McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Icie Hendricks

1. 1920 Census, Logan Co, WV; taken on 6 Jan 1920; Page 102B; Image 10 of 41; Family #102/108.
Listed as Icie Hendricks; age 9; born in WV; in household of father M. Hillard Hendricks.


Meshack Matthews

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 58; WV Archives Website.
Meshack Mathews; age 22; born in NC; single; Black; miner; living at Gary, WV; son of Jim and
Maggie; married on 15 Jan 1934 at Gary, WV; Josephine Smith; age 17; born in McDowell Co, WV
single; Black; living in Gary, WV; daughter of Henry and Julia.


Josephine Smith

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Gary-Thorpe Rd; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page 21A; Image
15 of 60; Family #134/138.
Listed as Josephine Smith; age 14; born in WV; Negro; in household of father, Henry Smith.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 58; WV Archives Website.
Meshack Mathews; age 22; born in NC; single; Black; miner; living at Gary, WV; son of Jim and
Maggie; married on 15 Jan 1934 at Gary, WV; Josephine Smith; age 17; born in McDowell Co, WV
single; Black; living in Gary, WV; daughter of Henry and Julia.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Thorpe No 11; taken 22 Apr 1940; Page 61A;
Household #482.
Listed as Josephine Matthews; age 22; born in WV; married; Negro; 8th grade education; lived in
same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of brother-in-law, Robert L. Hairston, with sister, Jessie
Smith Hairston.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 196; WV Archives Website.
Joseph Ross; age 61; born in Martinsville, VA; widowed; Colored; living at Kimball, WV; married on
24 Mar 1961 at Gary, WV; Josephine Smith; age 44; born and living in Gary, WV; single, Colored.


James Matthews

1. 1950 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; taken 11 Apr 1950; Sheet Number 22;
Dwelling #152.
Listed as James Matthews; age 14; born in WV; never married; Negro; in household of grandfather,
Henry O. Smith.


Lucy Doris Jackson

1. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #28028; Ancestry.com Website.
Garnet E. Mercer ; age 29; born in Gary, WV; single; soldier; living at Thorpe, WV; son of Andrew H.
and Cora May (Mitchell) Mercer; married on 11 Oct 1943 in Tazewell, VA; Lucy Mahone; maiden
name Jackson; age 21; born in Newhall, WV; divorced; one previous marriage; living at War, WV;
daughter of Joseph Harold and Ruby Irene (Allison) Jackson.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Lucy Jackson Mahone [Lucy Doris Mercer] [Lucy Mercer] [Lucy Jackson Jackson]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 25 Nov 1922
Birth Place: War McDowell, West Virginia [Newhall Mcd, West Virginia]
Death Date: 11 Dec 1998
Father:
Joseph H Jackson
Mother:
Ruby I Allison
SSN: 234326533
Notes: Oct 1941: Name listed as LUCY JACKSON MAHONE;
Jul 1957: Name listed as LUCY DORIS MERCER;
29 Dec 1998: Name listed as LUCY D MERCER"


Robert Lee Myers

1. Lewis Co, WV; Death Certificate #11739; WV Archives Website.
Robert Myers; age 76 yrs, 6 mons, 16 days; born 22 Mar 1869 in Rockwood, TN; married; husband
of Rosa Myers; residece at Davy, WV; coal miner; son of unknown parents; died 8 Oct 1945 in the
Weston Satet Hospital, Weston, WV; due to pulmonary tuberculosis; buried 12 Oct 1945 at Davy, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by 4 Ever; 22 Feb 2015.
" Robert Lee Myers
Birth 22 Mar 1876
Rockwood, Roane County, Tennessee, USA
Death 8 Oct 1945 (aged 69)
Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Davy Cemetery
Davy, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 142935671"

Additional Information Posted:
"Robert Lee Myers married Rosa Lee Smith, 22 June 1901 in Anderson county, Tennessee.
1900 Anderson county Tennessee census has Robert Morrow born June,1878.1880 census of Roane county, Tennessee has that he is 4 years old (so born ca 1875 or 1876).....
1880 Roane county, Tennessee,23 June, Civil District 14
George Morrow 39 PA PA PA miner
California 30 TN TN TN keeping house cant read/write
William 9 TN PA TN at home
Robt.Lee 4 TN PA TN at home
Hezakiah born December)7 months TN PA TN at home.
a quick note here, their neighbors are listed as race..Indian. Our Myers have family tradition of having some Cherokee Native ancestry, they are listed as W for caucasian on the census, but maybe theres some connection to the families living near them, that i cant find? the Indian families were Mosely, Hooper, Bear, Bearfield."


Rosa Lee Smith

1. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by 4 Ever; 16 Feb 2017.
" Rosa Lee Smith Myers
Birth 12 Oct 1880
Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky, USA
Death 11 Jan 1967 (aged 86)
Davy, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Big Jenny Cemetery
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 176385221"

Additional Information Posted:
"Ancestry Death Recs Index...
Rosie Lee Myers born12 Oct 1880 Bowling Green Kentucky.
Died 11 Jan 1967 Davy, McDowell County, WVA, residence..Davy.age 86,widow,,burial 14 Jan 1967 Big Jenny, WVA
U.S.Social Security Apps, 1936 to 2007...on Ancestry..
Rosa Smith Myers 235167537
born 6 Oct 1880 Bowling Green, Kentucky
Father..Charles Smith
Mother..Mandy Pendleton"


Velva Joyce Copley

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Harold Eugene Ward"; Article; Page 256; submitted by Arthur C. Ward; Box 94,
Bladensburg, OH 43005.
2. Ohio, U.S., Divorce Abstracts, 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Velva J Ward
Residence: Pickaway
Spouse's Name: Harold E Ward
Spouse's Residence: Pickaway
Marriage Duration (Years): 16
Number of Minor Children: 3
To Whom Decree Granted: Dissolution
County of Decree: Pickaway
Decree Date: 16 Jun 1976
Cerificate Number: 27101
Volume Number: 3365"
3. Ohio, U.S., Divorce Abstracts, 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2007; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Velva J Leeson
Birth Year: 1941
Residence: Pickaway
Spouse's Name: James E Leeson
Spouse's Residence: Pickaway
Marriage Duration (Years): 13
Number of Minor Children: 0
Grounds for Divorce: Gross Neglect/Extreme Cruelty
To Whom Decree Granted: Wife
County of Decree: Pickaway
Decree Date: 7 Jun 1990
Cerificate Number: 21935
Volume Number: 6661"
4. U.S., Index to Public Records, 1994-2019; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Velva Joyce Leeson [Delva J Leeson] [V J Leeson] [Velva J Lesson]
Birth Date: Aug 1941
Residence Date: 2000-2020
Address: 1452 S Main St
Residence: Randleman, North Carolina, USA
Postal Code: 27317
Second Residence Date: 1994-2001
Second Address: 3774 Cedar Springs Rd
Second Residence: Randelman, North Carolina, USA
Second Postal Code: 27317
Third Residence Date: 2001
Third Address: 3502 County Road 1
Third Residence: Rayland, Ohio, USA
Third Postal Code: 43943
Fourth Residence Date: 1986-1998
Fourth Address: 8363 State Route 316 W Apt 316w
Fourth Residence: Orient, Ohio, USA
Fourth Postal Code: 43146"


Imogene Mounts

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #81-021306; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Perry Blackburn, Jr; age 42; born 12 Jan 1939 in Iaeger, WV; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; first
marriage ended 3 Apr 1981; 11th grade education; living at General Delivery; Baisden, Mingo Co,
WV; son of Perry and Virginia (Bledsoe) Blackburn, Sr; married on 14 May 1981; in Lebanon, VA;
Imogene Evans; maiden name Mounts; age 47; born 11 Feb 1934 in Delbarton, WV; divorced; this is
her 2nd marriage; first marriage ended 31 Dec 1980; 12th grade education; living at General Delivery,
Baisden, WV; daughter of Greenway and Antha (Rowe) Mounts.


Harold Eugene Ward

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "John Harvey Ward, Miner";
Article; Page 259; submitted by Arthur C. Ward, Box 94, Bladensburg, OH 43005.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Hannah Mullins Ward"; Article; Page 255; submitted by Arthur C. Ward; Box 94,
Bladensburg, OH 43005.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Harold Eugene Ward"; Article; Page 256; submitted by Arthur C. Ward; Box 94,
Bladensburg, OH 43005.
4. Giles Co, VA; Marriage License #81-054904; Ancestry.com Website.
Harold Eugene War; age 44; born 5 Aug 1937 in VA; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; first marriage
ended in Jun 1976; 10th grade education; living at Box 158, New Richmond, WV; son of John Harvey
and Hannah Nettie (Mullins) Ward; married on 7 Nov 1981 at Rich Creek, VA; Gladys Marie Abshire;
maiden name Shell; age 37; born 17 Feb 1944 in WV; divorced; this is her 2nd marriage; first
marriage ended in Sep 1981; 12th grade education; living at Box642, New Richmond, WV; daughter
of Walter and Lola Mae (Tetter) Shell.


Gladys Marie Shell

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Harold Eugene Ward"; Article; Page 256; submitted by Arthur C. Ward; Box 94,
Bladensburg, OH 43005.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1964); Page 380; WV Archives Website.
William Henry Blankenship; age 60; born 2 May 1903 at Keyrock, WV; widowed; living at New
Richmond, WV; son of G.J. and Becky Jane (Pendry) Blankenship; married on 1 May 1964 at Bud,
WV; Gladys Marie Shell; age 20; born 17 Feb 1944 at Northfork, WV; single; living at Herndon, WV;
daughter of Walter and Lola Mae (Tedder) Shell.
3. Giles Co, VA; Marriage License #81-054904; Ancestry.com Website.
Harold Eugene War; age 44; born 5 Aug 1937 in VA; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; first marriage
ended in Jun 1976; 10th grade education; living at Box 158, New Richmond, WV; son of John Harvey
and Hannah Nettie (Mullins) Ward; married on 7 Nov 1981 at Rich Creek, VA; Gladys Marie Abshire;
maiden name Shell; age 37; born 17 Feb 1944 in WV; divorced; this is her 2nd marriage; first
marriage ended in Sep 1981; 12th grade education; living at Box642, New Richmond, WV; daughter
of Walter and Lola Mae (Tetter) Shell.


Rudolf Carducci

1. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Rudolph Carducci
Age: 21
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Charleston, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 21 Aug 1921
Residence Place: Kingsley, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, USA
Registration Date: 1942
Employer: Walter F Wilmarth
Weight: 134
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5-4
Next of Kin: Irene Carducci
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Rudolph Carducci Self (Head)"
2. Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Rudolf Carducci
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Birth Date: abt 1922
Marriage Date: 5 Jun 1948
Marriage Place: Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA
Father: Romeo Carducci
Mother: Irene Renzaglia
Spouse: Ann M Paciotti
Film Number: 002224871"
3. Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Application Files, WWII, 1950-1966; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Rudolf Carducci
Birth Date: 21 Aug 1921
Birth Place: Charleston, West Virginia, USA
Residence Date: 16 May 1950
Residence Place: Solvay, Onondaga, New York, USA"
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Rudolf Carducci
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 21 Aug 1921
Birth Place: Welch, West Virginia
Death Date: 2 Jun 2000
Father: Romeo Carducci
Mother: Irene Renzaglia
SSN: 179160895
Notes: Dec 1939: Name listed as RUDOLF CARDUCCI"


Ann M. Paciotti

1. Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ann M Paciotti
Gender: Female
Age: 22
Birth Date: abt 1926
Marriage Date: 5 Jun 1948
Marriage Place: Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA
Father: Nazarino Paciotti
Mother: Mary Palazzari
Spouse: Rudolf Carducci
Film Number: 002224871"