McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Rice M. Shelton

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Theresa/Thunderbird584; 10 Apr 2010.
" Rice M. Shelton
Birth 13 Oct 1857
Kentucky, USA
Death 25 Jun 1916 (aged 58)
Pulaski County, Kentucky, USA
Burial
Barren Fork Cemetery
McCreary County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 50931699"

Additional Information Posted:
"Rice M. Shelton was born in Kentucky in (Clinton County?) He was the son of Talitha (Marlow) and John A. Shelton of Clinton Co., Kentucky, He married Louisa Guffey about 1878. They were the parents of at least five children: Sarilda, John, Hannibal, Walter, and Marshal I. Shelton. After Louisa's death in 1889 he married Mary ____."


Louisa Guffey

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Bill; 19 Jun 2007; maintained by Anna Schulthesis Bertram.
" Louisa Guffey Shelton
Birth 15 Aug 1857
USA
Death 3 Sep 1889 (aged 32)
Kentucky, USA
Burial
Samuel Owens Cemetery
Alpha, Clinton County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 19977631"

Additional Information Posted:
"Louisa Guffey married Rice M. (Maxey?) Shelton about 1878, although no marriage record has been found in Clinton Co., Kentucky for this couple. They were the parents of at least five children: Sarilda, John, Hannibal, Walter and Marshal I. Shelton. After Louisa's death Rice married 2nd Mary ____ about 1901 and had at least two daughters: Lois and Litha. (No marriage record has been found in Clinton Co., Kentucky for the second marriage either.)"


Hannibal "Ham" Shelton

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #6007; WV Archives Web Site.
Hannibal "Ham" Shelton; age 54 yrs, 5 mons, 4 days; born in Cumberland City, KY; single; trackman
in coal mine; living in Welch, WV; son of Rice M. and Louisa (Guffet) Shelton; died 24 Apr 1937 on
Wyoming St, Welch, WV; due to strangulation from cord or tie around neck; homicide; buried 26 Apr
1937 at Roderfield, WV; informant, John M. Shelton, Murray City, OH.
(Birth date is entered as his death date in error)
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by John D. Shelton; 27 Apr 2020.
" Hannibal “Ham-Han” Shelton
Birth Nov 1882
Cumberland City, Clinton County, Kentucky, USA
Death 24 Apr 1937 (aged 54)
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Addison Christian Cemetery
Roderfield, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 209547810


Leo White

1.1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District, taken on 25 Apr 1910; Page 198A,
Family #44.
Listed as Leo White, age 3, born in WV, in household of father, Minnis R. White.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 494; WV Archives Web Site.
Leo White; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Crumpler, WV; son of Minnis White; married on
4 Dec 1926 at Beartown, WV; Clora Sizemore; age 16; born in Mercer Co, WV; living at Crumpler,
WV, daughter of J.M. Sizemore.
3. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Leo White
Race: White
Age: 35
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 30 Sep 1905
Birth Place: Wyoming, West Virginia, USA
Residence Place: Crumpler, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Registration Place: Crumpler, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: Unitied Pocohontas Coal Co
Weight: 155
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5 8
Next of Kin: Minnis Resin White
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Leo White Self (Head)
Minnis Resin White Father"
4. Texas, Select County Marriage Records, 1837-2015; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Leo White
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 18 Apr 1943
Marriage Place: Harris, Texas, USA
Spouse: Hallie Ivanita Christian (sic, Hallie Juanita Christian)
Document Number: 75033"
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by kenneth bowen; 25 Oct 2010.
" Leo White
Birth 30 Sep 1905
Crumpler, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 7 Jan 1955 (aged 49)
Crumpler, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Bailey Cemetery
Beartown, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"Beloved son of Minnis R. White and Virginia Bell White. Leo was a veteran of World War II as a PFC
U. S. Army Air Corps."


Clora Sizemore

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1926); Page 494; WV Archives Web Site.
Leo White; age 21; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Crumpler, WV; son of Minnis White; married on
4 Dec 1926 at Beartown, WV; Clora Sizemore; age 16; born in Mercer Co, WV; living at Crumpler, WV,
daughter of J.M. Sizemore.


William Allis "Bill" Dillon

1. 1900 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Clear Fork District; Pocahontas; taken 9 Jun 1900; Page 9A; Image
21 of 50; Family #156/162.
Listed as William Dillon; age 3; born in WV in Apr 1897; in household of father, William B. Dillon.
2. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Clear Fork District; taken 26 May 1910; Page 75B; Image 58 of 67;
Family #501/506.
Listed as Willie Dillon; age 13; born in WV; farm laborer; in household of father, William B. Dillon.
3. Tazewell Co, VA; WW I Draft Registration Card #118; 5 Jun 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Will Allis Dillon; age 21; born 14 Apr 1897 in Tazewell Co, VA; living at RFD Pocahontas, VA; farmer
for father W.B. Dillon, Pocahontas, VA; single; tall with medium build; brown eyes; dark hair; slightly
bald.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 83; WV Archives Web Site.
W.H. Dillion; age 22; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; miner; living at Pocahontas, VA; son of Will and
Susie; married on 17 Mar 1919 at Anawalt, WV; D.V. Spriggs; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of H.C. and Lockie.
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Jenkinjones; taken 5 Jan 1920; Page 276A; Image
1 of 34; Family #8/8.
Listed as Will Dillon; age 22; born in VA; married; motorman in coal mine; head of household.
6. Tazewell Co, VA; Death Certificate #15682; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Bill Dillion; age 39; born in 1895 (sic, 1897) in Tazewell Co, VA; married; husband of Drucy Dillion;
son of W.B. and Susan (Bailey) Dillion; died 26 Jun 1934 in Abbs Valley, Tazewell Co, VA; due to
heart failure; buried 28 Jun 1934 in Tazewell Co, VA; informant, Tom Dillion; RFD, Falls Mills, VA.


Drusie Victoria Spriggs

1. 1910 Census, Washington Co, VA; Holsten District; taken 27 Apr 1910; Page 81B; Image 18 of 28;
Family #160/161.
Listed as Druvie Spriggs; age 9; born in VA; in household of father, Henry C. Spriggs.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 83; WV Archives Web Site.
W.H. Dillion; age 22; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; miner; living at Pocahontas, VA; son of Will and
Susie; married on 17 Mar 1919 at Anawalt, WV; D.V. Spriggs; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of H.C. and Lockie.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Jenkinjones; taken 5 Jan 1920; Page 276A; Image
1 of 34; Family #8/8.
Listed as Victoria Dillon; age 18; born in TN; married; in household of husband, William A. Dillon.


William Benjamin Dillon

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Venus; taken 8 Apr 1930; Page 79A; Image 21 of
78; Family #182/187.
Listed as William Dillon; age 7; born in VA; in household of grandfather, Henry C. Spriggs.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: William Benjamin Dillon
[William B Dillon]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 12 Aug 1922
Birth Place: Jenkinjones, West Virginia
Death Date: Sep 1994
Father: Bill A Dillon
Mother: Drusie V Spriggs
SSN: 230129449
Notes: Aug 1940: Name listed as WILLIAM BENJAMIN DILLON;
18 Oct 1994: Name listed as WILLIAM B DILLON"


John Phillips

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Venus; taken 8 Apr 1930; Page 79A; Image 21 of
78; Family #182/187.
Listed as John Phillips; age 22; born in VA; married at 19; loader in coal mine; in household of father,
Henry C. Spriggs, with husband and children.


Hazel Spriggs

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Venus; taken 8 Apr 1930; Page 79A; Image 21 of
78; Family #182/187.
Listed as Hazel Phillips; age 18; born in VA; married at 15; in household of father, Henry C. Spriggs
with husband and children.


Jack Phillips

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Venus; taken 8 Apr 1930; Page 79A; Image 21 of
78; Family #182/187.
Listed as Jack Phillips; age 2 yrs 7 mons; born in VA; in household of grandfather, Henry C. Spriggs
with parents.


Mildred Phillips

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Venus; taken 8 Apr 1930; Page 79A; Image 21 of
78; Family #182/187.
Listed as Mildred Phillips; age 11 mons; born in VA; in household of grandfather, Henry C. Spriggs
with parents.


Stephen J. "Steve" Sebastian

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "John and Elizabeth Pocs Gall"; Article; Page 147; submitted by Esther
Sebastian, Berwind, WV 24815.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Charles Mattes; 2 Aug 2011.
" Stephen J “Steve” Sebastin
Birth 21 Jul 1911
Death 5 Aug 1977 (aged 66)
Burial
Hartwell Cemetery
Canebrake, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA "


Esther Gall

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "The William East Family"; Article; Page 141; submitted by Angela East,
Coalwood, WV 24824.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Elizabeth Pocs Gall"; Article; Page 147; submitted by Tommy Branson,
1612 Gardiner Lane, Apt 105, Louisville, KY 40205.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "John and Elizabeth Pocs Gall"; Article; Page 147; submitted by Esther
Sebastian, Berwind, WV 24815.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Charles Mattes; 2 Aug 2011.
" Esther Gall Sebastin
Birth 8 Dec 1915
Death 25 Aug 2006 (aged 90)
Burial
Hartwell Cemetery
Canebrake, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"BERWIND — Esther Sebastin, 90, of Berwind, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2006 at Clinch Valley Medical Center in Richlands, Va.

"Born Dec. 8, 1915 at Perth Amboy, N.J., she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Poch Gall. She was a member of the Christ the King Catholic Church in War and was retired from the United States Postal Service after 20 years of employment as a Postal Clerk.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen J. Sebastin; two brothers, Steve Gall and Alec Gall.

"Survivors include one daughter, Kathryn Conrad and husband David of Columbus, Ohio; special niece, Debbie Davidson and husband Marvin of Tazewell, Va.; one brother, John Gall of Warriormine; one sister, Helen Hamro of Oakwood, Va.; two grandchildren, Matthew Conrad and wife Tracey of Athens, Ohio, and Cristine Shaheen and husband Michael of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; three great grandchildren, Ben and Abbey Conrad and Sam Shaheen; special great niece, Sarah Davidson of Princeton; special great nephew, Stephen Davidson of Danville, Va.

"A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, 2006 at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell with Father Tan Viet Nguyen officiating. Burial will follow at the Hartwell Cemetery in Hartwell. Pallbearers will be Tom Hatcher, Quinto Falgiani, David Dellorso, Brother Roger Hannan, Pete Belcher and Claude Adams Jr.

"The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. today, Aug. 27, 2006.

"The family requests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society:1808 Jefferson Street, Bluefield, WV 24701.

"Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV
Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006"


David Odean Overton

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 349; WV Archives Web Site.
David Odean Overton; age 26; born 31 Aug 1938 in Lafayette, TN; single; no previous marriage;
living at 5052, Livingston Terrace, Oxen Hill, MD; son of James Hurley and Myra (Minnick); married
on 3 Jul 1965 in Kimball, WV; Patsy Lee jones; age 22; born 26 Aug 1942 in Vivian, WV; single; no
previous marriage; living at Box 392, Kimball, WV; daughter of Walter Edgar and Maxine June (Hurt)
Jones.


Patsy Lee Jones

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 349; WV Archives Web Site.
David Odean Overton; age 26; born 31 Aug 1938 in Lafayette, TN; single; no previous marriage;
living at 5052, Livingston Terrace, Oxen Hill, MD; son of James Hurley and Myra (Minnick); married
on 3 Jul 1965 in Kimball, WV; Patsy Lee jones; age 22; born 26 Aug 1942 in Vivian, WV; single; no
previous marriage; living at Box 392, Kimball, WV; daughter of Walter Edgar and Maxine June (Hurt)
Jones.


Charles W. Godby

1. Fayette Co, WV; Birth Registry; Vol #__(1885); Page 108; Line #77; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles W. Godby; born 30 Sep 1885 in Fayette Co, WV; parents, Preston and Mary Godby;
reported by Preston Godby, father.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1906); Page 90; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Godby; age 21; born in Columbus Co, KY; single; engineer; living at Bluefield, WV;
son of B.P. and Mary A.; married on 30 Jul 1901 at Iaeger, WV; Virgie Warwick; age 16; born
in Pike Co, KY; single; daughter of John and Emily.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 22 Apr 1910; Page 279A;
Image 27 of 32; Family #262/262.
Listed as Charles Godbey; age 24; born in WV( sic, KY); married once for 4 yrs; laborer in coal
mine; head of household.
4. Mercer Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #2483; 5 Jun 1917; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Charles Godby; age 30; born 30 Sep 1886 in Keeneys Creek; living at Ellmore, WV; section
foremanof engineers for Virginian RR Co at Ellmore; married; dependent wife and 2 children;
medium height with stout build; blue eyes and black hair.
5. US City Directories, 1822-1995; 1934, Roanoke, VA; Page 192; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Charles and Virgie E. Godby; engineer; living at 120 Hamilton Avenue, Wasena.
6. Roanoke Co, VA; Death Certificate #23471; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Charles Godby; age 49 yrs, 11 mons, 17 days; born 30 Sep 1886 in KY; married; husband of
Virgie Godby; engineer for Virginian Railway; living at 120 Hamilton Ave, Wasena, Roanoke
Co, VA; son of B.P. and Mary (Marcum) Godby; died 17 Sep 1936 in Big Lick District, Roanoke
Co, VA; due to acute dilatation of heart; cremated 18 Sep 1936 at Washington, DC; informant,
Mrs. Charles Godby, Roanoke, VA.


Virgie E. Warrix

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1906); Page 90; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Godby; age 21; born in Columbus Co, KY; single; engineer; living at Bluefield, WV;
son of B.P. and Mary A.; married on 30 Jul 1901 at Iaeger, WV; Virgie Warwick; age 16; born
in Pike Co, KY; single; daughter of John and Emily.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 22 Apr 1910; Page 279A;
Image 27 of 32; Family #262/262.
Listed as Virgie Godbey; age 19; born in KY; married once for 4 yrs; 2 children; both living; in
household of husband, Charles Godby.
3. US City Directories, 1822-1995; 1934, Roanoke, VA; Page 192; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Charles and Virgie E. Godby; engineer; living at 120 Hamilton Avenue, Wasena.


Ralph Leonard Godfrey

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 285; WV Archives Web Site.
Ralph Leonard Godfrey; age 24; born and living in Richmond, VA; single; married on 10 Oct 1952 at Welch,
WV; Peggy Ann Harris; age 19; born and living at Welch, WV; single; with consent of Edwin Frank and Dorothy
Harris, parents of Peggy Ann Harris.


Peggy Ann Harris

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek Disrict; Welch; E.D. 24-29; taken on 2 May 1940; Page
289B; Image 40 of 91; Household #434.
Listed as Peggy Harris; age 7; born in WV; 1st grade education; attending school; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Edwin F. Harris.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1952); Page 285; WV Archives Web Site.
Ralph Leonard Godfrey; age 24; born and living in Richmond, VA; single; married on 10 Oct 1952 at Welch,
WV; Peggy Ann Harris; age 19; born and living at Welch, WV; single; with consent of Edwin Frank and Dorothy
Harris, parents of Peggy Ann Harris.
3. Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961; LDS Web Site.
Peggy Ann Godfrey; age 20; born in 1932; daughter of E. Frank and Dorothy (Brewster) Harris; died
15 Oct 1952 in Lebanon, Marion Co, KY.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 11 Apr 2014.
Peggy Harris Godfrey; born 11 Oct 1932; died 15 Oct 1952; buried here; headstone and grave marker photo shown.