McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Jane Elizabeth Mitchell

1. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 90.
John Hicks, age 22, married on 3 Jul 1898 Jane Mitchell, age 20.
If this is the same John Hicks, the age would have to be off by 10 years.
This is the same John Hicks. See Ref 5 below.
2. E-mail message, 29 Jul 2000, TRYPOD@ @aol.com, John D. Hicks.
John D. Hicks was my great grandfather and he was married to Elizabeth
Baker. They divorced and he remarried Jane Mitchell. He had children by both
wives. My grandfather, Mack Hicks, was a son by Elizabeth Baker. McKinley
Hicks was another son by Jane Mitchell.
3. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 14 Jun 1900; Page 245B; Image 14
of 65; Family #17/117.
Listed as Jane Hicks; age 34; born in 1866 in VA; married 2 yrs; 6 children, 5 living; in household of
husband. John D. Hicks.
4. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 15 Apr 1910; Page 65A;
Image 1 of 28; Family 4/4.
Listed as Jane Hix; age 43; born in WV; married twice; last time for 12 yrs; 11 children; 8 living; farm
laborer; in household of husband, John D. Hicks.


William Thomas Atwell

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 244B, Family #104.
Listed as William T. Atwell, age 12, born in Feb 1888 in WV, in household of father, William
Henry Atwell.
2. 1910 Census, Fayette Co, WV; Fayetteville; taken on 19 Apr 1910; Page 98B; Image 4 of 58;
Family #40/41.
Listed as William T. Atwell; age 23; born in WV; single; laborer in saw mill; boarder in household
of Joseph P. Fields.
3. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #3190; 5 Jun 1917; Ancestry.com Web Site.
William Thomas Atwell; age 30; born in Berwind, WV; single; living at Yukon, WV; coal miner for
Eclipse Poca Coal Co at Dan, WV; medium height; blue eyes and black hair; rheumatism.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken 29 Feb 1920; Page 222A; Image 17 of
26; Family #135/135.
Listed as William T. Atwell; age 31; born in WV; married; coal mine laborer; head of household.
5. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Lex; E.D. 24-60; taken on 16 Apr 1940;
Page 1195B; Image 32 of 132; Household #246.
Listed as William T. Atwell; age 52; born in WV; married; 4th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; trackman in coal mine; head of household.
6. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-181; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
William Thomas Atwell; age 54; born 3 Feb 1888 in McDowell Co, WV; living at Bradshaw, WV;
employed by Southern Coal Corp at Bradshaw, WV; person who will always know address,
Elizabeth Atwell, Bradshaw, WV; 5'4" tall; 156 lbs; blue eyes; brown hair; ruddy complexion.
7. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'70 013646; WV Archives Web Site.
William Atwell; age 82; born 3 Feb 1888 in WV; married; husband of Elizabeth Mitchem; living
at Bradshaw, WV; miner; SS#235-05-1956; served in WW I; son of Henry and Susie (Kennedy)
Atwell; died 20 Sep 1970 in Doctors Memorial Hospital, Welch, WV; due to oral carcinoma with
metastasis; buried 22 Sep 1970 in Vance Cemetery, Bradshaw, WV.
8. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
William Atwell; born on 3 Feb 1888; died on 20 Sep 1970; buried here.


William Thomas Atwell

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 244B, Family #104.
Listed as William T. Atwell, age 12, born in Feb 1888 in WV, in household of father, William
Henry Atwell.
2. 1910 Census, Fayette Co, WV; Fayetteville; taken on 19 Apr 1910; Page 98B; Image 4 of 58;
Family #40/41.
Listed as William T. Atwell; age 23; born in WV; single; laborer in saw mill; boarder in household
of Joseph P. Fields.
3. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #3190; 5 Jun 1917; Ancestry.com Web Site.
William Thomas Atwell; age 30; born in Berwind, WV; single; living at Yukon, WV; coal miner for
Eclipse Poca Coal Co at Dan, WV; medium height; blue eyes and black hair; rheumatism.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken 29 Feb 1920; Page 222A; Image 17 of
26; Family #135/135.
Listed as William T. Atwell; age 31; born in WV; married; coal mine laborer; head of household.
5. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Lex; E.D. 24-60; taken on 16 Apr 1940;
Page 1195B; Image 32 of 132; Household #246.
Listed as William T. Atwell; age 52; born in WV; married; 4th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; trackman in coal mine; head of household.
6. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-181; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
William Thomas Atwell; age 54; born 3 Feb 1888 in McDowell Co, WV; living at Bradshaw, WV;
employed by Southern Coal Corp at Bradshaw, WV; person who will always know address,
Elizabeth Atwell, Bradshaw, WV; 5'4" tall; 156 lbs; blue eyes; brown hair; ruddy complexion.
7. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'70 013646; WV Archives Web Site.
William Atwell; age 82; born 3 Feb 1888 in WV; married; husband of Elizabeth Mitchem; living
at Bradshaw, WV; miner; SS#235-05-1956; served in WW I; son of Henry and Susie (Kennedy)
Atwell; died 20 Sep 1970 in Doctors Memorial Hospital, Welch, WV; due to oral carcinoma with
metastasis; buried 22 Sep 1970 in Vance Cemetery, Bradshaw, WV.
8. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
William Atwell; born on 3 Feb 1888; died on 20 Sep 1970; buried here.


Elizabeth "Lizzie" Mitchem

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 2 May 1910; Page 200A;
Family #232/241.
Listed as Elizabeth Mitchum; age 11 mons; born in WV; in household of father, John Mitchem.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 7 Apr 1930; Page 246B;
Family #102.
Listed as Lizzie Hagerman; age 21; born in WV; married at 15; in household of husband, William D.
Hagerman.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Lex; E.D. 24-60; taken on 16 Apr 1940;
Page 1195B; Image 32 of 132; Household #246.
Listed as Elizabeth Atwell; age 31; born in WV; married; 7th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, William T. Atwell.


Eugene Alley

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hemphill; taken on
19 Jan 1920; Page 270B; Image 20 of 30; Family #182/182.
Listed as Eugene Alley; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, William M. Alley.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 293; WV Archives Web Site.
Eugene Alley; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Hemphille, WV; son of
William and Ella; married on 21 May 1935 at Welch, WV; Elva Hicks; age 19; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; living at Hemphill, WV; daughter of Mack and Della.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site.
" Eugene Alley
Birth 3 Sep 1917
Death 8 Apr 1990 (aged 72)
Burial
Fairhaven Memorial Park
Santa Ana, Orange County, California"


Elva Hicks

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 209A;
Family #288.
Listed as Elva Hicks; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, Mack Hicks.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 293; WV Archives Web Site.
Eugene Alley; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Hemphille, WV; son of
William and Ella; married on 21 May 1935 at Welch, WV; Elva Hicks; age 19; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; living at Hemphill, WV; daughter of Mack and Della.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Elva Alley
[Elva Hicks]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 25 Jan 1921
Birth Place: Hensley Mcdo, West Virginia
Death Date: 6 Jan 1989
Father: Mack Hicks
Mother: Della Blackburn
SSN: 307304981
Notes: Jul 1947: Name listed as ELVA ALLEY"
4. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Elva Alley
Birth Date: 25 Jan 1921
Death Date: 6 Jan 1989
Cemetery: Fairhaven Memorial Park
Burial or Cremation Place: Santa Ana, Orange County, California, United States of America
Has Bio?: N
URL: https://www.findagrave.com/mem..."


Charles Virgil Hicks

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Susannah; taken on 13 Jan 1930; Page 23B;
Image 4 of 47; Family #35/39.
Listed as Virgie Hicks; age 2 yrs, 1 mon; born in WV; in household of father, John L. Hicks.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Susannah; taken on 24 Apr 1930; Page 112B;
Image 24 of 52; Family #218/222.
Listed as Virgie Hicks; age 15; born in WV; in household of father, John L. Hicks.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 475; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Virgil Hicks; born 19 Nov 1915 at War, WV; living at War, WV; son of John and Lucinda;
married on 27 Dec 1938 in McDowell Co, WV; Eddie Brewster; born 5 Jul 1918 at War, WV; living at
War, WV; daughter of Richard and Leecie.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War; E.D. 24-20; Page 390A; Image 39 of 62;
Househld #312.
Listed as Virgil Hicks; age 22; born in WV; married; 5th grade edeucation; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; no listed occupation; head of household.
5. Social Security Death Index; LDS Web Site.
Virgil Hicks; age 47; born 19 Mov 1917; died in Dec 1964; last residence WV.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'64 018807; WV Archives Web Site.
Virgil Hicks; age 47; born 19 Nov 1917 at War, WV; married; SS# 233-20-2749; son of John and Lucy
(Keene) Hicks; died 23 Dec 1964 at War, WV; due to a coronary accident; buried 26 Dec 1964 in
Cove Cemetery, War, WV; informant, Eddie Hicks, War, WV.
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Cove Cemetery, War, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by David and
Elizabeth(Reed) Earnes; 26 May 2011.
Charles Virgil Hicks; born 19 Nov 1917; died 23 Dec 1964; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"DADDY".
8. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Preacher John Hicks"; Article; Page 197; submitted by Stephnie Newell and
Anita Hicks Newell, 1207 Laurens Way. Knightdale, NC 27545.


Etta Louise "Eddie" Brewster

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 152B; Image 4 of 57;
Family #26/27.
Listed as Eddie Brewster; age 7; born in VA; in household of father, Richard Brewster.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 475; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Virgil Hicks; born 19 Nov 1915 at War, WV; living at War, WV; son of John and Lucinda;
married on 27 Dec 1938 in McDowell Co, WV; Eddie Brewster; born 5 Jul 1918 at War, WV; living at
War, WV; daughter of Richard and Leecie.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War; E.D. 24-20; Page 390A; Image 39 of 62;
Househld #312.
Listed as Etta Hicks; age 18; born in WV; married; 3rd grade edeucation; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Virgil Hicks.


Lora Etta Hicks

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War; E.D. 24-20; Page 390A; Image 39 of 62;
Househld #312.
Listed as Laurette Hicks; age less than 1 mon; born in WV; in household of father, Virgil Hicks.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Preacher John Hicks"; Article; Page 197; submitted by Stephnie Newell and
Anita Hicks Newell, 1207 Laurens Way. Knightdale, NC 27545.


Lucinda Hicks

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Preacher John Hicks"; Article; Page 197; submitted by Stephnie Newell and
Anita Hicks Newell, 1207 Laurens Way. Knightdale, NC 27545.


Pansy Louise Hicks

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Preacher John Hicks"; Article; Page 197; submitted by Stephnie Newell and
Anita Hicks Newell, 1207 Laurens Way. Knightdale, NC 27545.


Sam McGee Hicks

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Preacher John Hicks"; Article; Page 197; submitted by Stephnie Newell and
Anita Hicks Newell, 1207 Laurens Way. Knightdale, NC 27545.


Roy Graham Hicks

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Preacher John Hicks"; Article; Page 197; submitted by Stephnie Newell and
Anita Hicks Newell, 1207 Laurens Way. Knightdale, NC 27545.


Barbara June Hicks

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Preacher John Hicks"; Article; Page 197; submitted by Stephnie Newell and
Anita Hicks Newell, 1207 Laurens Way. Knightdale, NC 27545.


Walter Gordon Hicks

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Preacher John Hicks"; Article; Page 197; submitted by Stephnie Newell and
Anita Hicks Newell, 1207 Laurens Way. Knightdale, NC 27545.


Merle Eugene Hicks

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'66 019342; WV Archives Web Site.
Merle Eugene Hicks; born 27 Oct 1964 at Welch, WV; living at War, WV; son of Virgil and Eddie
(Brewster) Hicks; died 14 Nov 1966 at War, WV; due to pneumonia; buried; 17 Nov 1966 in Big
Creek Cemetery, Big Creek, WV; informant, Virgil Hicks, War, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Big Creek Cemetery II; McDowell Co, WV; submitted by Victoria Taylor-True;
16 Jul 2012; headstone phot aded by Charles Mattes.
Mele Eugene Hicks; born 27 Oct 1964; died 15 Nov 1966; buried here; headstone photo shown.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Preacher John Hicks"; Article; Page 197; submitted by Stephnie Newell and
Anita Hicks Newell, 1207 Laurens Way. Knightdale, NC 27545.


McKinley David Hess

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 445; WV Archives Web Site.
McKinley David Hess; age 23; born at Raven, VA; single; living at War, WV; married on
31 May 1945 at War, WV; Pansy Evelyn Hicks; age 18; born and living at War, WV; single;
with consent of Lucy Hicks, mother of Pansy Evelyn Hicks.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Corunna Cemetery, Corunna, DeKalb Co, IN; submitted by Jim Teegardin
27 Oct 2014.
McKinley D. Hess; born 2 Sep 1921; died 23 Feb 2000; buried here; no gravemarker photo shown.


Pansy Evelyn Hicks

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Susannah; taken on 24 Apr 1930; Page 112B;
Image 24 of 52; Family #218/222.
Listed as Evaline Hicks; age 3; born in WV; in household of father, John L. Hicks.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War; E.D. 24-20; Page 390A; Image 39 of 62;
Househld #311.
Listed as Pansy E. Hicks; age 14; born in WV; 4th grade education; not attending school; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, John L. Hicks.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 445; WV Archives Web Site.
McKinley David Hess; age 23; born at Raven, VA; single; living at War, WV; married on
31 May 1945 at War, WV; Pansy Evelyn Hicks; age 18; born and living at War, WV; single;
with consent of Lucy Hicks, mother of Pansy Evelyn Hicks.
4. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Pansy Hess; born 8 Sep 1926; died in Feb 1986; SS# 309-62-5982; card issued in IN in 1969.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Corunna Cemetery, Corunna, DeKalb Co, IN; submitted by Jim Cox;
29 Jul 2012.
Pansy E. Hess; born in 1926; died in 1986; buried here; no grave marker photo shown.


Virgil M. Hicks Jr

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; E.D. 24-17; taken on 14 May 1940; Page 337B;
Image 56 of 64; Household #466.
Listed as Virgil Hicks; age 20; born in WV; married; 3rd grade education; lived in same place on 1 Apr
1935; coal loader in coal mine; in household of step-father, James H. Hill.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1944); Page 115; WV Archives Web Site.
Virgil Hicks; age 24; born and living at Caretta, WV; divorced; married on 10 Mar 1944 at Yukon, WV;
Etta Brewster; age 18; born and living at Caretta, WV; single; with consent of Maggie Brewster, mother
of Etta Brewster.
3. Tazewell co, VA; Death Certificate #85-044175; Ancestry.com Website.
Virgil Hicks, Jr; age 65; born 15 Jan 1920 in WV; married; husband of Etta Brewster Hicks; retired
coal miner; served in US Armed Forces; living at Rt 1, Box 132-D, Cedar Bluff, VA; son of Virgil and
Amanda (Hicks) Hicks; died 16 Dec 1985 in Mattie Williams Hospital, Richlands, VA; due to
cardiopulmonary arrest, acute respiratory failure with severe congestive heart failure and carcinoma
of lift lung; buried in Big Creek Cemetery near War, WV; informant, Etta B. Hicks, wife.


Etta Latavia Brewster

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood Road; taken on 7 May 1930; Page
78B; Family #33.
Listed as Eddie Brewster; age 3 yrs, 4 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Dimmon Brewster.
(Twin of Hettie Brewster)
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; E.D. 24-17; taken 15 May 1940; Page 338B;
Image 58 of 64; Household #481.
Listed as Eddie Brewster male, sic female); age 12; born in WV; single; 4th grade education;
attending school; lived in same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Demon Brewster.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1944); Page 115; WV Archives Web Site.
Virgil Hicks; age 24; born and living at Caretta, WV; divorced; married on 10 Mar 1944 at Yukon, WV;
Etta Brewster; age 18; born and living at Caretta, WV; single; with consent of Maggie Brewster,
mother of Etta Brewster.
4. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Etta B. Hicks; born 5 Feb 1926; died 25 Apr 2010; last residence, McAdenville, Gaston Co, NC; last
benefit, Cedar Bluff, Tazewell Co, WV; card issued in WV in 1967.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Hicks Cemetery, Big Creek, Logan Co, WV; submitted by J.L.; 27 Apr
2010.
Etta LaTavia Brewster Hicks; born 5 Feb 1926; died 25 Apr 2010; buried here; no grave marker
photo shown; obituary shown.
"Mrs. Etta LaTavia Brewster Hicks age 84 of 6532 Lackey Road, Vale went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 25, 2010.

"Her funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the Open Door Community Church in Baptist Valley, Virginia with Rev. Charlie McGlothin and Rev. Robert Gittens officiating. Her body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in the Hicks Family Cemetery in Big Creek, West Virginia.

"The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Open Door Community Church in Baptist Valley, Virginia.

"Mrs. Hicks was born in McDowell County, West Virginia on February 5, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Denmon and Mary Belle Mitchell Brewster.

"She was also preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Hicks Jr., her daughter, Carol Hicks Rose, two sons-in-law, Charlie Nease and Burton White, six brothers and four sisters. Mrs. Hicks was a homemaker.

"She is survived by five sons, Riley Hicks of Stoney Ridge, Va., Willis Hicks of Albion, Indiana, Elzie Hicks and wife, Glenna of Stanley, N.C., Dennis Hicks of Stewart Town, Pa. and James Hicks of Martinsville, Va.; four daughters, Wanda H. White and husband, Ronald Lee of Vale, N.C., Gaye H. Bean and husband, James of Denver, N.C., Melva H. Pruett and husband, Grant of McAdenville, N.C. and Dora H. Nease of Cedar Bluff, Va.; 33 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren...."


Richard Brewster

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek Township, taken on 13 Jun 1900,
Page 79A, Family #121.
Listed as Richard Brewster, age 14, born in Mar 1886 in WV, in household of father, Benjamin
Brewster.
2. Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940; LDS Web Site.
Richard Brewster; age 20; son of Benjamin and Fannie; married on 16 Aug 1906 in Tazewell Co,
VA; Ida Pruett; age 19; daughter of John C. and Susan.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 2 May 1910; Page 199B; Image 26 of
48; Family #225/233.
Listed as Richard Brewster; age 34; born in WV; married once for 3 yrs; lumber stacker in saw mill;
head of household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; WWI Draft Registration Card #4402; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Richard Brewster; age 33; born 13 Mar 1885 ; living at War, WV; miner; employed by Pocahontas
Domestic Coal Co, War, WV; neareste relative, Ida M. Brewster, War, WV; meium height and build;
gray eyes and dark hair.
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War; taken on 10 Jan 1920; Page 55B; Image
20 of 41; Family #194/196.
Listed as Richard Brewster; age 34; born in WV; married; "scaleing" (weighman?) in coal mine;
head of household.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 345; WV Archives Web Site.
Richard Brewster; age 43; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; miner; living at War, WV; son of
Benjamin and Fannie Brewster; married on 30 Sep 1929 at Welch, WV; Letha Bryant; age 46; born
in McDowell Co, WV; divorced; daughter of William and Elizabeth Harman.
7. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 152B; Image 4 of 57;
Family #26/27.
Listed as Richard Brewster; age 44; born in VA; married; farmer; head of household.
8. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Berwind-Newhall; E.D. 24-19; taken on 29 Apr
1940; Page 360 A; Image 25 of 46; Household #214.
Listed as Richard Brewster; age 54; born in WV; widowed; 5th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; farm laborer; head of household.
9. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-627; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Richard Brewster; age 56; born 13 Mar 1886 at Newhall, WV; living at War, WV; employed by Mr.
Walter Elliott, War, WV; person who will always know address, Tom Brewster, brother, War, WV; 5'9"
tall; 145 lbs; gray eyes; gray hair; ruddy complexion.
10. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'57 006280; WV Archives Web Site.
Richard Brewster; age 71; born 13 Mar 1886 at Newhall, WV; retired coal miner; living at War, WV;
SS# 233-22-4867; son of Benjamin and Fannie (Rose) Brewster; died 2 May 1957 in Grace
Hospital, Welch, WV; due to mulitple rib fractures to left rib cage with developed bronchopneumonia
fell off porch striking left chest; buried 5 May 1957 in Grassy Spur Cemetery, Bishop, VA.


Ida Mae Pruitt

1. Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940; LDS Web Site.
Richard Brewster; age 20; son of Benjamin and Fannie; married on 16 Aug 1906 in Tazewell Co, VA;
Ida Pruett; age 19; daughter of John C. and Susan.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 2 May 1910; Page 199B; Image 26 of 48;
Family #225/233.
Listed as Ida Brewster; age 33; born in VA; married once for 3 yrs; 2 children, 1 living; in household of
husband, Richard Brewster.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War; taken on 10 Jan 1920; Page 55B; Image 20 of 41;
Family #194/196.
Listed as Ida Brewster; age 34; born in VA; married; in household of husband, Richard Brewster.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate $13032; WV Archives Web Site.
Ida Brewster; age 40 yrs, 11 mons, 18 days; born 6 Oct 1886 in VA; married; wife of Richard Brewster;
daughter of John C. and Susan E, (Epperson) Pruett; died 24 Sep 1927 at War, WV; due to myocarditis
during childbirth; buried 25 Sep 1927 at Newhall, WV; informant, Richard Brewster.


John B. Brewster

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War; taken on 10 Jan 1920; Page 55B; Image 20 of 41;
Family #194/196.
Listed as John B. Brewster; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, Richard Brewster.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #10144; WV Archives Web Site.
John B. Brewster; age 18 yrs, 10 mons, 6 days; born 17 Sep 1910; single; brakeman in coal mine for
Soverign Poca. Coal Co, ar War, WV; living at War, WV; son of Richard and Ida (Pruitt) Brewster; died 23 Jul
1929 at Welch, WV; due to crushing injuries to chest and head; (mine? accident?); buried 24 Jul 1929 at
Shraeder, VA; informant, Richard Brewster, War, WV.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 152B; Image 4 of 57;
Family #26/27.
Listed as John Brewster; age 19; born in VA; in household of father, Richard Brewster.
(This must be a listing error, since John B. had died the year before).


Virgil Brewster

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War; taken on 10 Jan 1920; Page 55B; Image 20 of 41;
Family #194/196.
Listed as Virgil Brewster; age 1; born in WV; in household of father, Richard Brewster.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 152B; Image 4 of 57;
Family #26/27.
Listed as Walter Brewster; age 11; born in VA; in household of father, Richard Brewster.


Martha Brewster

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 152B; Image 4 of 57;
Family #26/27.
Listed as Martha Brewster; age 9; born in VA; in household of father, Richard Brewster.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Berwind-Newhall; E.D. 24-19; taken on 29 Apr 1940; Page 360 A;
Image 25 of 46; Household #214.
Listed as Martha Brewster; age 19; born in WV; single; 6th grade education; lived in same place on 1 Apr 1935;
lodger; in household of father, Richard Brewster.


Richard Brewster

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek Township, taken on 13 Jun 1900,
Page 79A, Family #121.
Listed as Richard Brewster, age 14, born in Mar 1886 in WV, in household of father, Benjamin
Brewster.
2. Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940; LDS Web Site.
Richard Brewster; age 20; son of Benjamin and Fannie; married on 16 Aug 1906 in Tazewell Co,
VA; Ida Pruett; age 19; daughter of John C. and Susan.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 2 May 1910; Page 199B; Image 26 of
48; Family #225/233.
Listed as Richard Brewster; age 34; born in WV; married once for 3 yrs; lumber stacker in saw mill;
head of household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; WWI Draft Registration Card #4402; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Richard Brewster; age 33; born 13 Mar 1885 ; living at War, WV; miner; employed by Pocahontas
Domestic Coal Co, War, WV; neareste relative, Ida M. Brewster, War, WV; meium height and build;
gray eyes and dark hair.
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War; taken on 10 Jan 1920; Page 55B; Image
20 of 41; Family #194/196.
Listed as Richard Brewster; age 34; born in WV; married; "scaleing" (weighman?) in coal mine;
head of household.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 345; WV Archives Web Site.
Richard Brewster; age 43; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; miner; living at War, WV; son of
Benjamin and Fannie Brewster; married on 30 Sep 1929 at Welch, WV; Letha Bryant; age 46; born
in McDowell Co, WV; divorced; daughter of William and Elizabeth Harman.
7. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 152B; Image 4 of 57;
Family #26/27.
Listed as Richard Brewster; age 44; born in VA; married; farmer; head of household.
8. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Berwind-Newhall; E.D. 24-19; taken on 29 Apr
1940; Page 360 A; Image 25 of 46; Household #214.
Listed as Richard Brewster; age 54; born in WV; widowed; 5th grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; farm laborer; head of household.
9. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-627; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Richard Brewster; age 56; born 13 Mar 1886 at Newhall, WV; living at War, WV; employed by Mr.
Walter Elliott, War, WV; person who will always know address, Tom Brewster, brother, War, WV; 5'9"
tall; 145 lbs; gray eyes; gray hair; ruddy complexion.
10. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'57 006280; WV Archives Web Site.
Richard Brewster; age 71; born 13 Mar 1886 at Newhall, WV; retired coal miner; living at War, WV;
SS# 233-22-4867; son of Benjamin and Fannie (Rose) Brewster; died 2 May 1957 in Grace
Hospital, Welch, WV; due to mulitple rib fractures to left rib cage with developed bronchopneumonia
fell off porch striking left chest; buried 5 May 1957 in Grassy Spur Cemetery, Bishop, VA.


Letha Harman

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken 7 Jun 1900; Page 76A, Family #65/665.
Listed as Leitha Harman, age 19, born in Apr 1881, in WV, in household of mother Elizabeth Harman.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, taken on 2 May 1910, Page 199B, Family #220.
Listed as Liefa Bryant, age 32, born in WV, married 6 years, 2 children, both living, in household of
husband, James Bryant.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, taken on 14 Jan 1920, Page 58B, Family #248.
Listed as Letha Bryant, age 31, born in WV, in household of husband, James Bryant.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 345; WV Archives Web Site.
Richard Brewster; age 43; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; miner; living at War, WV; son of Benjamin
and Fannie Brewster; married on 30 Sep 1929 at Welch, WV; Letha Bryant; age 46; born in McDowell Co,
WV; divorced; daughter of William and Elizabeth Harman.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 3 Apr 1930; Page 152B; Image 4 of 57; Family #26/27.
Listed as Letha Brewster; age 45; born in GA; married; in household of husband, Richard Brewster.
6. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #10503; WV Archives Web Site.
Letha Brewster; age 52; born 7 Apr 1884 on War Creek, WV; married; wife of Richard Brewster; daughter of William
and Elizabeth Harman; died 12 Jun 1936 at War, WV; due to cance of womb; no burial information; informant,
R.A. (sp?) Brewster.