McDowell and Wyoming Co's, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Hobart Jackson Beavers

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, 21 Jul 2001, Andrew Beavers search, submitted by
rjbarnett@netscope.net.
James Peery Beavers; born on 7 Jul 1879; died on 28 Dec 1952 in Tazewell Co,
VA; married first, Oceania Christian, daughter of Thomas and Euphemia
Chambers Christain, on 8 Jun 1904 in Tazewell Co, VA; second, Bertha Birdie
Shrader, on 29 Sep 1909, one child, Verland Theodore Beavers; third, Bessie
Lee Burcham on 1 Jun 1918 in Tazewell Co, VA, five children one of whom was
Hobart Jackson Beavers.
Hobart was born on 18 Nov 1921; died on 21 Mar 1988; married (______) Milam.
2. "Welch and Its People" "Henry Clay Beavers" article, by Rose Marino, page 6.
H. Jackson Beavers married Bertie Milam, daughter of Roy and Vergie Green
Milam.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 129; WV Archives Web Site.
Hobart Jackson Beavers; age 24; born at War, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; married on
14 Jul 1946 at War, WV; Birdie Milam; age 10 (sic); born in Maitland, WV; single; living at
Welch, WV; with consent of Virgie Milam, mother of Birdie Milam.
4. "Young American Patriots", McDowell Co, WV; Page 678; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Jack Beavers; born 18 Nov 1921; S/Sgt US Army; entered swervice 1 Oct 1942; served in
Jefferson Barracks, MO, England and Germany; awared Distinguished Flying Cross, Air
Medal with three clusters, four Battle Stars, Presidental Unit Citation with cluster; attended
Big Creek HS; Holiness Church; son of M/M James P. Beavers, Box 251, War, WV.


Birdie Milam

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 129; WV Archives Web Site.
Hobart Jackson Beavers; age 24; born at War, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; married on
14 Jul 1946 at War, WV; Birdie Milam; age 10 (sic); born in Maitland, WV; single; living at
Welch, WV; with consent of Virgie Milam, mother of Birdie Milam.


Robert "Bob" York Sr

1. 1920 Census, Pike Co, KY; Leckieville; taken on 7 Jan 1920; Page 101B; Image 10 of 22; Family #117/118.
Listed as Bob York; age 20; born in KY; single (marked over, married) coal miner; head of household.
2. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 92; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert York; age 22; born in Lawrence Co, KY; coal miner; living at Sharondale, KY; son of E.C. and Sarilda
York; married on 25 Mar 1920 at Williamson, WV; Maggie Vance; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; divorced;
living at Sharondale, KY; daughter of David and Causby Vance.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw-Paynesville Road; taken on 26 Apr 1930;
Page 217A; Image 32 of 42; Family #259/260.
Listed as Robert York; age 28; born in KY; married at 20; coal miner; head of household.
4. 1940 Census, Lawrence Co, KY; Torchlight; E.D. 64-2; taken on 15 Apr 1940; Page 37A; Image 17 of 20;
Household #123.
Listed as Bob York; age 39; born in KY; married; no education; lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935; laborer
on road project; head of household.


Mary Magdelene Vance

1. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
David Wilson Cantrell; born on 23 Dec 1913; died on 21 Dec 1982; "son of Alexander and Magdaline
Vance Cantrell, husband of Sarah Cantrell"; buried here.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 246B, Family #135.
Listed as Amanda? M. Vance, age 2, born in Apr 1898 in WV, in household of
father, David Vance.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 11 May 1910; Page 77A;
Family #200.
Listed as Mary M. Vance, age 12, born in WV; in household of father, David Vance.
4. 1920 Census, Pike Co, KY; Leckieville; taken on 7 Jan 1920; Page 101B; Image 10 of 22; Family #117/118.
Listed as Maggie York; age 21; born in WV; married; in household of husband, Robert York.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1913); Page 162; WV Archives Web Site.
Alexander Canterl; age 21; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; farmer; living at Paynesville, WV; son of
Wilson and Lovicey; married on 19 Feb 1913 at Paynesville, WV; Mary M. Vance; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of David and Cosby.
6. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 92; WV Archives Web Site.
Robert York; age 22; born in Lawrence Co, KY; coal miner; living at Sharondale, KY; son of E.C. and Sarilda
York; married on 25 Mar 1920 at Williamson, WV; Maggie Vance; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; divorced;
living at Sharondale, KY; daughter of David and Causby Vance.
7. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw-Paynesville Road; taken on 26 Apr 1930;
Page 217A; Image 32 of 42; Family #259/260.
Listed as Magdaline York; age 32; born in WV; married at 16; in household of husband, Robert York.
8. 1940 Census, Lawrence Co, KY; Torchlight; E.D. 64-2; taken on 15 Apr 1940; Page 37A; Image 17 of 20;
Household #123.
Listed as Maggie York; age 40; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935;
in household of husband, Robert York.


Robert York Jr

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw-Paynesville Road; taken on 26 Apr 1930;
Page 217A; Image 32 of 42; Family #259/260.
Listed as Robert York; age 9; born in KY; in household of father, Robert York.
2. 1940 Census, Lawrence Co, KY; Torchlight; E.D. 64-2; taken on 15 Apr 1940; Page 37A; Image 17 of 20;
Household #123.
Listed as Robert York; age 19; born in KY; single; 3rd grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Robert York.


Taylor York

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw-Paynesville Road; taken on 26 Apr 1930;
Page 217A; Image 32 of 42; Family #259/260.
Listed as Taylor York; age 7; born in KY; in household of father, Robert York.
2. 1940 Census, Lawrence Co, KY; Torchlight; E.D. 64-2; taken on 15 Apr 1940; Page 37A; Image 17 of 20;
Household #123.
Listed as Taylor York; age 17; born in KY; single; 3rd grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Robert York.


William Ernest "Billy" York

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw-Paynesville Road; taken on 26 Apr 1930;
Page 217A; Image 32 of 42; Family #259/260.
Listed as Ernest York; age 5; born in KY; in household of father, Robert York.
2. 1940 Census, Lawrence Co, KY; Torchlight; E.D. 64-2; taken on 15 Apr 1940; Page 37A; Image 17 of 20;
Household #123.
Listed as Billy York; age 14; born in KY; 3rd grade education; lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935;
in household of father, Robert York.


Tinny York

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw-Paynesville Road; taken on 26 Apr 1930;
Page 217A; Image 32 of 42; Family #259/260.
Listed as Freddie York; age 3 yrs, 1 mon; born in KY; in household of father, Robert York.
2. 1940 Census, Lawrence Co, KY; Torchlight; E.D. 64-2; taken on 15 Apr 1940; Page 37A; Image 17 of 20;
Household #123.
Listed as Tinny York; age 13; born in KY; 3rd grade education; lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935;
in household of father, Robert York.


Rutha York

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw-Paynesville Road; taken on 26 Apr 1930;
Page 217A; Image 32 of 42; Family #259/260.
Listed as Rethie York; age 8 mons; born in KY; in household of father, Robert York.
2. 1940 Census, Lawrence Co, KY; Torchlight; E.D. 64-2; taken on 15 Apr 1940; Page 37A; Image 17 of 20;
Household #123.
Listed as Rutha York; age 9; born in KY; 2nd grade education; lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935;
in household of father, Robert York.


Blanche York

1. 1940 Census, Lawrence Co, KY; Torchlight; E.D. 64-2; taken on 15 Apr 1940; Page 37A; Image 17 of 20;
Household #123.
Listed as Blanch York; age 8; born in KY; 1st grade education; lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935;
in household of father, Robert York.


Gladys York

1. 1940 Census, Lawrence Co, KY; Torchlight; E.D. 64-2; taken on 15 Apr 1940; Page 37A; Image 17 of 20;
Household #123.
Listed as Gladys York; age 6; born in KY; no education; lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935;
in household of father, Robert York.


Herman York

1. 1940 Census, Lawrence Co, KY; Torchlight; E.D. 64-2; taken on 15 Apr 1940; Page 37A; Image 17 of 20;
Household #123.
Listed as Herman York; age 4; born in KY; in household of father, Robert York.


Marlene York

1. 1940 Census, Lawrence Co, KY; Torchlight; E.D. 64-2; taken on 15 Apr 1940; Page 37A; Image 17 of 20;
Household #123.
Listed as Marline York; age 1; born in KY; in household of father, Robert York.


Alexander J. Cantrell

1. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; taken on 8 Jun 1900; Page 217A; Image 11 of 32;
Family #94/96.
Listed as Alexander J.Cantrel; age 5; born in VA in Nov 1894; in household of father, Wilson H. Cantrell.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 12 May 1910; Page 77B;
Image 25 of 28; Family #212/213.
Listed as Alexander J. Cantrel; age 15; born in VA ; in household of father, Wilson H. Cantrell.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1913); Page 162; WV Archives Web Site.
Alexander Canterl; age 21; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; farmer; living at Paynesville, WV; son of
Wilson and Lovicey; married on 19 Feb 1913 at Paynesville, WV; Mary M. Vance; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of David and Cosby.
4. 1920 Census, Fulton Co, GA; South Bend District; US Penitentiary, Atlanta; taken 16 Jan 1920; Page 169A;
Image 25 of 38; Line #43.
Elex J. Cantrel; age 25; born in VA; married; inmate; barber.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1921); Page 383; WV Archives Web Site.
Alex Canteral; age 26; born in McDowell Co, WV (sic, Buchanan Co, VA); single; miner; living at Iaeger, WV;
son of Wilson and Vicy; married on 29 Jul 1921 at Avondale, WV; Ellen Blevins; age 17; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Robert and M.N.
6. McDowell Co, WV Genealogy Web Site; 2015 Queries.
" My grandmother is Cosby Cantrell.
"She was excluded from the list on the McDowell and Wyoming WV Cantrell family line. Her parents were Alexander Cantrell (who disappeared) and mother was Magdeline Vance. Her brothers were David Wilson and James Wilburn Cantrell. I am daughter of Diana Laney. Cosby married William Laney and moved to Michigan, where she had 9 children, one being my mom..."
"Please contact me, Stacy Yoas Jan 3 (2015)"
7. Email from Stacy Yoas; 20 Jan 2015.
" He (Alexander J. Cantrell) did (go to prison). My mom received some letters and information this past summer from one of his grandsons. He got into some business with a cousin, the "story" is that the cousin mislead a family who invested in them and stole the money and my great grandpa took the fall. He also (after leaving Maggie and his three kids), married a lady in Chicago. Got her pregnant and disappeared on her. She carried the baby full term but it was still born. He later returned and she wouldn't take him back. After that...there is no record. There is a story that he had another family in, I believe...Indiana? 3 daughters possibly with that lady. Maggie had thought he died because of a gambling fight or drowned in a area that was flooded in Kentucky? I never got to meet my grandmother Cosby. She died when my mom was 18 of a brain tumor. She never told anyone she was sick. I can get you all of the names of her children, dob's, who they married, their children and Cosby's dob and death date. My heart aches to know that Alexander just left. My mom's cousin did fill in a few blanks, but this has haunted me since I was little. Cosby married William Laney from Louisa, Ky, he was a good grandpa to me. Thank you so much for contacting me with the information...if you find out anything else, I'd love to know! Its great to find relatives no matter how far apart! I have attached a picture of Cosby, she was so beautiful. I think in one, its my momma and my uncle john sitting in her lap. Wish I could have known her, I've heard some great stories."


Murley Ellen Blevins

1. 1910 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 22 Apr 1910; Page 82A; Image 7 of 31;
Family #66/67.
Listed as Murley E. Blevins; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Robert B. Blevins.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 15 Mar 1920; Page 247B; Image 25 of 35;
Family #249/253.
Listed as Ellen Blevins; age 15; born in WV; in household of father, Robert B. Blevins.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1921); Page 383; WV Archives Web Site.
Alex Canteral; age 26; born in McDowell Co, WV (sic, Buchanan Co, VA); single; miner; living at Iaeger, WV;
son of Wilson and Vicy; married on 29 Jul 1921 at Avondale, WV; Ellen Blevins; age 17; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of Robert and M.N.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hensley; taken on 12 Apr 1930; Page 57A ;
Image 43 of 57; Family #373/371.
Listed as Ellen Spence; age 38 (sic?); born in WV; married at 35; in household of husband, Lawrence R.
Spence.
5. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood-Six; E.D. 24-17; taken on 6 May 1940;
Page 331A; Image 23 of 64; Household #200.
Listed as Ellen Spence; age 36; born in WV; married; 5th grade education; lived in McDowell Co,
WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Lawrence R. Spence.
6. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Ellen Spence; born 12 Mar 1904; died in Dec 1967; SS#235-36-8261; card issued in WV.
7. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'67 019126; WV Archives Web Site.
Ellen Spence; age 63; born 11 Mar 1904 in McDowell Co, WV; widow; living at Coalwood, WV; daughter of
Robert and Mary (Steele) Blevins; died 26 Dec 1967 in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV; from carcinoma of ileocecal
region; buried 28 Dec 1967 in Blevins Cemetery, Avondale, WV; informant, Tilda Johnson, Coalwood, WV.
8. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Blankenship/Blevins Cemetery, Iaeger, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by Sue Blevins
Kovack; 16 Jun 2009.
Ellen Blevins Spence; born 11 Mar 1904; died 26 dec 1967; buried here; headstone photo shown.


James Wilburn Cantrell

1. 1920 Census, Pike Co, KY; Leckieville; taken on 7 Jan 1920; Page 101B; Image 10 of 22; Family #117/118.
Listed as Wilburn Cantrel; age 4; born in WV; in household of step-father, Robert York.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw-Paynesville Road; taken on 26 Apr 1930;
Page 217A; Image 32 of 42; Family #259/260.
Listed as Wilburn Cantrel; age 15; born in WV; in household of step-father, Robert York.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville, E.D. 24-58; taken on 5 Aug 1940;
Page 1140A; Image 41 of 60; Household #300.
Listed as James W. Cantrell; age 25; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in Lawrence Co, KY
on 1 Apr 1935; loader in coal mine; head of household.
4. "Heritage of McDowell Co, WV", Vol II, 1999, "James Wilburn Cantrell" article, page 73.
James Wilburn Cantrell; born on 26 Feb 1915 at Paynesville, WV; son of Alexander and Magdaline
Vance Cantrell; married Orpha Ellen Horn on 27 Dec 1937; divorced in 1964; five children:
Blanchie, Pauline, Beulah Mae, William Larry, Linda Ruth, and Jeanette Loretta Cantrell, all born in
McDowell Co, WV; enlisted in USMC at Iaeger, WV on 7 Apr 1944, served in Pacific, honorably
discharged as PFC on 6 Aug 1945; moved to Monroe, MI in 1950.
5. LDS Web Site, Social Security Death Index.
James Cantrell; born on 26 Feb 1915; died on 30 Dec 2002; living at Bay Crest, Monroe Co, MI at
death.


Orpha Ellen Horn

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville, E.D. 24-58; taken on 5 Aug 1940;
Page 1140A; Image 41 of 60; Household #300.
Listed as Orpha Cantrell; age 18; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in McDowell Co, WV
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, James W. Cantrell.


Blanche P. Cantrell

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville, E.D. 24-58; taken on 5 Aug 1940;
Page 1140A; Image 41 of 60; Household #300.
Listed as Blanche P. Cantrell; age 1; born in WV; in household of father, James W. Cantrell.


John Samuel Cantrell Sr

1. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden Districy; taken on 8 Jun 1900; Page 217A; Image 11 of 32;
Family #94/96.
Listed as Joh S.Cantrel; age 1 mon; born in VA in Apr 1900; in household of father, Wilson H. Cantrell.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 12 May 1910; Page 77B;
Image 25 of 28; Family #212/213.
Listed as John S. Cantrel; age 10; born in VA ; in household of father, Wilson H. Cantrell.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 209; WV Archives Web Site.
J.S. Cantrell; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Paynesville, WV; son of W.H.
and Vicie; married on 7 May 1919 at Bradshaw, WV; Mary J. Payne; age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter od D.L. and Sarah E.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; taken on 16/17 Feb 1920; page 234A;
Image 15 of 16; Family #355/359.
Listed as John S. Cantrel; age 18; born in WV; married; farmer; head of household.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw Paynesville Rd; taken on 24 Apr 1930;
Page 215A; Image 28 of 42; Family #229/230.
Listed as John S. Cantrel; age 30; born in VA; married at 19; works in coal mine; head of household.
6. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville, E.D. 24-58; taken on 5 Aug 1940;
Page 1140A; Image 41 of 60; Household #303.
Listed as John Sam Cantrell; age 39; born in VA; married; 4 yrs HS education; lived on same farm on
1 Apr 1935; motorman in coal mine; head of household.


Mary Jane Payne

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Bradshaw, taken on 13 May 1910, Page 78A, Family #230.
Listed as Mary Payne, age 9, born in WV, in household of father, Dale L. Payne.
2. "Heritage of McDowell Co, WV...", Dale L. Payne article, page 218.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 209; WV Archives Web Site.
J.S. Cantrell; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Paynesville, WV; son of W.H.
and Vicie; married on 7 May 1919 at Bradshaw, WV; Mary J. Payne; age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter od D.L. and Sarah E.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; taken on 16/17 Feb 1920; page 234A;
Image 15 of 16; Family #355/359.
Listed as Mary J. Cantrel; age 19; born in WV; married; in household of husband, John S. Cantrell.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw Paynesville Rd; taken on 24 Apr 1930;
Page 215A; Image 28 of 42; Family #229/230.
Listed as Mary J. Cantrel; age 30; born in WV; married at 19; in household of husband, John S. Cantrell.
6. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville, E.D. 24-58; taken on 5 Aug 1940;
Page 1140A; Image 41 of 60; Household #303.
Listed as Mary Cantrell; age 39; born in WV; married; 2 yrs HS education; lived on same farm on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, John S. Cantrell.


Evelyn Cantrell

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw Paynesville Rd; taken on 24 Apr 1930;
Page 215A; Image 28 of 42; Family #229/230.
Listed as Evelyn Cantrel; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, John S. Cantrell.


Hester Cantrell

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw Paynesville Rd; taken on 24 Apr 1930;
Page 215A; Image 28 of 42; Family #229/230.
Listed as Hester Cantrel; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, John S. Cantrell.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville, E.D. 24-58; taken on 5 Aug 1940;
Page 1140A; Image 41 of 60; Household #303.
Listed as Hester Cantrell; age 16; born in WV; 8th grade education; not attending school; lived on same farm on
1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John S. Cantrell.


Carl Edward Cantrell

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw Paynesville Rd; taken on 24 Apr 1930;
Page 215A; Image 28 of 42; Family #229/230.
Listed as Carl E. Cantrel; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, John S. Cantrell.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville, E.D. 24-58; taken on 5 Aug 1940;
Page 1140A; Image 41 of 60; Household #303.
Listed as C. Edward Cantrell; age 15; born in WV; 6th grade education; attending school; lived on same farm on
1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John S. Cantrell.


Beatrice Cantrell

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw Paynesville Rd; taken on 24 Apr 1930;
Page 215A; Image 28 of 42; Family #229/230.
Listed as Beatrice Cantrel; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, John S. Cantrell.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville, E.D. 24-58; taken on 5 Aug 1940;
Page 1140B; Image 42 of 60; Household #303.
Listed as C. Beatrice Cantrell; age 13; born in WV; 5th grade education; attending school; lived on same farm on
1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John S. Cantrell.


Louetta Cantrell

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville, E.D. 24-58; taken on 5 Aug 1940;
Page 1140B; Image 42 of 60; Household #303.
Listed as Louetta Cantrell; age 8; born in WV; 1st grade education; attending school; lived on same farm on
1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John S. Cantrell.


Eugene Cantrell

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville, E.D. 24-58; taken on 5 Aug 1940;
Page 1140B; Image 42 of 60; Household #303.
Listed as Eugene Cantrell; age 5; born in WV; lived on same farm on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father,
John S. Cantrell.


Cosby Cantrell

1. 1920 Census, Pike Co, KY; Leckieville; taken on 7 Jan 1920; Page 101B; Image 10 of 22; Family #117/118.
Listed as Cousbee Cantrel; age 2; born in WV; in household of step-father, Robert York.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw-Paynesville Road; taken on 26 Apr 1930;
Page 217A; Image 32 of 42; Family #259/260.
Listed as Causby Cantrel; age 12; born in VA; in household of step-father, Robert York.
3. 1940 Census, Lawrence Co, KY; Torchlight; E.D. 64-2; taken on 15 Apr 1940; Page 37A; Image 17 of 20;
Household #123.
Listed as Cosby York (sic, Cantrell); age 22; born in VA; single; 6th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of step-father, Robert York.
4. McDowell Co, WV Genealogy Web Site; 2015 Queries.
" My grandmother is Cosby Cantrell.
"She was excluded from the list on the McDowell and Wyoming WV Cantrell family line. Her parents were Alexander Cantrell (who disappeared) and mother was Magdeline Vance. Her brothers were David Wilson and James Wilburn Cantrell. I am daughter of Diana Laney. Cosby married William Laney and moved to Michigan, where she had 9 children, one being my mom..."
"Please contact me, Stacy Yoas Jan 3 (2015)"
5. Email from Stay Yoas; 20 Jan 2015.
" He (Alexander J. Cantrell) did (go to prison). My mom received some letters and information this past summer from one of his grandsons. He got into some business with a cousin, the "story" is that the cousin mislead a family who invested in them and stole the money and my great grandpa took the fall. He also (after leaving Maggie and his three kids), married a lady in Chicago. Got her pregnant and disappeared on her. She carried the baby full term but it was still born. He later returned and she wouldn't take him back. After that...there is no record. There is a story that he had another family in, I believe...Indiana? 3 daughters possibly with that lady. Maggie had thought he died because of a gambling fight or drowned in a area that was flooded in Kentucky? I never got to meet my grandmother Cosby. She died when my mom was 18 of a brain tumor. She never told anyone she was sick. I can get you all of the names of her children, dob's, who they married, their children and Cosby's dob and death date. My heart aches to know that Alexander just left. My mom's cousin did fill in a few blanks, but this has haunted me since I was little. Cosby married William Laney from Louisa, Ky, he was a good grandpa to me. Thank you so much for contacting me with the information...if you find out anything else, I'd love to know! Its great to find relatives no matter how far apart! I have attached a picture of Cosby, she was so beautiful. I think in one, its my momma and my uncle john sitting in her lap. Wish I could have known her, I've heard some great stories."


Charles Blevins

1. 1900 Census, Ashe Co, NC; Jefferson Township; taken on 30 Jun 1900; Page 107B; Image 41 of
43; Family #355/356.
Listed as Charley Blevins; age 12; born in NC in Jun 1887; in household of father, William S. Blevins
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; McDowell; taken on 14 May 1910; Page 43B; Image
28 of 39; Family #211/245.
Listed as Charles Blevins; age 23; born in NC; single; coal miner; in household of father, William S. Blevins.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1914); Page 202; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Blevins; age 27; born in Ashe Co, NC; single; miner; living at Algoma, WV; son of W.S. and
Marshall (sic, Martha); married on 6 Jun 1914 at Northfork, WV; Bessie Edwards; age 21; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of ______ and Carrie.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1936); Page 11; Line #20; WV Archives Web Site.
Charlie Blevins; age 52 yrs, 3 mons, 29 days; born in NC; married; relief worker; son of Will and unknown
mother Blevins; died 3 Oct 1936 at Welch, WV; run over by train; buried 8 Oct 1936 at Riffe, WV; informant,
Mrs. Bessie Blevins.


Bessie Edwards

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1914); Page 202; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Blevins; age 27; born in Ashe Co, NC; single; miner; living at Algoma, WV; son of W.S. and
Marshall (sic, Martha); married on 6 Jun 1914 at Northfork, WV; Bessie Edwards; age 21; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of ______ and Carrie.