV Archives Web Site.
Ballard F. Belcher; age 23; born and living at Maitland, WV; single; married on 6 Apr 1947 at Welch,
WV; Sona E. Gillespie; age 20; born and living at Superior, WV; single; with consent of Mrs. Ellis
Gillespie, mother of Sona E. Gillespie.
4. Giles Co, VA; Marriage License #82-019965; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ballard Franklin Belcher; age 58; born 13 May 1923 in WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; first
marriage ended in May 1975; 6th grade education; living at Box 15, Superior, WV; son of Toby and
Lottie (Scarberry) Belcher; married on 7 May 1982 in Rick Creek, Giles Co, VA; Shirley Ann Pendry;
maiden name, Jones; age 44; born 22 Sep 1937 in WV; widow; this is her 2ns marriage; first
marriage ended in Sep 1976; 12th grade education; living at Box 253, Wilcoe, WV; daughter of
James Gilbert and Mattie Lee (Armstrong) Jones.
5. US Public Records; LDS Web Site.
Ballard F. Belcher; born 13 May 1923; living at PO Box 253, Wilcoe, WV 24895 on 1 Jun 1996.
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by In Remembrance; 4 Mar 2019.
" Ballard Franklin Belcher
Birth 13 May 1923
Death 2 Feb 1987 (aged 63)
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Elkhorn Church Cemetery
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"Ballard Franklin Belcher, 63, of Wilcoe, was dead on arrival Monday at a Welch hospital.

"He had lived in Wilcoe for nine years and was formerly of Belcher Mountain. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of UMWA Local Union No 6029 and the Elkhorn Regular Baptist Church, Belcher Mountain. Born in Welch, he was a son of the late Tobias and Lottie Scarberry Belcher. He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

"Survivors: wife, Mrs Shirley Jones Pendry Belcher; daughter mrs. Everett (Jackie( Marrs of Wills Point, Texas; stepdaughters, Mrs. Kenny (Shelia) Hunley of Wilcoe, Mrs. Robert (Kim) Dameron of Jenkinjones,; stepsons, Doug Pendry of Wilcoe, Mike Pendry of the home; brothers Willie Belcher of Superior, Aaron Belcher and Tobias Belcher, Jr. of Salkum, Wash.; sister, Rachel McCoy of Onalaska, Wash.; four grandchildren.

"Funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Elkhorn Regular Baptist Church, Belcher Mountain, with the Rev. H.A. Lane and the Rev. Cecil Belcher officating and burial at the Elkhorn Church Cemetery."

Additional Information Posted:


Sona Ellen Gillespie

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Superior; E.D. 24-41; taken on 4 Apr 1940;
Page 804B; Image 12 of 36; Household #105.
Listed as Sona Gillespie; age 13; born in WV; 6th grade education; attending school; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Ellis Gillespie.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 383; WV Archives Web Site.
Ballard F. Belcher; age 23; born and living at Maitland, WV; single; married on 6 Apr 1947 at Welch,
WV; Sona E. Gillespie; age 20; born and living at Superior, WV; single; with consent of Mrs. Ellis
Gillespie, mother of Sona E. Gillespie.
3. Fanning Funeral Home; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
"Sona Ellen Belcher, age 87, passed away Friday, December 5, 2014 at McDowell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Gary, WV. Born January 19, 1927 in Welch, WV, she was the daughter of the late Ellis and Renea Maloyd Gillespie. Sona was a loving mother and devoted Christian. She loved to sing, cook and spend time with her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two daughters Jackie Marrs and Renea Belcher, one brother, George Gillespie, one sister, Grethel Gillespie.
"Survivors include son-in-law Everett Marrs of Welch, WV; granddaughter Reba Marrs of Aylett, VA; granddaughter Nancy Carlson of Charles Town, WV; and great grandson Cameron Marrs of Aylett, VA.
"Funeral Services will be conducted Monday December 8 , 2014 at 12 Noon, from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch with Pastor Scott Long officiating. Burial will follow at the Elkhorn church cemetery on Belcher Mountain...."


Ellis Gillespie Sr

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Superior; E.D. 24-41; taken on 4 Apr 1940;
Page 804B; Image 12 of 36; Household #105.
Listed as Ellis Gillespie; age 40; born in VA; married; 3rd grade education; lived in same house on
on 1 Apr 1935; trackman in coal mine; head of household.


Renea Maloyd

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Superior; E.D. 24-41; taken on 4 Apr 1940;
Page 804B; Image 12 of 36; Household #105.
Listed as Rena Gillespie; age 36; born in VA; married; 7th grade education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Ellis Gillespie.


Grethel Gillespie

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Superior; E.D. 24-41; taken on 4 Apr 1940;
Page 804B; Image 12 of 36; Household #105.
Listed as Grethel Gillespie; age 16; born in WV; 1 yr HS education; attending school; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Ellis Gillespie.


Ellis Gillespie Jr

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Superior; E.D. 24-41; taken on 4 Apr 1940;
Page 804B; Image 12 of 36; Household #105.
Listed as Junior Gillespie; age 14; born in WV; 8th grade education; attending school; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Ellis Gillespie.


Tobias S. Belcher Sr

1. "Welch and Its People", Rose R. Marino, page 14.
"...Daughter, Barbara (Cartwright) was born in 1849. She married Owen Belcher. Their sons were
James Henry, Ballard, T. S. (Tobias S.), Maitland and M.A. ..."
2. McDowell Co, WV Marriage Records; Vol #__(1905); Page 222; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web
Site.
T.S. Belcher; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; fireman; living at Kimball, WV; son of Owen
and Barbara; married on 20 Dec 1905 at J.J. Scarberry('s); Charlotte Schuyberry (sic, Scarberry);
age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Jubiniah and Rhoda.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Huger Precinct; taken on 22 Apr 1910;
Page 235A; Family #141/141.
Listed as Tobias S. Belcher; age 27; born in WV; married once for 3 ysr; in household of step-father,
Masten G. Clay.
4. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #2132; 12 Sep 1918; LDS Web Site.
Tobe Belcher; age 36; born 28 Apr 1882; living at Maitland, WV; farmer; nearest relative, Lottie
Belcher; Maitland, WV; tall with medium build; blue eyes and light brown hair.
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Maitland; taken on 5/7 Jan 1920; Page 6A;
Image 11 of 53; Family #512/612.
Listed as Tobe H. Belcher; age 38; born in WV; married; farmer; head of household.
6. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Belcher Mtn Road; taken on 23 Apr 1930;
Page 117; Image 57 of 62; Family #548/568.
Listed as Tobe Belcher; age 48; born in WV; married at 48; foreman in sawmill; head of household.
7. McDowell Co, WV Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 184 ; WV Archives Web Site.
T.S. Belcher; born 28 Apr 1883 at Maitland, WV; living at Maitland, WV; son of Owen and Barber
Belcher; married on 24 Aug 1937 at Kimball, WV; Sarah Belcher; born 1 Jun 1895 at Kimball, WV;
living at Maitland, WV; daughter of J.J. and Cosby Lane.
8. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District, Rural; E.D. 24-41; taken on 12 Apr 1940;
Page 815A; Image 33 of 36; Household #280.
Listed as Tobe Belcher; age 57; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; owner-manager of sawmill; head of household.
9. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-1246; 27 Apr 1942; LDS Web Site.
Tobe (no middle name) Belcher; age 59; born 28 Apr 1882 at Maitland, WV; living at Maitland, WV;
person who will always know address, Sarah Belcher, Maitland, WV; employed by Koppers Coal
Division, Maitland, WV; 5'8" tall; 148 lbs; blue eyes; gray hair; light complexion.
10. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'66 008871; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Tobias Belcher; age 84; born 28 Apr 1882 at Maitland, WV; widowed; living at Superior, Belcher
Mtn, WV; son of Owen and Barbara (Scarberry) Belcher; died 23 Jun 1966 at Superior, WV; from an
acute coronary thrombosis; buried 25 Jun 1966 in Belcher Cemetery, McDowell Co, WV; informant,
Ballard Belcher, Welch, WV.
11. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Victoria Taylor-True; 22 May 2013.
" Tobias S “Tobe” Belcher
Birth 28 Apr 1882
Maitland, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 23 Jun 1966 (aged 84)
Superior, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
New Belcher Mountain Community Cemetery
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA "


Sarah Elizabeth Lane

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Barker's Ridge District, Family #177.
Listed as Sarah E. Lane, age 7, in household of father, John J. Lane.
2. McDowell Co, WV Web Site, "McDowell Co Marriages" FTP File; Book #14, page 64.
Floyd K. Belcher, age 21, born in Wyoming Co, WV, son of Andy and Matilda Belcher, married on
1 Sep 1909 Sarah Elizabeth Lane, age 17, born in Wyoming Co, WV, daughter of J.J. and Cosby Lane.
3. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 7 May 1910, Page 226A, Family #218.
Listed as Sarah Belcher, age 18, born in WV, married less than 1 yr, in household of husband,
Floyd K. Belcher.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Kimball, taken on 14/16 Jan 1920, Page
27B, Family #524.
Listed as Sarah Belcher, age 32, born in WV, in hosuehold of husband, Floyd K. Belcher.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Superior, taken on 22 Apr 1930, Page 186B,
Family #527.
Listed as Sarah E. Belcher, age 37, born in WV, married at 17, in household of husband, Floyd K.
Belcher.
6. McDowell Co, WV Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 184 ; WV Archives Web Site.
T.S. Belcher; born 28 Apr 1883 at Maitland, WV; living at Maitland, WV; son of Owen and Barber Belcher;
married on 24 Aug 1937 at Kimball, WV; Sarah Belcher; born 1 Jun 1895 at Kimball, WV; living at Maitland,
WV; daughter of J.J. and Cosby Lane.
7. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District, Rural; E.D. 24-41; taken on 12 Apr 1940; Page 815A;
Image 33 of 36; Household #280.
Listed as Sarah Belcher; age 47; born in WV; married; 2nd grade education; lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935;
in household of husband, Tobias S. Belcher.


Riley Cline

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1893); Page 18; Line #10; WV Archives Web Site.
Riley Cline; age 21; born and living in Logan Co, WV; single; timber man; son of J. and N. (Jewell)
Cline; married in Apr 1893 in Logan Co, WV; Lilly Carter; age 21 (sic); born and living in Logan Co,
WV; single; daughter of D. and A. (Cline) Carter.


Lilly Carter

1. "Births of Wyoming Co, WV", Year 1878, transcribed by Paulina Haga.
Lilly Carter was born on 20 Jul 1878 in Logan Co, WV to David and Acie (sic, Aggie) Carter.
2. 1880 Census, Logan Co, WV, Tridelphia District, page 013, transcribed by
William A. Marsh, Vol 11, page 605.
Listed as Lilly Carter, age 2, born in WV, in household of father, David E. Carter.
3. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1893); Page 18; Line #10; WV Archives Web Site.
Riley Cline; age 21; born and living in Logan Co, WV; single; timber man; son of J. and N. (Jewell)
Cline; married in Apr 1893 in Logan Co, WV; Lilly Carter; age 21 (sic); born and living in Logan Co,
WV; single; daughter of D. and A. (Cline) Carter.


Jesse A. Cline

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 272; WV Archives Web Site.
Jess A. Cline; age 42; born in Mingo Co, WV; divorced; living at Iaeger, WV; son of Rile and Lilly (Carter)
Cline; married on 24 Dec 1945 at Iaeger, WV; Patty C. Whitt; age 32; born in VA; single; living at Iaeger,
WV; daughter of J.H. and Eby Whitt.


Patty C. Whitt

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 177B; Image
6 of 22; Family #47/47.
Listed as Patty Whitt; age 16; born in VA; single; in household of father, J.How Whitt.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 272; WV Archives Web Site.
Jess A. Cline; age 42; born in Mingo Co, WV; divorced; living at Iaeger, WV; son of Rile and Lilly (Carter)
Cline; married on 24 Dec 1945 at Iaeger, WV; Patty C. Whitt; age 32; born in VA; single; living at Iaeger,
WV; daughter of J.H. and Eby Whitt.


Patty C. Whitt

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 11 Apr 1930; Page 177B; Image
6 of 22; Family #47/47.
Listed as Patty Whitt; age 16; born in VA; single; in household of father, J.How Whitt.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 272; WV Archives Web Site.
Jess A. Cline; age 42; born in Mingo Co, WV; divorced; living at Iaeger, WV; son of Rile and Lilly (Carter)
Cline; married on 24 Dec 1945 at Iaeger, WV; Patty C. Whitt; age 32; born in VA; single; living at Iaeger,
WV; daughter of J.H. and Eby Whitt.


Donald E. Whitt

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
" Donald was born March 29, 1931 in Ikes Fork, WV, the son of the late Patty Whitt Cline and his step father Jesse Cline. He served in the Air Force from 1951-1955. In June 1959 he graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering, with a BSE degree in Electrical Engineering. After graduation he worked on various projects including the design of navigation equipment on nuclear submarines to the historic Apollo 11 mission. Mr. Whitt finished his career working for the Internal Revenue Service as a System Analyst in Washington, D.C. for 24 years. After retirement, Mr. Whitt, his wife and son moved to his wife's hometown of Sebastopol, MS where he lived until his passing.

" Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Mary Sistrunk Whitt of the home; one son, Donavon Eric Whitt of Sebastopol, MS and one granddaughter, Maggie A. Whitt of Sebastopol, MS.

"Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 4 P.M. with Reverend Guy McGarity and Reverend Brett Cooper officiating at the Chapel of Milling Funeral Home in Sebastopol, MS. Visitation will be from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M., prior to the service. Burial will follow on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the Paris Lester Cemetery at Ikes Fork, WV. ..."