McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


Seth Eric Kennedy

1. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV, 1858-1995"; McDowell Co Historical Society; 1995; Page 183.
"Charles Emmit and Effie Kennedy" article by Effie Kennedy, Paynesville, WV.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Emmit and Effie Kennedy"; Article; Page 205; submitted by Effie Kennedy, HC
61, Box 44, Paynesville, WV 24873-9801.
"...live in Simon, WV..."
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Erica Susan Kennedy"; Article; Page 205; submitted by Effie Kennedy, HC
61, Box 44, Paynesville, WV 24873-9801.
4. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Felicia Gail Kennedy"; Article; Page 206; submitted by Effie Kennedy, HC
61, Box 44, Paynesville, WV 24873-9801.
5. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Keith and Debra Kennedy"; Article; Page 206; submitted by Debra Kennedy.
HC-61; Box 44, Paynesville, WV 24873-9801.


Lisa Morgan

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Emmit and Effie Kennedy"; Article; Page 205; submitted by Effie Kennedy, HC
61, Box 44, Paynesville, WV 24873-9801.
"...live in Simon, WV..."
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Erica Susan Kennedy"; Article; Page 205; submitted by Effie Kennedy, HC
61, Box 44, Paynesville, WV 24873-9801.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Felicia Gail Kennedy"; Article; Page 206; submitted by Effie Kennedy, HC
61, Box 44, Paynesville, WV 24873-9801.


Erica Susan Kennedy

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Emmit and Effie Kennedy"; Article; Page 205; submitted by Effie Kennedy, HC
61, Box 44, Paynesville, WV 24873-9801.
"...live in Simon, WV..."
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Erica Susan Kennedy"; Article; Page 205; submitted by Effie Kennedy, HC
61, Box 44, Paynesville, WV 24873-9801.


Felicia Gail Kennedy

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Emmit and Effie Kennedy"; Article; Page 205; submitted by Effie Kennedy, HC
61, Box 44, Paynesville, WV 24873-9801.
"...live in Simon, WV..."
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Felicia Gail Kennedy"; Article; Page 206; submitted by Effie Kennedy, HC
61, Box 44, Paynesville, WV 24873-9801.


Betty Jean Wade

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; "The Wade-Hariston-Giles
Family"; Article; Page 256; submitted by Howard P. Wade, 220 N. 48 Terrace, Miami, FL.


Nathan Chester "Red" Guess Jr

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Pageton; taken 18 Apr 1930; Page 143A; Image 9 of
21; Family #75/75.
Listed as Nathan Guess, Jr; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Nathan C. Guess, Sr.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Pageton; E.D. 24-9; taken 4 Apr 1940; Page 157B;
Image 6 of 50; Household #41.
Listed as Nathan Guess, Jr; age 12; born in WV; single; 6th grade education; attending school; lived
in same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Nathan C. Guess, Sr.
3. "World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945" ; McDowell Co, WV; Page 379; Ancestry.com
Web Site.
Nathan C, Guess, Jr; born 18 Oct 1927; Seaman 1st Class, US Navy; entered service 10 Jul 1945;
served at Great Lakes, IL; Corpus Christie, TX; Camp Wallace, TX; honorably discharged 14 Aug
1946; awarded Victory Medal, America; attended Gary HS; Protestant; son of M/M N.C. Guess, Sr;
Pageton, WV.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 43; WV Archives Web Site.
Nathan Chester Guess, Jr; age 22; born in O'Toole, WV; single; living in Pageton, WV; married on
2 Jul 1950 in Pageton, WV; Mary Frances Penland; age 20; born and living in Pageton, WV; single;
with consent of Verna Penland, mother of Mary Frances Penland.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1966); Page 102; WV Archives Web Site.
Nathan C. Guess, Jr; age 38; born 18 Oct 1927 in O'Toole, WV; widowed; one previous marriage;
living at Box 436, Pageton, WV; son of Nathan C. and Louise (McGhee) Guess; married on 10 Jun
1966 at Jenkinjones, WV; Kathryn Lucille Boothe Rose; age 25; born 13 Sep 1940 in Amonate, VA;
divorced; one previous marriage; living at Box 436, Pageton, WV; daughter of Berkley Oliver and
Pearl Mae (Parker) Boothe.
6. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #79-058105; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Nathan Chester Guess, Jr; age 52; born 18 Oct 1927 in WV; divorced; this is his 3rd marriage; last
marriage ended in Oct 1976; 12th grade education; living at Box 126, Pageton, WV; son of Nathan
Chester and Louise Elizabeth (McGhee) Guess, Sr; married on 26 Dec 1979 in Tazewell, VA; Ocie
Mildred Steele; maiden name Rose; age 41; born 26 Feb 1938 in VA; widow; this is her 2nd
marriage; first marriage ended 17 Jan 1978; 7th grade education; living at Rt 2, Box 515, North
Tazewell, VA; daughter of William Calvin and Opal Pearl (Sparks) Rose.
7. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #88-031047; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Nathan Chester Guess, Jr; age 60; born 18 Oct 1927 in WV; divorced this is his 2nd (sic, 4th)
marriage; last marriage ended 25 Sep 1978 (sic?); 12th grade education; living at Box 1232, North
Tazewell, VA; son of Nathan Chester and Louise Elizabeth (McGhee) Guess, Sr; married on 9 Jun
1988 in Tazewell, VA; Rebecca Ann Howell; maiden name Potter; age 38; born 6 Jun 1950 in VA
divorced; this is her 2nd marriage; last marriage ended in Nov 1982; 12th grade education; living
at PO Box 1232, North Tazewell, VA; daughter of Grover Cleveland and Civila June (Cox) Potter.
8. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Valerie Neal; 14 May 2014; maintained by Heather Guess.
" Nathan Chester “Red” Guess, Jr
Birth 18 Oct 1927
West Virginia, USA
Death 17 Feb 2009 (aged 81)
Virginia, USA
Burial
Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 129771313 ·"

Additional Information Posted:
"AZEWELL, Va. — Nathan C. "Red" Guess, Jr., age 81, of Tazewell, Va., died Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va. from injuries sustained in an accident. Born October 18, 1927 at O'toole, W.Va., he was a son of the late Nathan C. Guess, Sr. and the late Louise McGhee Guess.Mr. Guess was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II having served as a Seaman First Class on the USS John A. Newcomb in the South Pacific. He received many commendations to include two purple hearts. Nathan was on Iwo Jima during the raising of the American Flag. He was of the Christian faith and was attending Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Pounding Mill, Va. Mr. Guess had worked in the coal mines for the majority of his life, having worked as a Mine Foreman with US Steel at Gary, W.Va. He was a member of the Tazewell Masonic Lodge #62, AF and AM and the Tazewell Order of the Eastern Star #187.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Guess; two children, one son, William E. Guess; one infant daughter; one sister, Marcella Eanes.Survivors include his loving wife of twenty-one years, Rebecca Guess; sisters, Geraldine Lafon of Princeton, W.Va. and two other sisters; one brother, Ed Guess and wife, Barbara of Ohio; several nieces and nephews, other family members and many friends.Funeral services for Nathan C. "Red" Guess, Jr. will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 21, 2009 at Hurst-Scott Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, Va. with the Rev. Robert Buckles and the Rev. J.C. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton, W.Va. where Military Graveside Rites will be conducted by the Members of the Casey-Shortt VFW Post #9640 in Richlands, Va. Pallbearers will be Terry Long, Eric Newberry, Ronnie Childress, Dwayne Hale, Bill Kitts, and Mike Lambert. Lewey Sparks will serve as honorary pallbearer.The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Friday, February 20, 2009, where Masonic Rites will be conducted by members of the Tazewell Masonic Lodge #62, AF and AM at 7:30 p.m. Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Tazewell, Va. is serving the family of Mr. Guess and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at www.hurstscottfuneralhomes.com."


Mary Frances Penland

1. 1930 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Pageton; taken 11 Apr 1930; Page 124A; Image 7
of 36; Family #56/58.
Listed as Mary F. Penland; age 7 mons; born in WV; in hoiusehold of mother, Lelia V. Penland.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 43; WV Archives Web Site.
Nathan Chester Guess, Jr; age 22; born in O'Toole, WV; single; living in Pageton, WV; married on
2 Jul 1950 in Pageton, WV; Mary Frances Penland; age 20; born and living in Pageton, WV; single;
with consent of Verna Penland, mother of Mary Frances Penland.
3. McDowell Co, WV; death Certificate #'65 005488; WV Archives Web Site.
Mary Frances Guess; age 35; born 29 Dec 1929 in Pageton, WV; married; housewife; living at
Pageton, WV; daughter of J.O. and Verna (Rector) Penland; died 4 Apr 1965 at Pageton, WV; due
to carcinoma of bone; buried 7 Apr 1965 in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Bluefield-Princeton Rd;
informant, N.C. Guess, Jr, Pageton, WV.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Larry Kinyon; 31 Jul 2010; maintained by Heather Guess.
" Mary Frances Penland Guess
Birth 22 (sic 29) Dec 1929
Death 4 Apr 1965 (aged 35)
Burial
Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 55671300."


Joseph "Joe" Bridgeman

1. 1900 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Rock District; taken 23 Jun 1900; Page 235A; Family #555/556.
Listed as Joseph Bridgeman; age 5; born in Mar 1895 in WV; in household of father, Joseph T.
Bridgeman.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1917); Page 50; WV Archives Website.
Joe Bridgeman; age 22; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; motorman; living in Dearing, WV; son of
J. T. and Eliza; married on 11 Apr 1917 at Pageton, WV; Nickatie Harman; age 19; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of W.L. and Rosa E.


Nickatie Harman

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1917); Page 50; WV Archives Website.
Joe Bridgeman; age 22; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; motorman; living in Dearing, WV; son of
J. T. and Eliza; married on 11 Apr 1917 at Pageton, WV; Nickatie Harman; age 19; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; daughter of W.L. and Rosa E.


William Frank Manns

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 73; WV Archives Website.
William Frank Manns; age 65; born in Henry Co, VA; widowed; Colored; living at Wilcoe, WV; married
on 21 Sep 1957 at Galax, VA; Omie Alberta Elizabeth Carter; age 43; born in Galax, VA; widow;
Colored; living at Wilcoe, WV.


Omi Alberta Elizabeth Carter

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 73; WV Archives Website.
William Frank Manns; age 65; born in Henry Co, VA; widowed; Colored; living at Wilcoe, WV; married
on 21 Sep 1957 at Galax, VA; Omie Alberta Elizabeth Carter; age 43; born in Galax, VA; widow;
Colored; living at Wilcoe, WV.


Ervin David Mullins

1. 1920 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; taken on 29 Jan 1920; page 20A; Family #315/315.
Listed as David E. Mullins; age 4; born in VA; in household of father, B.W. Mullins.
2. Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Ervin David Mullins
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 61
Birth Date: 2 Mar 1915
Marriage Registration Place: Buchanan, Virginia, USA
Marriage Date: 5 Nov 1976
Marriage Place: Buchanan, Virginia, USA
Father: Vincen Witcher Mullins
Mother: Louemma Jane White
Spouse: Eula Frances Cole Moore
Certificate Number: 1976048980"
3. Virginia, U.S., Divorce Records, 1918-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Ervin David Mullins
Gender: Male
Race: White
Divorce Age: 64
Birth Date: 2 Mar 1915
Marriage Date: 5 Nov 1976
Divorce Date: 6 Jul 1979
Divorce Place: Buchanan, Virginia, USA
Spouse:
Eula Frances Cole
Certificate Number: 1979012017
Number of Children: 0"


Eula Frances Cole

1. Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Eula Frances Cole Moore
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 44
Birth Date: 29 Sep 1932
Marriage Registration Place: Buchanan, Virginia, USA
Marriage Date: 5 Nov 1976
Marriage Place: Buchanan, Virginia, USA
Father: James Thomas Cole
Mother: Jane Louise Cole
Spouse: Ervin David Mullins
Certificate Number: 1976048980"
2. Virginia, U.S., Divorce Records, 1918-2014; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Eula Frances Cole
Gender: Female
Race: White
Divorce Age: 46
Birth Date: 29 Nov 1932
Marriage Date: 5 Nov 1976
Divorce Date: 6 Jul 1979
Divorce Place: Buchanan, Virginia, USA
Spouse:
Ervin David Mullins
Certificate Number: 1979012017
Number of Children: 0"


John Richard Mandeville

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 16; WV Archives Web Site.
John Richard Mandeville; age 21; born in Princeton, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; married on
10 Aug 1957 in Welch, WV; Geneva McDowell; age 21; born in Bluefield, WV; single; living at Welch,
WV.


Geneva McDowell

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 16; WV Archives Web Site.
John Richard Mandeville; age 21; born in Princeton, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; married on
10 Aug 1957 in Welch, WV; Geneva McDowell; age 21; born in Bluefield, WV; single; living at Welch,
WV.


Shelia Ann Collins

1. "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; Posted Obit; 9 Jan 2023; On-Line Edition.
"Shelia Ann Roberts, 67, of Gainsboro, TN passed away January 1, 2023, at Welch Community Hospital in Welch, WV.

"Shelia was born June 23, 1955 in Panther, WV, a daughter of the late Buford and Patricia Ann Lester Collins. She loved to ride her Harley and to travel. She was a good “Granny” and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

"Shelia was preceded in death by her parents.

"Survivors include her husband, Charles Roberts of the home; one son, Donald Cline Jr. of Gainsboro, TN; one daughter, Kristie Lynn Anderson of Gainesboro, TN; grandchildren, Dewayne Anderson and Johnathan Anderson both of Gainesboro, TN, Dalton Cline and Dillon Cline both of Troutman, NC, Allie Pruitt and Tristan Pruitt both of Bonham, TX, and coming soon, Faith Ann; four siblings, Tenna Burton of Scottsdale, AZ, David Collins of Bales TN, Kenny Collins of Bonham, TX, and Cathy Blankenship of Bluefield, WV; and extended grandchildren, William Crawley “Junior”, Dylan Roberts, Natalie Roberts, Jeremiah Roberts, Tyler Roberts, Morgan Tillman, Alex Tillman, and Nicky Tillman.

"Friends may visit with the family at the Panther Missionary Baptist Church in Panther, WV, Monday evening, January 9, 2023 after 6 p.m. and Tuesday, January 10, 2003. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 12 noon with Elder Fred Bailey officiating at the Panther Missionary Baptist Church in Panther, WV.

"In honoring the wishes of the deceased her body will be cremated following services.

"By family request, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV.

"Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger is assisting the family.

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