McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Charles Ray Cox

1. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #69 034962; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Charles Ray Cox; age 21; born 17 Dec 1947 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 1 yr college
education; living at PO Box 302, Gary, WV; son of Clarence Pershing and Frances Rada (Yates) Cox;
married on 22 Aug 1969 in Bluefield, VA; Linda Kay Canterbury; age 21; born 9 Sep 1947 in WV;
single; this is her 1st marriage; 4 yrs HS education; living at 313 Hillcrest Dr, Bluefield, VA; daughter
of Ralph Kellis and Evelyn Virginia (Bird) Canterbury.


Linda Kay Canterbury

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 169; submitted by Evelyn Canterbury, 313 Hillcrest Drive, Bluefeild,
VA.
2. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #69 034962; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Charles Ray Cox; age 21; born 17 Dec 1947 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 1 yr college
education; living at PO Box 302, Gary, WV; son of Clarence Pershing and Frances Rada (Yates) Cox;
married on 22 Aug 1969 in Bluefield, VA; Linda Kay Canterbury; age 21; born 9 Sep 1947 in WV;
single; this is her 1st marriage; 4 yrs HS education; living at 313 Hillcrest Dr, Bluefield, VA; daughter
of Ralph Kellis and Evelyn Virginia (Bird) Canterbury.


Billy Dave Morgan

1. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysville District; E.D. 55-1; taken on 10 May 1940; Page 21B; Image 43 of
45; Household #314.
Listed as W. Billy Morgan; age 6; born in WV; no education; attending school; lived in same place on 1
Apr 1935; in household of father, Bernard W. Morgan.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1958); Page 434; WV Archives Web Site.
Billy Dave Morgan; age 24; born in ____; single; living at Brenton, WV; son of Bernard and Margaret Morgan;
married on 18 Oct 1958 at Brenton, WV; Garnet Muriel Mayfield; age 18; born in PA; single; living at New
Richmond, WV; daughter of Kenneth and Lorriane Mayfield.


Garnet Muriel Mayfield

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1958); Page 434; WV Archives Web Site.
Billy Dave Morgan; age 24; born in ____; single; living at Brenton, WV; son of Bernard and Margaret Morgan;
married on 18 Oct 1958 at Brenton, WV; Garnet Muriel Mayfield; age 18; born in PA; single; living at New
Richmond, WV; daughter of Kenneth and Lorriane Mayfield.


John Henry Lester

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 247B, Family #158.
Listed as John H. Lester, age 8, born in Jan 1892 in WV, in household of father, James W. Lester.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1911); Page 51; WV Archives Web Site.
John H. Lester; age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living in Paynesville, WV; son of
James and Sarah; married on 19 Oct 1911 at Paynesville, WV; Ellen Kennedy; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of John and Lottie.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Marytown Road; taken on 23 Apr 1930;
Page 215B; Image 46 of 75; Family #404/420.
Listed as John H. Lester; age 38; born in WV; married at 19; coal loader in coal mine; head of
household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-1064; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John Henry Lester; age 50; born 3 Jan 1892 in Bradshaw, WV; living at Davy, WV; employed by
Kindston Pocahontas C., at Hemphill, WV; person who will always know address, Mrs. Ellen Lester,
Davy, WV; 6'2" tall; 196 lbs; blue eyes; brown hair; ruddy complexion.


Virgie Ellen Kennedy

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 253B, Family #236
Listed as Ellen Kenaday, age 7, born in Nov 1892 in WV, in household of
father, John Kenaday.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1911); Page 51; WV Archives Web Site.
John H. Lester; age 19; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living in Paynesville, WV; son of
James and Sarah; married on 19 Oct 1911 at Paynesville, WV; Ellen Kennedy; age 18; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of John and Lottie.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Marytown Road; taken on 23 Apr 1930;
Page 215B; Image 46 of 75; Family #404/420.
Listed as Ellen Lester; age 37; born in WV; married at 18; in household of husband, John H. Lester.


Martha Lester

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Marytown Road; taken on 23 Apr 1930;
Page 215B; Image 46 of 75; Family #404/420.
Listed as Martha Lester; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, John H. Lester.


Linda Lester

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Marytown Road; taken on 23 Apr 1930;
Page 215B; Image 46 of 75; Family #404/420.
Listed as Linda Lester; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, John H. Lester.


Ronald Eugene Estep

1. Russell Co, WV; Marriage License #69 051989; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ronald Eugene Estep; age 18; born 26 Aug 1951 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 7th grade
education; living at General Delivery, Logan, WV; son of Conrad and Lydia (Stowers) Estep' married
on 13 Dec 1969 in the Lebanon Memorial United Methodist Church, Lebanon, VA; Shirley Faye
Estep, age 17; born 27 Aug 1952 in WV; single; this is her 1st marriage; 3 yrs HS education; living at
Box 61, Logan, WV; daughter of William and Jaqueline (Parker) Estep.


Shirley Faye Estep

1. Russell Co, WV; Marriage License #69 051989; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ronald Eugene Estep; age 18; born 26 Aug 1951 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 7th grade
education; living at General Delivery, Logan, WV; son of Conrad and Lydia (Stowers) Estep' married
on 13 Dec 1969 in the Lebanon Memorial United Methodist Church, Lebanon, VA; Shirley Faye
Estep, age 17; born 27 Aug 1952 in WV; single; this is her 1st marriage; 3 yrs HS education; living at
Box 61, Logan, WV; daughter of William and Jaqueline (Parker) Estep.


Richard Leon Justice

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1962); Page 482; WV Archives Web Site.
Richard Leon Justice; age 19; born in Oceana, WV; single; living at Hatcher, WV; son of
Noel (sic Noah) L. and Eula Justice; married on 16 Oct 1962 at Kopperston, WV; Shurla Kay
Hamilton; age 15; born in KY; single; living at Kopperston, WV; daughter of M/M Eldron Hamilton.
2. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 212; WV Archives Web Site.
Richard Leon Justice; age 22; born 2 Jun 1943 in Kopperston, WV; divorced; living at Hatcher, WV; son of
Noah Lee and Eula Mildred (Saunders) Justice; married on 20 Jul 1965 at Kopperston, WV; Joanna
Faye Mettille; age 29; born and living at Oceana, WV; divorced; daughter of Ken and Virginia (Richardson)
Kennedy.
3. Giles Co, VA; Marriage License #81-009789; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Richard Leon Justice; age 37; born 2 Jun 1943 in WV; this is his second (sic, third) marriage; last marriage
ended in divorce on 6 Mar 1981; 2 yrs college education; living at Jesse, WV; son of Noah Lee and Eula
Mildred (Saunders) Justice; married on 14 Mar 1981 in Baptist Church, Pearisburg, Giles Co, VA; Deloris
Carol Justice; age 38; born 3 Ju 1942 in WV; this is her second marriage; last marriage ended in divorce
on 2 Nov 1976; 12th grade education; living at 406 1/2 Ewart Ave, Beckley, WV; daughter of Clarence Terry
and Doris Mae (Kennedy) Rose.
4. Evans-Calfee Funeral Home; Oceana, WV; Posted Obit.
"Richard L. Justice, 76, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

"Born June 2, 1943, he was the son of the late Noah Lee Justice and Eulah Mildred Sanders Justice.

"Richard led a very interesting life. He was a proud Army veteran, worked several years in the coal mines, drove over the road as a semi-truck driver and served many years as a deputy for Wyoming County, until he was injured in the line of duty.

"He enjoyed spending time in the woods; fishing and hunting. He was a talented artist and guitar player until his career ending injury prohibited him from performing.

"In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Delores Carol Justice and his sister, Betty Halloway.

"He is survived by two daughters, Katherine and Lisa; several grandchildren; and two brothers, Steve and Daniel."


Shurla Kay Hamilton

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1962); Page 482; WV Archives Web Site.
Richard Leon Justice; age 19; born in Oceana, WV; single; living at Hatcher, WV; son of
Noel (sic Noah) L. and Eula Justice; married on 16 Oct 1962 at Kopperston, WV; Shurla Kay
Hamilton; age 15; born in KY; single; living at Kopperston, WV; daughter of M/M Eldron Hamilton.


Samuel Coleman

1. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV...", McDowell Co Historical Society, 1995
Sam Coleman Article, page 122.
Sam Coleman was born on 25 Jul 1895 and died on 20 Jul 1970. He was a son of
William and Sarah J. Coleman. He married first Virgie Harman, second to Oma
Gross on 21 Nov 1931.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 244B, Family #103.
Listed as Samuel Coleman, age 4, born in Jul 1895 in WV, in household of
father, William Coleman.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 11 May 1910, Page 94A,
Family # 265.
Listed as Samuel Coleman, age 16, born in WV, in household of father, William Coleman.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1921); Page 262; WV Archives Web Site.
Sam Coleman; age 24; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Lex, WV; son of
W.M. and Sarah; married on 16 Jun 1921 at Avondale, WV; Virgie Harman; age 17; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of H.M. and Annie.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1929); Page 97; WV Archives Web Site.
Sam Coleman; age 33; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; miner; living at Lex, WV; son of William
and Sarah;license issued on 2 Jul 1929 to marry; Eliza Hatfield; age 28; born in McDowell Co, WV;
widow; living in McDowell Co, WV; daughter of James and Myrtle.
(No return by minister. Probably not married)
6. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 83; WV Archives Web Site.
Sam Coleman; age 35; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; miner; living at Lex, WV; son of William
and Sarah J.; married on 31 Nov 1931 at Lex, WV; Oma Gross; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; living at Bradshaw, WV; daughter of Thomas and Sarah.
7. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken 6 May 1940; Page 1171B;
Image 46 of 66; Household #376.
Listed as Sam Coleman; age 45; born in WV; married; 4th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; track man in coal mine; head of household.
8. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Valerie Neal; 23 Apr 2014.
" Sam Coleman
Birth 25 Jul 1895
Lex, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 20 Jul 1970 (aged 74)
Raysal, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Riffe Cemetery
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA"


Virgie Harman

1. 1910 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Maiden Spring District, taken on 16 Apr 1910, Page 218A,
Family #19.
Listed as Virgie Harman, age 5, born in WV; in household of father, Henry M. Harman.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1921); Page 262; WV Archives Web Site.
Sam Coleman; age 24; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Lex, WV; son of
W.M. and Sarah; married on 16 Jun 1921 at Avondale, WV; Virgie Harman; age 17; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of H.M. and Annie.


Hugh Phillips

1. "Marriage Records of Mc Dowell Co, WV", page 20.
Marriage Record, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 112.
Hugh Phillips, age 22, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of John and Sarah married on 13 Aug 1883
Ellen Williams, age 19, born in Wythe Co, VA, daughter of Henry and Nancy.
2. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1907); Page 174; WV Archives Web Site.
Hugh Phillips; age 47; born in Tazewell Co, VA; widowed; laborer; living in Mingo Co, WV; son of
John and Sarah Phillips; married on 7 Sep 1907 at residence of C. W. Myers in Matewan, WV;
Ellen marcum; age 44; born in VA; widow; daughter of Henry and Nancy Williams.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Yukon; taken on 23 May 1910; Page 176A;
Family #2/2.
Listed as Hugh Phillips; age 49; born in VA; married once for 3 yrs; farmer; head of household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 90; WV Archives Web Site.
Hugh Phillips; age 54; born in Tazewell Co, VA; widowed; farmer; living at War, WV; both parents dead;
married on 26 Jun 1920 at War, WV; Adria Harman; age 28; born in McDowell Co, WV; widow; daughter
of _________ and Julia Morgan.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #1724; WV Archives Web Site.
Hugh Phillips; age 83; living in Valley Boarding House, McDowell Co, WV; died 6 Feb 1946 in Welch
Emergency Hospital, Welch, WV; due to septicemia; decubitus ulcer; senility; buried 6 Sep 1946 in
Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield, WV; all other information listed as unknown.
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Kenneth Bowen; 11 Jun 2012.
Hugh Phillips; born in 1863 in Tazewell Co, VA; died 6 Feb 1946 in Welch, WV; buried here; no grave
marker photo shown; "He married Adria Harman on June 26, 1920 By Rev. E. L. Patton at War, Wv"..


Ada Mae Reed

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 4 Jun 1900; Page 74A; Family #26/26.
Listed as Ada Reed; age 4; born in WV in Jun 1895; in household of grandmother, Lucinda (Dowell)
Reed with mother, Julia A. Reed.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War and Susanna; taken on 6 May 1910; Page
183B; Image 16 of 21; Family #142/146.
Listed as Ada Reed; age 15; born in WV; in household of uncle, Frank Whitt.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1911); Page 134; WV Archives Web Site.
John Christian; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; laborer; living at War, WV; son of _____
and Vicie; married on 10 Mar 1911 at War, WV; Ada Reed; age 17; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daighter of______ and Julia.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1920); Page 90; WV Archives Web Site.
Hugh Phillips; age 54; born in Tazewell Co, VA; widowed; farmer; living at War, WV; both parents dead;
married on 26 Jun 1920 at War, WV; Adria Harman; age 28; born in McDowell Co, WV; widow; daughter
of _________ and Julia Morgan.