McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Harry Acosta

1. "Hertiage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1999", Vol II, Louis and Fannie Blankenship Acosta" article,
Page 152.
2. 1920 Census, Jo Daviss Co, IL, Rice Township, taken on 7 Jan 1920, Page 168A, Family #34.
Listed as Harry Acosta, age 24, born in Mexico, came to US in 1915, zinc miner, head of
household.
3. 1930 Census, Pike Co, KY, Majestic Township, taken on 23 Apr 1930, Page 266B, Family #96.
Listed as Harry Acosta, age 34, born in Mexico, married at 31, coal miner, head of household.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Mile Branch; E.D. 24-60; taken on 4 Apr
1940; Page 1184B; Image 6 of 132; Household #44.
Listed as Harry Acosta; age 46; born in Mexico; married; 4th grade education; alien; lived in same
place on 1 Apr 1935; proprieter of retail grocery store; head of household.
5. Raleigh Co, WV Death Certificate #14094; WV Archives Web Site.
Harry Acosta; age 60; born on 14 Jan 1894; married; retired miner; died on 22 Nov 1954 in
Pinecrest Sanitarium, Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV of stomach cancer and TB; buried on 24 Nov 1954
at Sunset Cemetery, Beckley, WV.
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV; submitted by historianne;
15 Mar 2013.
Harry Acosta; born 14 Jan 1894; died 22 Nov 1954; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Alpha

1. 1930 Census, Pike Co, KY, Majestic Township, taken on 23 Apr 1930, Page 266B, Family #96.
Listed as Alpha Acosta, age 25, born in KY, married at 22, in household of husband, Harry Acosta.


Danny Rains

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1963); Page 447; WV Archives Web Site.
Danny Raines; age 19; born 1 Jul 1943 at Cabin Creek, WV; living at 423 Myers Ave, Beckley, WV;
son of Covey and Thelma Raines; married on 9 Mar 1963 at Beckley, WV; Nancy Ruth Acosta; born
27 Apr 1946 in TX; living at Beckley, WV; daughter of Harry Acosta and Bessie (Ward)(Ascosta) Webb.


Nancy Ruth Acosta

1. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1963); Page 447; WV Archives Web Site.
Danny Raines; age 19; born 1 Jul 1943 at Cabin Creek, WV; living at 423 Myers Ave, Beckley, WV;
son of Covey and Thelma Raines; married on 9 Mar 1963 at Beckley, WV; Nancy Ruth Acosta; born
27 Apr 1946 in TX; living at Beckley, WV; daughter of Harry Acosta and Bessie (Ward)(Ascosta) Webb.


Ralph William Burge

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1958); Page 320; WV Archives Web Site.
Ralph William Burge; age 42; born in Fremont, OH; widowed; living at Marianna, WV; married on
31 May 1958 at Jolo, WV; Alafair Louise Smith; age 43; born in Buchanan Co, VA; widow; living at Joloo, WV.


Alafair Louise Blankenship

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 17 Apr 1930; Page 76B; Image 24 of 47;
Family #209/215.
Listed as Alfair Blankenship; age 20; born in VA; single; in household of mother, with child, Nola Lee
Blankenship.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Asco; E.D. Page 765A; Image 26 of 57;
Household #197.
Listed as Alafair Blankenship; age 26; born in VA; divorced; 3rd grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of mother, Lula Blankinship.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1958); Page 320; WV Archives Web Site.
Ralph William Burge; age 42; born in Fremont, OH; widowed; living at Marianna, WV; married on
31 May 1958 at Jolo, WV; Alafair Louise Smith; age 43; born in Buchanan Co, VA; widow; living at Jolo, WV.
4. NC Death Indexes, 1908-2004; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Alafair Blankenship Burge
[Alafair Blankenship Blankenship]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Social Security Number: 234920487
Father's Last Name: Blankenship
Age: 82
Date of Birth: 3 Apr 1914
Residence County: Forsyth
Residence State: North Carolina
Date of Death: 25 Dec 1996
Death County: Forsyth
Death State: North Carolina
Autopsy: No
Institution: Home
Attendant: Physician
Burial Location: Burial in state
Source Vendor: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1993-96"
5. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Alafair Burge; born 3 Apr 1913 (conflicts with other references); died 25 Dec 1996; last residence,
Tobaccoville, Forsyth Co, NC; card issued in WV
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; no memorial;
picture of garve stone submitted by B. Walls; 20 Dec 2014
Alafair B; born 3 Apr 1914; no death date shown; not buried here; double headstone shown with 2nd husband,
Samuel Center Smith.
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery; Tobaccoville, Forsyth Co, NC; submitted
by Ernest and Suzy Bowles; 21 Apr 2014.
Alafair L. Burge; born 3 Apr 1914; died 25 Dec 1996; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Alafair Louise Blankenship

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 17 Apr 1930; Page 76B; Image 24 of 47;
Family #209/215.
Listed as Alfair Blankenship; age 20; born in VA; single; in household of mother, with child, Nola Lee
Blankenship.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Asco; E.D. Page 765A; Image 26 of 57;
Household #197.
Listed as Alafair Blankenship; age 26; born in VA; divorced; 3rd grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of mother, Lula Blankinship.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1958); Page 320; WV Archives Web Site.
Ralph William Burge; age 42; born in Fremont, OH; widowed; living at Marianna, WV; married on
31 May 1958 at Jolo, WV; Alafair Louise Smith; age 43; born in Buchanan Co, VA; widow; living at Jolo, WV.
4. NC Death Indexes, 1908-2004; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Alafair Blankenship Burge
[Alafair Blankenship Blankenship]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Social Security Number: 234920487
Father's Last Name: Blankenship
Age: 82
Date of Birth: 3 Apr 1914
Residence County: Forsyth
Residence State: North Carolina
Date of Death: 25 Dec 1996
Death County: Forsyth
Death State: North Carolina
Autopsy: No
Institution: Home
Attendant: Physician
Burial Location: Burial in state
Source Vendor: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1993-96"
5. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Alafair Burge; born 3 Apr 1913 (conflicts with other references); died 25 Dec 1996; last residence,
Tobaccoville, Forsyth Co, NC; card issued in WV
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; no memorial;
picture of garve stone submitted by B. Walls; 20 Dec 2014
Alafair B; born 3 Apr 1914; no death date shown; not buried here; double headstone shown with 2nd husband,
Samuel Center Smith.
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery; Tobaccoville, Forsyth Co, NC; submitted
by Ernest and Suzy Bowles; 21 Apr 2014.
Alafair L. Burge; born 3 Apr 1914; died 25 Dec 1996; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Robert Blankenship

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Asco; E.D. Page 765A; Image 26 of 57;
Household #197.
Listed as Robert Blankenship; age 1; born in WV; in household of grandmother, Lula Blankinship,
with mother, Alafair.


Charles R. Morgan

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Asco Road; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page
75B; Image 22 of 47; Family #198/203.
Listed as Charles R. Morgan; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Willard D. Morgan.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 259; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles R. Morgan; age 22; born at Davy, WV; single; living at Asco, WV; married on 12 Aug 1946 at
Twin Branch, WV; Nola Lee Blankenship; age 16; born and living at Asco, WV; single; with consent of
Alafair Blankenship, mother of Nola Lee Blankenship.


Nola Lee Blankenship

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 17 Apr 1930; Page 76B; Image 24 of 47;
Family #209/215.
Listed as N. Lee Blankenship; age 4 months; born in WV; in household of grandmother, Lula Lewis Blankenship,
with mother, Alafair.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Asco; E.D. Page 765A; Image 26 of 57;
Household #197.
Listed as Nola Blankenship; age 10; born in WV; 3rd grade education; attending school; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of grandmother, Lula Blankinship, with mother, Alafair.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 259; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles R. Morgan; age 22; born at Davy, WV; single; living at Asco, WV; married on 12 Aug 1946 at
Twin Branch, WV; Nola Lee Blankenship; age 16; born and living at Asco, WV; single; with consent of
Alafair Blankenship, mother of Nola Lee Blankenship.


Phillip Scott Morgan

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #17280; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Phillip Scott Morgan; age 10 hrs; born and died 2 Aug 1950 in the Welch Emergency Hospital,
Welch, WV; premature birth; parents, Charles R. and Nola Lee (Blankenship) Morgan; buried
3 Aug 1950 at Davy, WV; informant, C.R. Morgan.


John Blankenship

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 17 Apr 1930; Page 76B; Image 24 of 47;
Family #209/215.
Listed as John Blankenship; age 21; born in WV; single; motorman in coal mine; in household of mother,
Lula Lewis Blankenship.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 453; WV Archives Web Site.
John Blankenship; age 23; born in Buchanan Co, VA; living at Asco, WV; son of Mose Blankenship;
married on 16 May 1931 in Wyoming Co, WV; Nora Parks; age 18; born in Mingo Co, WV; living at
Wolf Pen, WV; daughter of Shade Parks; information given by Clarcy Parks, mother of girl.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #6741; WV Archives Web Site.
Mr. John Blankenship; age 26; birth year and place unknown; married; employed by Atlantic Smokeless
Coal; living at Asco, WV; son of unknown parents; died 18 May 1938 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV; from
head injuries in auto accident at Davy, WV on 14 May 1938; buried 20 May 1938 in Asco Cemetery, Asco,
WV.


Nora Mae Parks

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 453; WV Archives Web Site.
John Blankenship; age 23; born in Buchanan Co, VA; living at Asco, WV; son of Mose Blankenship;
married on 16 May 1931 in Wyoming Co, WV; Nora Parks; age 18; born in Mingo Co, WV; living at
Wolf Pen, WV; daughter of Shade Parks; information given by Clarcy Parks, mother of girl.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #4680; WV Archives Web Site.
Nora Mae Patrick; age 40; born 17 Apr 1915 at Red jacket, WV; married; living at Davy, WV; daughter
of Shade and Clarey (Wooson, sic) Parks; died 28 Mar 1955 in Welch Emergency Hospital, Welch, WV;
due to colon cancer; buried 1 Apr 1955 in Justice Cemetery; informant, John Blankenship.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Justice Cemetery, Asco, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by B.Walls;
13 Jul 2013.
Nora mae Patrick; born 17 Apr 1916; died 28 Mar 1955; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"IN LOVING MEMORY".


Emmett Fletcher Brown Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'67 017999; WV Archives Web Site.
Emmett Fletcher Brown, Sr; age 83; born 4 Jan 1885 in Bed Mtn, VA; widowed; retired from lumber
company; living at Yukon, WV; son of Robert Riley Bailey (sic, George Riley Brown) and Francis Bailey
(sic, Mary Francis Grant); died 30 Dec 1967 at Yukon, WV; from an acute coronary thrombosis; buried
1 Jan 1968 in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield, WV; informant, Mrs. Bettie Ledford, Yukon, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Nancy Eden; 8 Sep 2013; headstone photo added by B. Walls.
Emmett Fletcher Brown, Sr; born 4 Jan 1884; died 30 Dec 1967; buried here; triple headstone photo
shown with wife Nannie Arabelle Brown and son, George W. Brown.


Nannie Arabelle Garlick

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'62 015833; WV Archives Web Site.
Nannie A. Brown; age 69; born 12 Feb 1893 in Shawsville, VA; married; living at Yukon, WV; daughter
of Field amd Adaline (Craighead) Garlic; died 13 oct 1962 in Yukon, WV; from a coronary thrombosis;
buried 16 Oct 1962 in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield, WV; informant, Emmitt F. Brown, Yukon, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Kenneth Bowen; 28 Nov 2011; headstone photo added by B. Walls.
Nannie A. Garlic Brown; born13 Feb 1893; died 13 Oct 1962; buried here; triple headstone photo
shown with husband, Emmett Fletcher Brown, Sr and son, George W. Brown.


George W. Brown

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 9 Mar 2014.
George W, Brown; born 27 Sep 1913; died 6 sep 1968; buried here; triple headstone photo
shown with parents, Emmett Fletcher Brown, Sr and Nannie Arabelle Garlic Brown.


Oscar Brown

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 13 jan 1920; Page 219A; Image
13 of 17; Family #164/168.
listed as Oscar Brown; age 43; born in OH; married; coal miner; head of household.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan Road; taken on 15 Apr 1930;
Page 207B; Image 30 of 75; Family #254/270.
Listed as Oscar Brown; age 55; born in OH; married at 24; coal loader in mine; head of household.


Edna Glass

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 13 jan 1920; Page 219A; Image
13 of 17; Family #164/168.
listed as Edna Brown; age 40; born in OH; married; in household of husband, Oscar Brown.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan Road; taken on 15 Apr 1930;
Page 207B; Image 30 of 75; Family #254/270.
Listed as Edna Brown; age 51; born in OH; married at 19; in household of husband, Oscar Brown.


Clifford Brown

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 13 jan 1920; Page 219A; Image
13 of 17; Family #164/168.
listed as Clifford Brown; age 18; born in OH; coal miner; in household of father, Oscar Brown.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan Road; taken on 15 Apr 1930;
Page 207B; Image 30 of 75; Family #254/270.
Listed as Cliford Brown; age 30; born in OH; divorced; loader in coal mine; in household of father,
Oscar Brown.


Albert Brown

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 13 jan 1920; Page 219A; Image
13 of 17; Family #164/168.
listed as Ab Brown; age 17; born in OH; trapper in coal mine; in household of father, Oscar Brown.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan Road; taken on 15 Apr 1930;
Page 207B; Image 30 of 75; Family #254/270.
Listed as Albert Brown; age 28; born in OH; single; loader in coal mine; in household of father,
Oscar Brown.


Audra Brown

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 13 jan 1920; Page 219A; Image
13 of 17; Family #164/168.
listed as Audra Brown; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, Oscar Brown; twin of Eugene.


Harold Brown

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 13 jan 1920; Page 219A; Image
13 of 17; Family #164/168.
listed as Harold Brown; age 3 yrs, 9 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Oscar Brown.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan Road; taken on 15 Apr 1930;
Page 207B; Image 30 of 75; Family #254/270.
Listed as Harold Brown; age 14; born in WV; in household of father, Oscar Brown.


Irene Brown

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 13 jan 1920; Page 219A; Image
13 of 17; Family #164/168.
listed as Irene Brown; age 2 yrs, 3 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Oscar Brown; twin of Eugene.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan Road; taken on 15 Apr 1930;
Page 207B; Image 30 of 75; Family #254/270.
Listed as Irene Brown; age 22 (sic, 12); born in WV; single; in household of father, Oscar Brown.


Eugene D. Brown

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 13 jan 1920; Page 219A; Image
13 of 17; Family #164/168.
listed as Eugene Brown; age 2 yrs, 3 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Oscar Brown; twin of Irene
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan Road; taken on 15 Apr 1930;
Page 207B; Image 30 of 75; Family #254/270.
Listed as Eugene Brown; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, Oscar Brown.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #17656; WV Archives Web Site.
Eugene Brown; age 23; born at Hensley, WV; married; miner; living at Roderfield, WV;
son of Oscar and Edna (Glass) Brown, both born in Jackson Co, OH; died 19 Dec 1941
in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV; from chrushing injuries to chest and lung; caught by mine
car; buried; 21 Dec 1941 at Roderfield, WV.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 22 Dec 2013.
Eugene D. Brown; born 26 Sep 1917; died 19 Dec 1941; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Bertha Brown

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 13 jan 1920; Page 219A; Image
13 of 17; Family #164/168.
listed as Bertha Brown; age 9 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Oscar Brown; twin of Eugene.