McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Evan Branham

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1923); Page 195; WV Archives Web Site.
Evan Branham; age 30; born in Floyd Co, VA; single; miner; living at Canterberry, WV; son of Albert
and Mary; married on 1 Sep 1923 at Welch, WV; Lizzie Coffey; age 28; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of James and Lois.


Lizzie Coffey

1. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken on 22 Jun 1900; Page 232B; Image 53 of 79;
Family #504/511.
Listed as Lizzie Coffey; age 5; born in April 1895 in WV; in household of father, James G. Coffey.
(Twin of Willie L.)
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book#__(1912); Page 350; WV Archives Web Site.
William Bunn; age 23; born in Carroll Co, VA; miner; living at Premier, WV; single; son of J.P. and
M.J.; married on 5 Nov 1912 at Coalwood, WV; Lizzie Coffey; age 18; born in Mercer Co, WV; single;
living in McDowell Co, WV; daughter of L. A. and J.V. (sic, G.).
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1923); Page 195; WV Archives Web Site.
Evan Branham; age 30; born in Floyd Co, VA; single; miner; living at Canterberry, WV; son of Albert
and Mary; married on 1 Sep 1923 at Welch, WV; Lizzie Coffey; age 28; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of James and Lois.


Charles William Brooks

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #73-050894; Ancestry.com Website.
Charles William Brooks; age 18; born 23 Aug 1955 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 1 yr HS
education; living at Davy, WV; son of James Franklin and Mary Elizabeth (Hill) Brooks; married on
24 Nov 1973 in Grundy, VA; Donna Jean Mullins; age 17; born 14 Oct 1956 in WV; single; this is her
1st marriage; 3 yrs HS education; living at Twin Branch, WV; daughter of Howard Gore and Pearl
Louise (Branham) Mullins.


Donna Jean Mullins

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #73-050894; Ancestry.com Website.
Charles William Brooks; age 18; born 23 Aug 1955 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 1 yr HS
education; living at Davy, WV; son of James Franklin and Mary Elizabeth (Hill) Brooks; married on
24 Nov 1973 in Grundy, VA; Donna Jean Mullins; age 17; born 14 Oct 1956 in WV; single; this is her
1st marriage; 3 yrs HS education; living at Twin Branch, WV; daughter of Howard Gore and Pearl
Louise (Branham) Mullins.


Rush Hall

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1927); Page 85; Line #30; WV Archives Web Site.
Rush Hall; age 26; born in WV; single; living at Switzer, WV; miner; son of Jonas and Laura (Steele)
Hall; married on 11 Nov 1927 at Peach Creek, WV; Maxie McDonald; age 20; born in WV; single; living
at Peach Creek, WV; daughter of E.A. and Aves? (Manervia?) McDonald.


Maxie McDonald

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Vol #__(1927); Page 85; Line #30; WV Archives Web Site.
Rush Hall; age 26; born in WV; single; living at Switzer, WV; miner; son of Jonas and Laura (Steele)
Hall; married on 11 Nov 1927 at Peach Creek, WV; Maxie McDonald; age 20; born in WV; single; living
at Peach Creek, WV; daughter of E.A. and Aves? (Manervia?) McDonald.


Ernest Courtland Freeman Sr.

1. FindAgrave.com Website; submitted by Beverly Aker; 4 Aug 2011.
" Ernest Courtland Freeman
Birth 26 Aug 1898
Death 3 Nov 1971 (aged 73)
Burial
Shady Grove Cemetery
Skygusty, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 74423591"

Additional Information Posted:
"Ernest G. Freeman, 73, of Skygusty, died Wednesday, November 3, 1971 in a Welch hospital after a long illness.

"Born August 26, 1898 in Horsepen Cove, he was a son of the late William and Macky Bowman Freeman.

"He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Skygusty. He also was a member of the American Legion and UMWA Local Union 9534.

"Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Maggie Harmon Freeman; three sons, Ernest Freeman of White Plains, Md., Edwin Freeman of LaPlata, Md., and Johnny Freeman of Petersburg, Va.;; four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Cleta) Day and Betty Garay of Skygusty, Mrs. Thomas (Pearl) O'Dell of Lothian, Md. and Mrs. Harry (Kitty) Moxley of Accokeek, Md.; seven sisters, Mrs. Clara Brewster, Mrs. Frances Boothe, Mrs. Nola Curtis, and Icey Freeman of Horsepen, Va.; Mrs. Nellie Brewster of Squire, Mrs. Pearl Howie of Inkster, Mi., and Mrs. Grace Hill of Bluefield; 17 grandchildren/ and 16 great-grandchildren.

"Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m at the Church of Jesus Christ in Skygusty with Rev. Charles Sublett and Rev Carl Lambert officiating.

"Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery at Skygusty.

"Grandson will serve as pallbearers.

"The body will be taken from Douglas Mortuary in Welch to the home in Skygusty today at 3 p.m and will be taken to the church Saturday at noon.

"Published 11-5-1971 in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph."


Maggie Blanch Harman

1. "Pedigree Resource File", CD #12, LDS, submitted 19 Mar 2000 by Morris, 1201
Treeland Terrace, Chesapeake, VA 23322.
Maggie Blanch Harman was born on 15 Dec 1905 in McDowell Co, WV; died on 6
Nov 1986 in McDowell Co, WV; buried in Shady Grove Cemetery, Skygusty, WV.
2. FindAgrave.com Website; submitted by Beverly Aker; 10 Oct 2012.
" Maggie Blanche Harman Freeman
Birth 15 Dec 1905
Death 6 Nov 1986 (aged 80)
Burial
Shady Grove Cemetery
Skygusty, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 98643796"

Additional Information Posted:
"Maggie Blanche Harman Freeman, 80, of Skygusty, was dead on arrival Thursday, November 6, 1986 at a New Smyrna Beach, Fl. Hospital.Born December 15, 1905 in Skygusty, she was a daughter of the late John Bailey and Lou Alley Harman. She was a lifelong resident of Skygusty and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, Skygusty.

"She was a housewife and was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest C. Freeman in 1971, one son, Curtis in 1951; three brothers and one sister.

"Survivors: sons, Earnest C. Freeman, Jr., of White Plains, Md., Eugene Freeman of LaPlata, Md., Johnnie W. Freeman of Sutherland, Va.; daughters, Mrs. Robert (Cledia) Day of Oak Hill, Fl., Mrs. Thomas (Pearl) o'Dell of Partlow, Va., Mrs. Claude (Betty) Presley of Skygusty, Mrs. Harry (Kitty) Moxley of Fort Washington, Md.; brothers, Steward Harman and Cammie K. Harman of Skygusty, Albert Harman and Sherman Harman of Tannersville, Va.; 16 grandchildren , 20 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.

"Funeral will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ, Skygusty, with Rev. Carl Lambert officiating and burial at Shady Grove Cemetery, Skygusty.

"Friends may call at the home of the deceased Sunday after 1 p.m.

"Douglas Mortuary in Welch is in charge of arrangements.

"Published In the Bluefield Daily Telegraph on November 8, 1986."


Ernest Courtland Freeman Jr

1. FindAgrave.com Website; submitted by Beverly Aker; 19 Jul 2013.
"...In addition to his parents, Ernest C. and Maggie Harman Freeman, he (Curtis Bailey Freeman) is survived by two children by a former marriage; Iva Jean of Skygusty and Danny Freeman of Willmington, De.; three brothers, Ernest, Jr,, Eugene and Johnny, all of Skygusty; and four sisters, Mrs. Cleta Day of Skygusty, Mrs. Pearlie O'Dell of Detroit, Mrs. Betty Garay of Washington, D.C. and Kitty Freeman of Washington, D.C...."


Eugene Freeman

1. FindAgrave.com Website; submitted by Beverly Aker; 19 Jul 2013.
"...In addition to his parents, Ernest C. and Maggie Harman Freeman, he (Curtis Bailey Freeman) is survived by two children by a former marriage; Iva Jean of Skygusty and Danny Freeman of Willmington, De.; three brothers, Ernest, Jr,, Eugene and Johnny, all of Skygusty; and four sisters, Mrs. Cleta Day of Skygusty, Mrs. Pearlie O'Dell of Detroit, Mrs. Betty Garay of Washington, D.C. and Kitty Freeman of Washington, D.C...."


Johnny Freeman

1. FindAgrave.com Website; submitted by Beverly Aker; 19 Jul 2013.
"...In addition to his parents, Ernest C. and Maggie Harman Freeman, he (Curtis Bailey Freeman) is survived by two children by a former marriage; Iva Jean of Skygusty and Danny Freeman of Willmington, De.; three brothers, Ernest, Jr,, Eugene and Johnny, all of Skygusty; and four sisters, Mrs. Cleta Day of Skygusty, Mrs. Pearlie O'Dell of Detroit, Mrs. Betty Garay of Washington, D.C. and Kitty Freeman of Washington, D.C...."


Cleta Freeman

1. FindAgrave.com Website; submitted by Beverly Aker; 19 Jul 2013.
"...In addition to his parents, Ernest C. and Maggie Harman Freeman, he (Curtis Bailey Freeman) is survived by two children by a former marriage; Iva Jean of Skygusty and Danny Freeman of Willmington, De.; three brothers, Ernest, Jr,, Eugene and Johnny, all of Skygusty; and four sisters, Mrs. Cleta Day of Skygusty, Mrs. Pearlie O'Dell of Detroit, Mrs. Betty Garay of Washington, D.C. and Kitty Freeman of Washington, D.C...."


Pearlie Freeman

1. FindAgrave.com Website; submitted by Beverly Aker; 19 Jul 2013.
"...In addition to his parents, Ernest C. and Maggie Harman Freeman, he (Curtis Bailey Freeman) is survived by two children by a former marriage; Iva Jean of Skygusty and Danny Freeman of Willmington, De.; three brothers, Ernest, Jr,, Eugene and Johnny, all of Skygusty; and four sisters, Mrs. Cleta Day of Skygusty, Mrs. Pearlie O'Dell of Detroit, Mrs. Betty Garay of Washington, D.C. and Kitty Freeman of Washington, D.C...."


Betty Freeman

1. FindAgrave.com Website; submitted by Beverly Aker; 19 Jul 2013.
"...In addition to his parents, Ernest C. and Maggie Harman Freeman, he (Curtis Bailey Freeman) is survived by two children by a former marriage; Iva Jean of Skygusty and Danny Freeman of Willmington, De.; three brothers, Ernest, Jr,, Eugene and Johnny, all of Skygusty; and four sisters, Mrs. Cleta Day of Skygusty, Mrs. Pearlie O'Dell of Detroit, Mrs. Betty Garay of Washington, D.C. and Kitty Freeman of Washington, D.C...."


Kitty Freeman

1. FindAgrave.com Website; submitted by Beverly Aker; 19 Jul 2013.
"...In addition to his parents, Ernest C. and Maggie Harman Freeman, he (Curtis Bailey Freeman) is survived by two children by a former marriage; Iva Jean of Skygusty and Danny Freeman of Willmington, De.; three brothers, Ernest, Jr,, Eugene and Johnny, all of Skygusty; and four sisters, Mrs. Cleta Day of Skygusty, Mrs. Pearlie O'Dell of Detroit, Mrs. Betty Garay of Washington, D.C. and Kitty Freeman of Washington, D.C...."


William Oscar Morgan Sr

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; Cub Creek; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page 179B;
Image 10 of 22; Family #88/89.
Listed as Oscar Morgan; age 4; born in WV; in household of mother, Hattie Morgan.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1949); Page 51; WV Archives Web Site.
William Oscar Morgan; age 22; born and living at North Spring, WV; divorced; married on
12 Feb 1949 at North Spring, WV; Janet Morgan; age 21; born at Capels, WV; divorced;
living at Iaeger, WV.
(Suspect they divorced and this was their remarriage)
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Woodlawn Cemetery, Bluewell, Mercer Co, WV; submitted by
Rosie McNaughton; 3 Jul 2014.
William Oscar Morgan, Sr; born 17 Sep 1926 in North Spring, WV; died 30 Jun 2014 in Princeton, WV;
buried here; gravemarker photo shown; person photo and obit posted; "TEC 5 * US ARMY";
"Mr. Morgan passed away at his home in Princeton, on June 30 and will be very much missed by his family. He was the son of Ottoway and Hattie Morgan who preceded him in death.

"He was a veteran, having served our country in the armed forces in WWII for which we are grateful. A family man, he was a retired coal operator and a member of the Rich Creek Baptist Church.

"Also preceding him in death are two sisters, Elsie Justice and Ernie Trent and two brothers, Sampie and Nathan Morgan.

"William is survived by his wife, two daughters, a son, a stepdaughter, three stepsons, 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren..."


Janet Gaynor Vance

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1949); Page 51; WV Archives Web Site.
William Oscar Morgan; age 22; born and living at North Spring, WV; divorced; married on
12 Feb 1949 at North Spring, WV; Janet Morgan; age 21; born at Capels, WV; divorced;
living at Iaeger, WV.
(Suspect they divorced and this was their remarriage)
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Janet Gaynor Vance
[Janet Morgan]
SSN: 232-44-2113
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 22 Jul 1929
Birth Place: Capels McDowell, West Virginia
Death Date: 18 Apr 2002
Father: William E Vance
Mother: Bertha C Lockhart
Type of Claim: Original SSN.
Notes: Dec 1945: Name listed as JANET GAYNOR VANCE; Jun 1963: Name listed as JANET MORGAN; 26 Jun 1980: Name listed as JANET GAYNOR MORGAN; 30 Apr 2002: Name listed as JANET G MORGAN"
3. FindAgrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 7 Apr 2014.
Janet Gaynor Vance Morgan; born 22 Jul 1932 at Capels, WV; died 18 Apr 2002 in Roanoke, VA; buried
here; headstone photo shown; "Family links: Spouse: William Oscar Morgan (1926 - 2014)..."


Julia Patterson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1956); Page 422; WV Archives Web Site.
Sherman Keith; age 34; born in Childers, AL; single; colored; living at Big Sandy, WV; married on
25 Dec 1956 at Big Sandy, WV; Julia Patterson; age 22; born in Roderfield, WV; single; colored;
living in Big Sandy, WV.


Lillie Mae Mitchell

1. 1940 Census, Pike Co, KY; District #3; Jacksons Branch; E.D. 98-17; taken on 17 Apr 1940;
Page 350B; Image 16 of 22; Household #133.
Listed as Lillie Mitchell; age 15; born in KY; 7th grade education; not attending school; lived in
same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, William R. Mitchell.
2, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Lillie Mitchell
[Lillie Mae Sykes]
[Lillie Sykes]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 6 Oct 1924
Birth Place: Ashcamp Pike, Kentucky
Death Date: 20 Sep 1998
Father: Bill R Mitchell
Mother: Liza Rose
SSN: 407308481
Notes: Nov 1943: Name listed as LILLIE MITCHELL;
Oct 1954: Name listed as LILLIE MAE SYKES;
Jan 1964: Name listed as LILLIE FAYE SYKES;
03 Nov 1998: Name listed as LILLIE F SYKES"


Darrell Roberts I

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #72 033426; Ancestry.com Website.
Darrell Roberts; age 20; born 13 Mar 1952 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 8th grade
education; living at Roderfield, WV; son of Harrison and Ollie (Lester) Roberts; married on 3 Aug
1972 in Grundy, VA; Ida Mae Dillon; age 21; bor 18 Feb 1951 in WV; single; this is her 1st marriage;
4 yrs HS education; living at Box 12, Premier, WV; daughter of William Everett and Lessie
(Thompson) Dillon.
2. "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; Newspaper Obit; 28 Dec 2020; On-Line Edition.
"Darrell Roberts, 68, of Premier WV, passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley WV, after several months of declining health.

"Born March 13, 1952, in Panther WV he was the son of the late Harrison and Ollie Lester Roberts. He was a disabled coal miner and a longtime member of the UMWA Local Union 1713. He was of the Pentecostal faith, he loved to hunt, fish and spend time outdoors, but one of his greatest loves was his children and grandchildren. He was a Papaw to any kid that needed one. With his friendly smile and ability to tell a great story, he never met a stranger. He will forever be loved and missed by his family and friends.

"In addition to his sisters, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Melissa Scarberry, Freida Pruitt, Effie Justice, Virginia Betty Stout, and Phyllis Justice, three brothers, Roy Lee Roberts, Fred Roberts, and Milford Roberts.

"Left to cherish his memory is his wife of forty eight years, Ida Mae Roberts, two sons, Darrell Roberts II and Matthew Roberts and wife Amanda, eleven grandchildren, Haylie Roberts, Landon Roberts, Jayden Roberts, Miley Roberts, Matthew T. Roberts, Makayla Roberts, Brayden Roberts, Dalton Martin, Anthony Martin, Delbert Martin, and Cheyeana Martin, and many Nieces and Nephews.

"Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 12 Noon from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch WV with Pastor Randall Dority officiating; burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell WV. Friends may call Tuesday, December 29, 2020 from 11 A.M. to 12 Noon at the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch WV. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers.

"Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com.

"Fanning Funeral Home of Welch is serving the Roberts Family."


Ida Mae Dillon

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #72 033426; Ancestry.com Website.
Darrell Roberts; age 20; born 13 Mar 1952 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 8th grade
education; living at Roderfield, WV; son of Harrison and Ollie (Lester) Roberts; married on 3 Aug
1972 in Grundy, VA; Ida Mae Dillon; age 21; bor 18 Feb 1951 in WV; single; this is her 1st marriage;
4 yrs HS education; living at Box 12, Premier, WV; daughter of William Everett and Lessie
(Thompson) Dillon.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Herman Stout, Miner"; Article;
Page 247; submitted by Geneva Steele, HC61, Box 37-B, Paynesville, WV 24873.


Steve Gerald Beverly

1. Washington Co, VA; Marriage License #78 002578; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Steven Gerald Beverly; age 18; born 30 Apr 1959 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 4 yrs HS
education; living at G7360 Fenton Rd, Grand Blanc, Genessee Co, MI; son of Gerald Lee and
Rosalie Raveana (Jackson) Beverly; married on 11 Jan 1978 in Glade Spring, Washington Co, VA;
Shiela Lynn Elswick; age 15; born 15 Aug 1962 in MI; single; this is her 1st marriage; 1 yr HS
education; living at PO Box 816, Glade Spring, VA; daughter of Ralph Edward and Vickie Sandra
(Cryer) Elswick.