McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families

Notes


John Ray Lester

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Barbara and John Lester"; Article; Page 209; submitted by Barbara Hawks
Lester, Box 251, Paynesville, WV 24873.
2. U.S., Index to Public Records, 1994-2019; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: John R Lester [Jonathan R Lester]
Birth Date: Aug 1965
Residence Date: 2005-2020
Address: 920 J Frank Taylor Rd
Residence: Cedar Bluff, Virginia, USA
Postal Code: 24609
Second Residence Date: 2002-2004
Second Address: 9431 Chelshea Ln
Second Residence:
Second Postal Code: 24202
Third Residence Date: 1999-2016
Third Address: Po Box 151
Third Residence: Paynesville, West Virginia, USA
Third Postal Code: 24873
Fourth Residence Date: 2004-2005
Fourth Address: Po Box 573
Fourth Residence: Pounding Mill, Virginia, USA
Fourth Postal Code: 24637 "
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Homer and Macie Lester"; Article; Page 209; submitted by Barbara Hawks
Lester, Box 251, Paynesville, WV 24873.


Barbara Jean Hawks

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom Hatcher
and Sandra Long; "Edward George and Maggie E. Caudill"; article; Page 117; submitted by Joyce
Hawks, HC 61, Box 24, Paynesville, WV 24873.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Barbara and John Lester"; Article; Page 209; submitted by Barbara Hawks
Lester, Box 251, Paynesville, WV 24873.
3. U.S., Index to Public Records, 1994-2019; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Barbara J Lester
Birth Date: Mar 1969
Residence Date: 2005-2020
Address: 920 J Frank Taylor Rd
Residence: Cedar Bluff, Virginia, USA
Postal Code: 24609
Second Residence Date: 2002-2007
Second Address: 9431 Chelshea Ln
Second Residence:
Second Postal Code: 24202
Third Residence Date: 2004-2005
Third Address: Po Box 573
Third Residence: Pounding Mill, Virginia, USA
Third Postal Code: 24637
Fourth Residence Date: 1997-2002
Fourth Address: Po Box 151
Fourth Residence: Paynesville, West Virginia, USA
Fourth Postal Code: 24873"
4. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Homer and Macie Lester"; Article; Page 209; submitted by Barbara Hawks
Lester, Box 251, Paynesville, WV 24873.


William Homer Lester Jr

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Barbara and John Lester"; Article; Page 209; submitted by Barbara Hawks Lester,
Box 251, Paynesville, WV 24873.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; Geneva Steel, Sandra Long,
and Tom Hatcher; "Homer and Macie Lester"; Article; Page 209; submitted by Barbara Hawks
Lester, Box 251, Paynesville, WV 24873.


Jonathan Ray Lester

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Jonathan Ray Lester of Tazewell, VA, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

"Jonathan was born May 13, 1999 in Richlands, VA, a son of John R Lester and Barbara Hawks Lester. He was an EMT and loved his job.

"Jonathan was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Homer and Macie Lester and his maternal grandfather, William Hawks.

"Survivors include his father, John R. Lester of Cedar Bluff, VA; his mother, Barbara Hawks Lester of Cedar Bluff, VA; one brother, William Lester of Cedar Bluff and one sister Brittney Nicole Lester also of Cedar Bluff; his girlfriend Corenna Asbury of Tazewell, VA; maternal grandmother, Joyce Hawks of Paynesville, WV; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

" Funeral services will be conducted Monday, September 21, 2020 at 12 o’clock with Elder Jerry Stacy and Elder Freddy Vance officiating at the Followers of Christ Church in Paynesville, WV. Burial will follow in the Preston Mullins Cemetery on Baker Fork near Paynesville, WV. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

" Friends may visit with the family Sunday evening, September 20, 2020 after 6 p.m. at the Followers of Christ church at Paynesville, WV, with evening services at 7 p.m.

"Services will be held in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines, mask are to be worn by all attending and social distancing is to be practiced.

"Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV, is assisting the family.

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


Larry Gene Christian

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Larry Gene Christian, age 73, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born on February 21, 1943 and raised in Cow holler, Bartley, West Virginia to the late Mastin and Oma Jane (McIntosh) Christian. He was a veteran of the United States Army military police and a coal miner. He was married to Wilda Mae Rowe in 1968 and moved to Indiana to work in the local foundries. He retired from Fort Wayne Foundry in 2004 after 35 years of service to the foundry.Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Wilda Christian of Kendallville. Two beloved sons; Michael Gene Christian of Kendallville and Anthony Joseph "Tony" and Kristin Christian of Kendallville. Daughter, Tammy Jones of Aberdeen, Washington. Six beloved grandsons: Tate (Yani) Harris and Clint Harris, both in the United States Marine Corps, based in San Diego, California; Tyler (Stevie) Christian of Kendallville; Jack Christian of Kendallville; John Jones and Jesse Jones of Washington state. Four great grandchildren: Breydan Christian and Letty Christian and Madison Jones and Kara Jones. Brother, Everett Christian of Kendallville. Brother, Tom Christian of Howe. Brother, David Christian of Kendallville. Brother, Robert Christian of North Carolina. Sister, Pauline "Toot" Frazier of Ashland, Kentucky. Sister, Nancy "Doll" White of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ellis "Teen" Christian; two sisters, Amy Tedesco and Florence Laxton.Funeral services will be held Friday, December 23, 2016 at 6:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home with visitation from 4:00 - 6:00 PM prior to the service. An additional funeral service will take place Monday, December 26, 2016 at 12:00 noon at the Family Worship Center in Jolo, West Virginia. Visitation is an hour prior to the service. Burial will be at the Rowe Family Cemetery, Estep Ridge, Paynesville, West Virginia...."


Wilda Mae Rowe

1. "The Hertiage of McDowell Co, WV, 1858-1995", McDowell County Historical Society, 1995,
"Crocket Rowe" article, page 232.
Crocket Rowe; born on 7 Feb 1929; died on 12 Jan 1987; son of Ruben and Betty Waldron Rowe;
married Elva Pruitt; four children:Wilda Mae, Wilma Lee; Elmer James Crocket; and Donna Gay
Rowe.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Wilda Mae Christian, age 69, of Kendallville, died Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne. Mrs. Christian was born June 9, 1949 and raised at Three Forks holler near Jolo, West Virginia to the late Crocket and Elva (Pruitt) Rowe. She graduated from Iaeger High School in 1967 and married Larry Gene Christian in April of 1968 in West Virginia. Larry preceded her in death on December 20, 2016. Wilda was employed with King Seeley in Kendallville and Mastercraft in Shipshewana. She also was a babysitter for many children over the years.
Survivors include:
Son, Michael Gene Christian of Kendallville.
Son, Anthony Joseph “Tony” and Kristin Christian of Kendallville.
Four grandchildren: Tate and Yani Harris of Kendallville; Clint Harris of San Diego, California; Tyler Christian of Kendallville; and Jack Christian of Kendallville.
Four great grandchildren: Breydan Christian, Letty Christian, Atticus Harris, and Olivia Harris due in July.
Sister, Wilma Heathcock of Goshen.
She was preceded in death by sister, Donna Hicks and brother, Jay Rowe.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 12:00 noon at the Raysal Freewill Baptist Church, Raysal, West Virginia with calling at 10:00 AM prior to the service.
Burial will take place at the Rowe Family Cemetery, Estep Ridge, Paynesville, West Virginia...."


Helen Christian

1. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV, 1858-1995"; McDowell Co, WV Historical Society; 1995;
"John W. and Mae Christian, Miner" article; Page 119; submitted by Marie Brownfield, Raysal, WV.


McGee S. Bryant

1. US Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Mcgee S Bryant
Also Known As Megge S Bryant
2nd Also Known As Name Mcgee B Bryant
Residence Date 01 Apr 1998
Residence Place Justice, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 29 May 1942..."

"...Address Auburn 8
Address Continued Justice, West Virginia 24851
Address Date 01 Apr 1998
2nd Address 1 RR 1 133
2nd Address Continued Justice, West Virginia 24851
2nd Address Date 01 Nov 1994
3rd Address 133 PO Box
3rd Address Continued Justice, West Virginia 24851
3rd Address Date 01 Jun 1982-25 Mar 2008..."


Pat Grant Wellman Sr

1. Wayne Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 349; WV Archives Web Site.
Pat Wellman; age 21; born and living in Wayne Co, WV; son of Dave and Teel Wellman; married on
18 Jun 1935 at Fort Gay, WV; Tina Ball; age 20; born in Pike Co, KY; daughter of _____ Ball and
Nancy Ball Ramey.
2. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name Pat Grant Wellman
Gender Male
Race White
Age 27
Relationship to Draftee Self
Birth Date 27 Sep 1913
Birth Place Twin Branch, West Virginia, USA
Residence Place Hensley, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date 16 Oct 1940
Registration Place Hensley, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer Unemployed
Weight 165
Complexion Light
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Height 5 8
Next of Kin Pat Wellman
Household Members
Name Pat Grant Wellman
Age 27
Name Pat Wellman"


Tina Ball

1. Wayne Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 349; WV Archives Web Site.
Pat Wellman; age 21; born and living in Wayne Co, WV; son of Dave and Teel Wellman; married on
18 Jun 1935 at Fort Gay, WV; Tina Ball; age 20; born in Pike Co, KY; daughter of _____ Ball and
Nancy Ball Ramey


Amos Elliott Taylor

1. Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2015, Delayed Birth Records, 1721-1911; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Amos Elliet Taylor
Birth Date: 20 Jun 1916
Birth Place: Dickenson, Virginia, USA
Certificate Number: 1916023998
Father: Roy Carl Taylor
Mother: Virgie Anderson "
2. Dickenson Co, VA; Marriage License #21003; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Amos E. Taylor; age 20; born in Aily, VA; single; living at Nealy Ridge, VA; son of Carl and Virgie
(Anderson) Taylor; married on 9 nov 1936 at nealy Ridge, VA; hattie B. Colley; age 20; born in
Buchanan Co, VA; single; living at Aily, VA; daughter of M.E. and Ollie (Deel) Colley.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Edgar A. Rice; 16 Dec 2014.
" Amos Elliott Taylor
Birth 20 Jun 1916
Death 11 Aug 1978 (aged 62)
Burial
Absalom Taylor Family Cemetery
Birchleaf, Dickenson County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 140095094"

Additional Information Posted:
"Military Marker
AMOS E TAYLOR
SI US NAVY
WWII
JUNE 20, 1916- AUG 11, 1978"


Hattie Belle Colley

1. Dickenson Co, VA; Marriage License #21003; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Amos E. Taylor; age 20; born in Aily, VA; single; living at Nealy Ridge, VA; son of Carl and Virgie
(Anderson) Taylor; married on 9 nov 1936 at nealy Ridge, VA; hattie B. Colley; age 20; born in
Buchanan Co, VA; single; living at Aily, VA; daughter of M.E. and Ollie (Deel) Colley.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Edgar A. Rice; 16 Dec 2014.
" Hattie Bell Taylor
Birth 27 Jan 1916
Death 7 Aug 1999 (aged 83)
Burial
Absalom Taylor Family Cemetery
Birchleaf, Dickenson County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 140095048"


Lawrence Lee "Larry" Taylor

1. Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2015, Delayed Birth Records, 1721-1911' Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: Lawerence Lee Taylor
Birth Date: 12 Jun 1937
Birth Place: Dickenson, Virginia, USA
Certificate Number: 1937026372"


Emory Lile Kennedy

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 24/27 Jan 1920; Page
220A; Family #107.
Listed as Emery Kennedy; age 1 yr, 6 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Elijah L. Kennedy.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 1May 1930; Page 221A;
Family #322.
Listed as Emery Kennedy; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, Elijah Kennedy.
3. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Emory Lile Kennedy
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Bradshaw, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 2 Feb 1918
Residence Place: Rockridge, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: Self
Weight: 160
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Gray
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 6 8
Next of Kin: Elige Kennedy
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Emory Lile Kennedy Self (Head)
Elige Kennedy Father"
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1945); Page 253; WV Archives Web Site.
Emory Kennedy; age 26; born in Bradshaw, WV; single; living at Raysal, WV; married on 8 Oct 1945
in Welch, WV; Annie Mullins; age 29; born in Avondale, WV; widow; living at Raysal, WV.
5. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #29112; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Emory Kennedy; age 41; born in Bradshaw, WV; widowed; one previous marriage; miner; living at
Beartown, WV; son of Lige and Belle (Payne) Kennedy; married on 19 Sep 1962 in Lebanon, VA;
Millard Lois Woods; age 18; born in Rockridge, WV; single; living in Bradshaw, WV; daughter of
Jessie A. and Osie (Brewster) Woods.
6. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #87- 039977; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Emory Lile Kennedy; age 68; born 2 Feb 1919 in WV; divorced; this is his 3rd marriage; last marriage
ended 29 Jun 1984; 12th grade education; living at Bradshaw, WV; son of Lige and Belle (Payne)
Kennedy; married on 31 Aug 1987 in Grundy, VA; Naomi Cooper; age 33; born 13 Jun 1964 in WV;
divorced; this is her 2nd marriage; last marriage ended 1 Jun 1984; 10th grade education; living at
Box 12, English, WV; daughter of Noah and Oma Lee (Mullins) Cooper.
7. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Emory L Kennedy
[Elmer L Kennedy]
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 2 Feb 1918
Birth Place: Bradshaw, West Virginia
[Bradshaw|]
Death Date: 29 Jan 1999
Claim Date: 19 Sep 1960
Father: Eligah Kennedy
Mother: Belle Kennedy
SSN: 233289532
Citizenship or Alien Status: U.S. citizen.
Type of Claim: Evidence other than birth record submitted; U.S. citizen or alien allowed to work.
Signature on SSN Card: Elmer L Kennedy
Notes: 16 Mar 1999: Name listed as EMORY L KENNEDY;
16 Sep 1960: Name listed as ELMER L KENNEDY"
8. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Emory Kennedy
Birth Date: 2 Feb 1918
Death Date: 29 Jan 1999
SSN: 233289532
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 12 Apr 1941
Release Date 1: 9 Jan 1945"
9. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Emory L. Kennedy
SSN: 233-28-9532
Last Residence:
24832 English, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 2 Feb 1918
Last Benefit: 24832, English, Mcdowell, West Virginia, United States of America
Died: 29 Jan 1999
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"
10. U.S. Veterans' Gravesites, ca.1775-2006; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Emory L Kennedy
Service Info.: CPL US ARMY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 2 Feb 1918
Death Date: 29 Jan 1999
Cemetery: Tom Sparks Cemetery
Cemetery Address: Bradshaw Mtn Bradshaw, WV 24817"


Oceana "Annie" Mullins

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Iaeger; taken on 12 Mar 1920; Page 247A;
Image 24 of 35; Family #244/248.
Listed as Oceana Mullins; age 2 yrs, 3 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Allen Mullins.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page 257B; Image 34
of 51; Family #283/287.
Listed as Annie Mullins; age 14; born in WV; in household of father, Allen Mullins.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 307; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Stinson; age 24; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Iaeger, WV; son of
Eliz and Elban; married on 26 Dec 1934 at Avondale, WV; Anna Mullins; age 22; born in McDowell
Co, WV; daughter of Allen and Mary Jane.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1945); Page 253; WV Archives Web Site.
Emory Kennedy; age 26; born in Bradshaw, WV; single; living at Raysal, WV; married on 8 Oct 1945
in Welch, WV; Annie Mullins; age 29; born in Avondale, WV; widow; living at Raysal, WV.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'62 006903; WV Archives Web Site.
Ann (Mrs. Emory) Kennedy; age 46; born in May 1916 in WV; married; housewife; living at Beartown,
WV; daughter of Allen and Mary (Christian) Mullins; died 28 Apr 1962 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV;
due to cerebral hemorrhage with hypertensive heart disease; buried 1 May 1962 in Dry Branch
Cemetery, Avondale, WV; informant, Clara Markham, Welch, WV.