McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Elisha Earnest Lawson Jr

1.1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 15 Apr 1930; Page 240A;
Image 19 of 35; Family #153/153.
Listed as Elisha Lawson, Jr; age 7; born in WV; Negro; in household of father, Elisha C. Lawson.
2. Richmond, VA Marriage License #76-052505; Ancestry.com Website.
Elisha Ernest Lawson, Jr; age 54; born 5 Aug 1922 in WV; single, black; this is his 1st marriage; 6th
grade education; living at 1903 Eldridge lane, Richmond, VA; son of Elisha Ernest and Bertha
(McGee) Lawson, Sr; married on 8 Dec 1976 in Richmond, VA; Gloria Mae Robinson; age 49; born
23 Nov 1927 in VA; single, black; this is her 1st marriage; 4 yrs HS education; living at 1014 N. 30th
St, Richmond, VA; daughter of Sylvester and Mamie (Graham) Robinson.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Elisha Earnest Lawson Jr
[Elisha E Lawson Jr]
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Birth Date: 5 Aug 1923
Birth Place: Premier, West Virginia
[McDowell, West Virginia]
Death Date: 7 Aug 1996
Father: Elisha E Lawson
Mother: Bertha McGee
SSN: 217268937
Notes: Apr 1946: Name listed as ELISHA EARNEST LAWSON JR;
14 Sep 1987: Name listed as ELISHA E LAWSON"


Gloria Mae Robinson

1. Richmond, VA Marriage License #76-052505; Ancestry.com Website.
Elisha Ernest Lawson, Jr; age 54; born 5 Aug 1922 in WV; single, black; this is his 1st marriage; 6th
grade education; living at 1903 Eldridge lane, Richmond, VA; son of Elisha Ernest and Bertha (McGee)
Lawson, Sr; married on 8 Dec 1976 in Richmond, VA; Gloria Mae Robinson; age 49; born 23 Nov
1927 in VA; single, black; this is her 1st marriage; 4 yrs HS education; living at 1014 N. 30th St,
Richmond, VA; daughter of Sylvester and Mamie (Graham) Robinson.


Jeff Collis

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1969); Page 361; WV Archives Web Site.
Jeff Collis; age 19; born 20 Jul 1949 in Yukon, WV; single; no previous marriage; living at Box 33,
Yukon, WV; son of Walter and Rosa Lee (Owens) Collis; married on 29 May 1969 in Welch, WV;
Karen Sue Stinson; age 16; born 7 Nov 1952 in Welch, WV; single; no previous marriage; living at
Box 1756, Bartley, WV; daughter of Earl and Dorothy (Shelton) Stinson; with consent of Walter and
Rosa Lee Collis, parents of Jeff Collis; and Dorothy L. Stinson, father deceased, mother of Karen Sue
Stinson.
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; "Melvin Ray, Sr and Annette
Collis Perdue"; Article; Page 220; submitted by Melvin Perdue, Yukon, WV 24899.


Karen Sue Stinson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1969); Page 361; WV Archives Web Site.
Jeff Collis; age 19; born 20 Jul 1949 in Yukon, WV; single; no previous marriage; living at Box 33,
Yukon, WV; son of Walter and Rosa Lee (Owens) Collis; married on 29 May 1969 in Welch, WV;
Karen Sue Stinson; age 16; born 7 Nov 1952 in Welch, WV; single; no previous marriage; living at
Box 1756, Bartley, WV; daughter of Earl and Dorothy (Shelton) Stinson; with consent of Walter and
Rosa Lee Collis, parents of Jeff Collis; and Dorothy L. Stinson, father deceased, mother of Karen Sue
Stinson.


Walter Collis

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; "Melvin Ray, Sr and Annette
Collis Perdue"; Article; Page 220; submitted by Melvin Perdue, Yukon, WV 24899.
"lived at Yukon #2 for several years. Walter now deceased...Rosie presently lives at King, NC...."
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); page 175; WV Archives Web Site.
Walter Collis; age 21; born in Ashe Co, NC; single; barler(sp?) house; living in Caretta, WV; son of
Jeff and Salie; married on 23 Oct 1933 in Welch, WV; Rosa Owens; age 19; born in Rockingham Co,
NC; single; living at Jenkinjones, WV; daughter of William and Lottie.
3. FindAGrave.com Website; submitted by In Remembrance; 28 Jan 2019.
" Walter Lee Collis
Birth 8 Sep 1909
Yancey County, North Carolina, USA
Death 7 Nov 1982 (aged 73)
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Grandview Memory Gardens
Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 196439758 "

Additional Information Posted:
"Son of Jeff and Sarah Hughes Collis

"Survivors include his wife Rosa Lee Collis

"Obituary
Bluefield Daily Telegraph,
Bluefield, West Virginia
Tue, Nov 9, 1982 – Page 3"


Rosa Lee Owens

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; "Melvin Ray, Sr and Annette
Collis Perdue"; Article; Page 220; submitted by Melvin Perdue, Yukon, WV 24899.
"lived at Yukon #2 for several years. Walter now deceased...Rosie presently lives at King, NC...."
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1933); page 175; WV Archives Web Site.
Walter Collis; age 21; born in Ashe Co, NC; single; barler(sp?) house; living in Caretta, WV; son of
Jeff and Salie; married on 23 Oct 1933 in Welch, WV; Rosa Owens; age 19; born in Rockingham Co,
NC; single; living at Jenkinjones, WV; daughter of William and Lottie.


Josh Collis

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; "Melvin Ray, Sr and Annette
Collis Perdue"; Article; Page 220; submitted by Melvin Perdue, Yukon, WV 24899.


William "Bill" Collis

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; "Melvin Ray, Sr and Annette
Collis Perdue"; Article; Page 220; submitted by Melvin Perdue, Yukon, WV 24899.


Randy Collis

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; "Melvin Ray, Sr and Annette
Collis Perdue"; Article; Page 220; submitted by Melvin Perdue, Yukon, WV 24899.


Walter Collis

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; "Melvin Ray, Sr and Annette
Collis Perdue"; Article; Page 220; submitted by Melvin Perdue, Yukon, WV 24899.


Eugene Collis

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; "Melvin Ray, Sr and Annette
Collis Perdue"; Article; Page 220; submitted by Melvin Perdue, Yukon, WV 24899.


Charles Collis

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; "Melvin Ray, Sr and Annette
Collis Perdue"; Article; Page 220; submitted by Melvin Perdue, Yukon, WV 24899.


Jo Ann Collis

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; "Melvin Ray, Sr and Annette
Collis Perdue"; Article; Page 220; submitted by Melvin Perdue, Yukon, WV 24899.


Ruth Collis

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; "Melvin Ray, Sr and Annette
Collis Perdue"; Article; Page 220; submitted by Melvin Perdue, Yukon, WV 24899.


Inell Collis

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; "Melvin Ray, Sr and Annette
Collis Perdue"; Article; Page 220; submitted by Melvin Perdue, Yukon, WV 24899.


Mary Jane Collis

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; "Melvin Ray, Sr and Annette
Collis Perdue"; Article; Page 220; submitted by Melvin Perdue, Yukon, WV 24899.


Clare Catherine Giniski

1. 1930 Census, Lackawanna Co, PA; Lackawanna Township; Minooka Village; taken on 24 Apr 1930;
Page 272B; Image 56 of 62; Family #432/515.
Listed as Clare Giniski; age 6; born in PA; in household of father, John Giniski.


John Kay Morgan

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 268; WV Archives Web Site.
John Kay Morgan; age 34; born at Roderfield, WV; single; living at Hemphill, WV; married on
5 Jan 1957 at Wilcoe, WV; Avelee Sigler; age 34; born in Galax, VA; widow; living at Hemphill, WV.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 31 Dec 2013.
John Kay Morgan; born 28 Jun 1922; died 26 Apr 1983; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"PFC * US ARMY * WORLD WAR II".


Avelee Stoneman

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1941); Page 218; WV Archives Web Site.
Earl Sigler; age 20; born and living at Hemphill, WV; married on 30 Aug 1941 at Wilcoe,
WV; Avelee Stoneman; age 19; born at Gary, WV; single; living at Elbert, WV; with consent
Lottie Sigler, mother of Earl Sigler; and Boyd Stoneman, father of Avelle Stoneman.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1957); Page 268; WV Archives Web Site.
John Kay Morgan; age 34; born at Roderfield, WV; single; living at Hemphill, WV; married on
5 Jan 1957 at Wilcoe, WV; Avelee Sigler; age 34; born in Galax, VA; widow; living at Hemphill, WV.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Roderfield (sic, Iaeger Memorial) Cemetery; Roderfied, WV;
submitted by Jim 18 Mar 2012; headstone photo added by B. Walls.
Avelee Stoneman Sigler; born 15 May 1922 in Carroll Co, VA; died 16 May 2003 at Charles
Town, Jefferson Co, WV; buried here; headstone photo shown; personal photo posted; "LOVING
MOTHER * IN LOVING MEMORY".
"Family links:
Parents:
Boyd Ingram Stoneman (1894 - 1973)
Lillie Belle Alley Stoneman (1902 - 1973)

Spouse:
Earl V Sigler (1921 - 1954)

Siblings:
Stella Lucille Stoneman Rutledge (1917 - 2004)*
Gladys Nmn Stoneman French (1920 - 1988)*
Avelee Stoneman Sigler (1922 - 2003)
Erma May Stoneman Church (1931 - 2013)*
Patricia Ann Stoneman Lambert (1940 - 1999)..."


James Manuel Lester Sr

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Long Pole Creek; E.D. 24-57; taken on 9 Apr
1940; Page 1090A; Image 15 of 74; Household #126.
Listed as Manuel Lester; age 60; born in WV; married; no education; lived in McDowell Co, WV on
1 Apr 1935; W.P.A. laborer; head of household.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'60 010989; WV Archives Web Site.
Manuel Lester; age 80; born 18 Jul 1880 in Pineville, WV; married; retired miner; living at Iaeger, WV;
SS# 236-07-6655; son of Charles and Elizabeth (Bishop) Lester; died 10 Jul 1960 at Iaeger, WV;
due to carcinoma of stomach; buried 13 Jul 1960 in Lockhart Cemetery, Litwar, WV; informant,
Mrs. Belle Lester, Iaeger, WV.


Elizabeth Belle Workman

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, page 234B.
Listed as Elizabeth B. Workman, age 1, born in Jun 1898, in WV, in household of father, William
Workman.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Center District; taken on 13 May 1910; Page 229A; Family #267.
Listed as Belle Workman, age 12, born in WV, in household of father, William Workman.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Long Pole Creek; E.D. 24-57; taken on 9 Apr
1940; Page 1090A; Image 15 of 74; Household #126.
Listed as Belle Lester; age 42; born in WV; married; 5th grade education; lived in McDowell Co, WV on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Manuel Lester.


James Manuel Lester Jr

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Long Pole Creek; E.D. 24-57; taken on 9 Apr
1940; Page 1090A; Image 15 of 74; Household #126.
Listed as Manuel Lester, Jr; age 12; born in WV; 3rd grade education; attending school; lived in McDowell
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Manuel Lester.


Jeraldine Lester

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Long Pole Creek; E.D. 24-57; taken on 9 Apr
1940; Page 1090A; Image 15 of 74; Household #126.
Listed as Jerldine Lester; age 7; born in WV; 2nd grade education; attending school; lived in McDowell
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Manuel Lester.


James Richard Huntsman

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1968); Page 149; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
James Richard Huntsman; age 21; born 16 Aug 1946 in Wheeling, WV; single; no previous marriage;
living at 2234 Eoff St, Wheeling, WV; son of James Ross and Margaret E. (Boring) Huntsman; married on
24 Aug 1968 in Iaeger, WV; Zenith Annette Morgan; age 21; born 14 May 1947 in Welch, WV; single; no
previous marriage; living at Box 488, Iaeger, WV; daughter of Dr. Elmo and Zenith (Rigney) Morgan.


Zenith Annette Morgan

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1968); Page 149; WV Archives Web Site via LDS Web Site.
James Richard Huntsman; age 21; born 16 Aug 1946 in Wheeling, WV; single; no previous marriage;
living at 2234 Eoff St, Wheeling, WV; son of James Ross and Margaret E. (Boring) Huntsman; married on
24 Aug 1968 in Iaeger, WV; Zenith Annette Morgan; age 21; born 14 May 1947 in Welch, WV; single; no
previous marriage; living at Box 488, Iaeger, WV; daughter of Dr. Elmo and Zenith (Rigney) Morgan.