McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Families and Individuals

Notes


Lewis Dean Belcher

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1902); Page 80; WV Archives Web Site.
Louis Belcher; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Vivian, WV; son of Isaac;
married on 30 Dec 1902 at Bottom Creek, WV; Elizabeth Belcher, age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of Peter.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'66 019345; WV Archives Web Site.
Lewis Dean Belcher; age 86; born 22 Dec 1880 at Maitland, WV; married; retired miner; living at
Premier, WV; son of Isaac and Elsie (Rose) Belcher; died 22 Dec 1966 in Grace Hospital, Welch,
WV; due to probable cerebral thrombosis with encephalomalacia; buried 24 Dec 1966 in Belcher
Mountain Cemetery, near Welch, WV
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Vitginia Jenny Finley; 22 Sep 2007.
"Lewis Dean Belcher
Birth 22 Dec 1880
Maitland, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 22 Dec 1966 (aged 86)
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
New Belcher Mountain Community Cemetery
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA"

Additional Information Posted:
"First wife was his second cousin, Bettie Elizabeth Belcher-Belcher-White. Her maiden name was Belcher.

"Services were held at Elkhorn Regular Baptist Church - Belcher Mountain.

"His second wife was Lou Ella Workman, my mother said she was called "Effie". Marriage certificate shows Lewis was 74 and Lou Ella was 70 at the time of this marriage.

"Death Certificate lists his father as Isaac Belcher and mother as Elsie Rose. Lewis died in Grace Hospital in Welch, WV. I have found in my research that her name was spelled several ways Elsie, Alcy, Ailsie, and Ella. Isaac and Elsie had two children: Lewis and Peggie.

"I also know that Alcy (Elsie's) second husband was Frank Palmer.

"Betty & Lewis' children were:
Charity London Belcher
Robert Lee Belcher
William Isaac Belcher
Frank Ben H. Belcher
Cecil Henry Belcher
Minnie Marie Belcher.

"Census reports show that Lewis lived with his father Isaac Belcher and step-mother Cynthia Webb-Belcher, sister Peggie and brother Isaac.

"1900 Census report shows Lewis living with his sister, Margaret "Peggie" Simpson and her husband F.W. Simpson (Floyd).

"Siblings of Lewis:
Peggie Belcher b.1880
Isaac Belcher b. June 12,1888
Christenia b. June 15, 1890
William Owen Belcher b. Oct. 15,1894
John Palmer (son of Elsie and Frank Palmer)

"There may be more but listed above are the ones I have located.

"Note: Some paper work for Lewis shows there could be an error in his birth date, it may be 1884. There are several dates, however his death certificate shows 1880. His sister Peggie was born 1880 and they were not twins."


Elizabeth "Betty" Belcher

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Northfork District; taken on 21 Jun 1900; Page 229A;
Family #484/537.
Listed as Elizabeth Belcher; age 14; born in WV in May 1886; in household of father, Peter Belcher.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1902); Page 80; WV Archives Web Site.
Louis Belcher; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Vivian, WV; son of Isaac;
married on 30 Dec 1902 at Bottom Creek, WV; Elizabeth Belcher, age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of Peter.
3. Raleigh Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1945); Page 138; WV Archives Web Site.
Brady W. White; age 43; born 13 Jul 1903 in Mercer Co, WV; living at Rt 1, Mount Hope, WV; son of
Andrew and Lula White; married on 14 Sep 1945 at home of minister, Charles E. Walker, in Beckley,
Raleigh Co, WV; Elizabeth Belcher; age 54; born 26 May 1891 in McDowell Co, WV; living at RFD 1,
Mount Hope, WV; daughter of Peter and Lida Belcher.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Vitginia Jenny Finley; 12 Jan 2011.
" Bettie “Betty” Belcher White
Birth 27 May 1888
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 19 Jan 1954 (aged 65)
Scarbro, Fayette County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
High Lawn Memorial Park
Oak Hill, Fayette County, West Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"Bettie "Elizabeth" "Betty" Belcher was married to Lewis Dean Belcher on Dec. 30, 1902 in Bottom Creek, WV. age listed as 18 on this marriage certificate. Her parents are listed as Peter & Lydia Sizemore Belcher.

"I have found several documents placing her birth year at 1884/1885 and death certificate states birth year as 1888.

"Marriage certificate to her second husband, Brady W. White, lists her marriage date as September 14, 1945 and on this marriage document her birth date is listed as May 26, 1891 age 54.

"Death certificate #210 West Virginia State Dept. of Health - Div. of Vital Statistics lists her name as Bettie Belcher White and has her birth date as May 27, 1888 age 65. Her parents are listed as Peter and Lydia Sizemore Belcher on death certificate. Informant on death certificate is listed as B.W. White."


Cecil Belcher

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #13526; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
Cecil Belcher; age 19; born at Kimball, WV; single; miner; living at Kimball, WV; son of Louis and
Bettie Belcher; died 29 Sep 1932 at Big Four, WV; due to chrushed skull and internal injuries; struck
railroad engine at 9 pm while walking on N&W track; buried 1 Oct 1932 at Kimball, WV; informant,
Louis Belcher, Kimball, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Vitginia Jenny Finley; 27 Sep 2007.
"Cecil Belcher
Birth 14 Feb 1912
Kimball, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 29 Sep 1932 (aged 20)
Big Four, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
New Belcher Mountain Community Cemetery
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA"

Additional Information Posted:
"Cecil was the brother of my grandfather, William Isaac Belcher.

"He was kill in an accident that occurred in Big Four WV on a railroad track, North and West. He was struck by railroad engine when walking the track, his skull was crushed and he had internal injuries. Certificate of Death #13526"


Walter E. Gray

1. North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741-2004; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Barbara Hawks Smith
Gender: Female
Birth Date: abt 1933
Age: 36
Race: White
Spouse: Walter E Gray
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Age: 47
Spouse Race: White
Marriage Date: 13 Jun 1969
Marriage County: Surry
Marriage State: North Carolina"
.


Barbara Jo Hawks

1. Carroll Co, VA; Divorce Decree #7816; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Barbara H. Smith age 30; born (sic ?) and living in Carroll Co, VA; shirt factory worker; was granted
on 30 Dec 1963 a divorce from Calvin Joseph Smith; age 30; born and living in Surry Co, NC;
laborer; marriage was on 9 Jun 1951 in York, SC; lasted 11 yrs; basis, cruelty and desertion; one
minor child; seperation occurred 8 Oct 1962.
2. North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741-2004; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Barbara Hawks Smith
Gender: Female
Birth Date: abt 1933
Age: 36
Race: White
Spouse: Walter E Gray
Spouse Gender: Male
Spouse Age: 47
Spouse Race: White
Marriage Date: 13 Jun 1969
Marriage County: Surry
Marriage State: North Carolina"
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Barbara Jo Hawks
[Barbara H Smith]
[Barbara Gray]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 4 Apr 1933
Birth Place: Ieager McDow, West Virginia
[McDowell, West Virginia]
Death Date: 14 Jul 2001
Father: Loyd H Hawks
Mother: Grace P Leftwich
SSN: 228381281
Notes: Jan 1950: Name listed as BARBARA JO HAWKS;
Feb 1954: Name listed as BARBARA H SMITH;
Jul 1969: Name listed as BARBARA HAWKS GRAY;
18 Jul 2001: Name listed as BARBARA H GRAY"


Edward Ruggles Finney

1. Fredericksburg, VA; Marriage License #15259; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Edward Ruggle Finney; age 31; born in Spotsylvania Co, VA; divorced; one previous marriage;
baker's helper; living at 621 Wolfe St, Fredericksburg, VA; son of John and Lenna (Dillard) Finney;
married on 26 Jul 1941 in Fredericksburg, VA; Goldie Smith; age 32; born in Alleghany Co, VA; single;
living at 702 William Street, Fredericksburg, VA; daughter of Robert and Effie (Fisher) Smith.


Goldie Kyle Smith

1. Alleghany Co, VA; Delayed Birth Certificate #4813; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Goldie Kyle Smith; born 5 Jan 1906 in Alleghany Co, VA; 3rd child born to Robert M. and Effie Grey
(Fisher) Smith; Robet M. Smith, age 28, born in Alleghany Co, VA; railrod worker at her birth and Effie
Grey Fisher was 22, born in Bath Co, VA; they were married in Covington VA in 1899.
2. 1920 Census, Alleghany Co, VA; Covington District; taken 19 Jan 1920; Page 68A; Image 5 of 37;
Family #42/42.
Listed as Goldie K. Smith; age 15; born in VA; in household of father, Robert M. Smith
3. Fredericksburg, VA; Marriage License #15259; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Edward Ruggle Finney; age 31; born in Spotsylvania Co, VA; divorced; one previous marriage;
baker's helper; living at 621 Wolfe St, Fredericksburg, VA; son of John and Lenna (Dillard) Finney;
married on 26 Jul 1941 in Fredericksburg, VA; Goldie Smith; age 32; born in Alleghany Co, VA; single;
living at 702 William Street, Fredericksburg, VA; daughter of Robert and Effie (Fisher) Smith.


Kenneth Earl Robinette

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1966); Page 205; WV Archives Web Site.
Kenneth Earl Robinette; age 20; born 1 Oct 1946 in Welch, WV; single; no previous marriage; living
at Box 573, Iaeger, WV; son of Earl and Janale (Lester) Robinette; married 7 Nov 1966 in Jolo, WV;
Mary Nadine Jones; age 22; born 5 Jan 1944 in Bradshaw, WV; single; no previous marriage; living
at Box 16, iaeger, WV; daughter of Jim H, and Aretta (England) Jones.


Mary Nadine Jones

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records,
1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Mary Nadine Short, 75, of Bartley, WV, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Welch Community Hospital, Welch, WV.

"Nadine was born January 5, 1944 at Beartown, WV, a daughter of the late Jim and Aretta England Jones. She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting, flower gardens and working with the church and community. She was a lifelong devoted Christian and a member of the Mt. Carmel Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Steeles Friendly Neighbors Club.

"In addition to her parents Nadine was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace C. Short; son, Kenny Short; grandson, Lewis Dean Short, Jr; three sisters, Idaline Jones, Flora Jones, and Barbara Jean Farler; one brother, Edward Jones and two brothers in-law, George Farler and Roger Wimmer.

"Survivors include three sons, Lewis (Dorothy) Short and Wally Short all of Atwell Mountain and Jimmy (Veronica) Short of Bartley, WV; three daughters, Priscilla Short and Gary Early of the home; Ruby (Rodney) Metzger of Decatur, IN, Ruthie (Jeffrey) Johnson of Columbia City, IN; four sisters, Augustine Wimmer of Steeles, WV, Madalene Bailey of Bluefield, WV, Adenia Duff of Columbia City, IN, and Dela Jean Reed of Michigan; one brother Joseph (Cookie) Jones of Bidwell, OH,; 15 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; her dog Gracie; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins that loved her very much..

"Friends may visit with the family Thursday, July 4, 2019, after 5 p.m. at the Mt. Carmel Church of Christ on Atwell Mountain near Atwell, WV.

"Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 5, 2019 at 11o’clock with Reverend Charlie Kennedy, Reverend Doug Lowe and Pastor Ricky Garlic officiating at the Mt. Carmel Church of Christ on Atwell Mountain near Atwell, WV. Burial will follow in the Shortridge Cemetery on Garland Mountain near Garland, WV. ..."


Paul Charney

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 189; WV Archives Web Site.
Paul Charney; born 28 Mar 1914 in Gary, WV; single; living at Gary, WV; son of Michael and Mary;
married on 24 Jun 1939 in Gary, WV; Helen Ann Fitchko; born 17 Feb 1917 in Gary, WV; single;
living at Gary, WV; daughter of Michael and Helen.


Helen Ann Fitchko

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1939); Page 189; WV Archives Web Site.
Paul Charney; born 28 Mar 1914 in Gary, WV; single; living at Gary, WV; son of Michael and Mary;
married on 24 Jun 1939 in Gary, WV; Helen Ann Fitchko; born 17 Feb 1917 in Gary, WV; single;
living at Gary, WV; daughter of Michael and Helen.


William A. Altizer

1. Familysearch.com, LDS Web Site, David Riley Altizer.
William H. Altizer, son of David Riley and Susan Brewster Altizer, born
abt 1820, in Tazewell Co, VA; married first, Louisa Loveless Harman born in
1820 in KY, on 20 Jan 1839 in Tazewell Co, VA, divorced;
second Eveline Nelson abt 1844; third
Lavisa Asberry, born 9 Jan 1838, daughter of Thomas and Charlotte Hankins
Asberry; fourth, Vippy Wyatt, born abt 1831 in NC, daughter of S. and Mary Wyatt.
2. "Annals of Tazewell Co, VA", Harman, Vol I, page 109.
William Altizer married on 20 Jan 1839 Loves Harman.
3. Ancestry.com Web Site, William Altizer search, 3 Jan 2001, submitted by rjbarnett@netscope.com
William A. Altizer was born in 1819 in Tazewell Co, VA; died in 1892 in Tazewell Co, VA.
4. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Western District; taken on 23 Sep 1850; Page 300B, Family #1163/1163.
Listed as William Altizer, age 30, born in VA; farmer; head of household.
5. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Western District, Baptist Valley P.O., taken on 10 Aug 1860, page 876, Family #1310.
Listed as William Altizer, age 41, born in VA, farmer, head of household.
6. 1870 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Maiden Spring District, Knob PO, taken on 23 Aug 1870, Page 292B, Family #457.
Listed as William Altizer, age 52, born in VA, farmer, head of household.


Levisa Asbury

1. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV...", page 25.
Marriage Record, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 115.
John O. A. Sparks, age 23, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of Joseph and Levisa
Sparks, married on 9 Sep 1886 Lillie Stephenson, age 21, born in McDowell Co,
WV, daughter of James and Susan Stephenson.
2. "Annals of Tazewell Co, VA", Harman, Vol II, page 12.
Joseph Sparks married on 10 May 1854 Lavisa Asberry.
3. "1854 Register of Tazewell County, (VA) Marriages", Tazewell Co, VA Genweb
Site"
Joseph L. Sparks, age 18, born in (______) Co, NC, son of Jonathan and
Elizabeth Sparks, married on 10 May 1854 Lavisa Asbury, age 16, born in
Tazewell Co, VA, daughter of Thomas and Charlotte Asbury.
4. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Page 300A, Family 1152.
Listed as Levisa Asberry, age 12, born in VA, in household of father,
Thomas Asberry.
5. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1854, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Joseph Sparks, age 18, born in Wilkes Co, NC, son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Sparks, married on
10 May 1854 Larisa Asbury, age 16, daughter of Thomas and Charlotte Asbury, born in Tazewell Co, VA.
Married by Bird Lockhart.


Tracy Lynn Sparks

1. Evans-Calfee Funeral Home; Pineville, WV; Posted Obit.
"Tracy Lynn Graham age 48, of Glade Springs, Daniels WV, passed away
of a sudden illness at home on May 24,2019. She is the beloved wife patrick
Graham and mother of 13 yr. old Lukacs Eli; 10 yr. old daughter Mary Katherine, all
residing at their home, and son Jeffery Lee Growe 29, of Pineville WV. Tracy was
born April 29,1971 in Raleigh County WV, the daughter of Arnold "Sam" Sparks, Jr.
and Susan Shields Manual of Ga.

"During her childhood Tracy was blessed with the loving home of Emilene and
Arnold Spark Sr, her father "Sam" and stepmother LuAnn, bother Dustin, aunts Patsy,
Gwen and uncle Steve. Tracy's' fondest memories were blessed with joy of a
close and loving family community. Throughout her life, she spoke lovingly of aunts
& uncle as though they were sisters and brothers: Patsy and husband Billy Dalton;
Gwen and husband Jack Lane of Pineville WV, and Steve and wife Teresa Sparks of
NC.

"Tracy was a graduate of Pineville High School, and attended Southern Community
College and Bluefield State. She was a successful businessperson in her early career
before later joyfully devoting her full time as mother and a former Girl Scout leader.
Family members preceding Tracy in death are grandfather Arnold Sparks,Sr. and
her best friends aunt Patsy Sparks Dalton and step-mother LuAnn Colucci Sparks, all
of Pineville and her mother-in-law "Mammy''who Ioved and adored her, Helen Irene
Graham of Wyoming WV.

"Tracy and Patrick were ioined in marriage on June 26,2005 by Bishop Edward
Laxton (brother-in-law) in the Chapel of The Church off Jesus Christ LDS in Welch
WV with a host of friends and family attending.

"Tracy is the sister-in-law of Yolanda Graham, Judy McNair, Beverly Riling all of
Wyoming WV; Barbara Laxton, Pineville; Francis Mikles, Fairmont WV, and Betty
Asbury (deceased) of Raysell WV, all which referred to her as "sister" Tracy because
of her sweet personality and spirit and; all greatly admired her special motherhood
qualities. She will be sadly missed by husband Patrick's chidren and 11 grandchildren
Patrick II and 3 children offefferson City Tn; daughter Valerie, husband
Jeff and 4 childern of Kansas City.
; and daughter Lana and husband Shaun Harris and their 4 children ofCorbin Ky.
In her last 14 years Tracy loved life as a housewife mother. The previous 3 school
years she home schooled her children Lukacs and Mary Katherine. Tracy described
home school as her greatest motherhood experience. Home schooling was the
inspiration that began the Graham family tradition of Sunday worship and
devotional services, which all family members participated in Bible study and
discussion.

"To all that knew Tracy would remember her special motherhood gift and agree with
children Lukacs and Mary Katherine, anf Jeffery and husband Patrick, Tracy was the
Worlds Best Mother.

"The family will receive friends at Evans-Calfee Funeral Services in Pineville WV on
May 29,2019 between the hours of 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Following a brief intermission,
funeral services will begin at 7:00pm in the Chapel officiated by Rev. Michael Knotts
and Bishop Edward Laxton."


John S. Rector

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 23/25 Apr 1910; Page 189A;
Image 7 of 23; Family #72/72.
Listed as John Rector; age 40; born in VA; married once for 21 yrs; farm laborer; head of household.


Mary C.

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 23/25 Apr 1910; Page 189A;
Image 7 of 23; Family #72/72.
Listed as Mary Rector; age 30 (sic, she would have only been 9 yrs old at her marriage0; born in VA;
married once for 21 yrs; 9 children, 8 living; house keeping; in household of husband, John S. Rector.


James Rector

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 23/25 Apr 1910; Page 189A;
Image 7 of 23; Family #72/72.
Listed as James Rector, Jr; age 19; born in VA; farm laborer; in household of father, John S. Rector.


Alex Rector

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 23/25 Apr 1910; Page 189A;
Image 7 of 23; Family #72/72.
Listed as Alex Rector; age 13; born in VA; in household of father, John S. Rector.


Martha E. Rector

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 23/25 Apr 1910; Page 189A;
Image 7 of 23; Family #72/72.
Listed as Martha E. Rector; age 7; born in VA; in household of father, John S. Rector.


Mary N. Rector

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 23/25 Apr 1910; Page 189A;
Image 7 of 23; Family #72/72.
Listed as Mary N. Rector; age 7; born in VA; in household of father, John S. Rector.


V. Hagy Rector

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Maiden Spring District; taken on 23/25 Apr 1910; Page 189A;
Image 7 of 23; Family #72/72.
Listed as V. Hagy Rector; age 2; born in VA; in household of father, John S. Rector.