McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individules

Notes


James Howard Adkins

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 208B; Image
32 of 75; Family #278/294.
Listed as James H. Atkins; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Jonah H. Adkins.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; E.D. 24-35; taken on 11 Apr 1940;
Page 599B; Image 15 of 57; Household #131.
Listed as James Howard Adkins; age 17; born in WV; 9th grade education; not attending school; lived in
same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Jonah H. Adkins.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 140; WV Archives Web Site.
James H. Adkins; age 22; born in Twin Branch, WV; single; living at Davy, WV; was issued a license to
marry on 3 Jul 1946 in McDowell Co, WV; Freda Virginia Gillespie; age 22; born in Roderfield, WV;
single; living at Davy, WV; no return by minister.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'58 015003; WV Archives via LDS Web Site.
James Howard Adkins; age 35; born 28 Aug 1923 at Twin Branch, WV; married coal miner; living at Davy, WV;
son of Jonah and Myrtle (Hart) Adkins; died 2 Nov 1958 at Davy, WV; due to injuries in auto accident; driving
home and car went over embankment; buried 4 Nov 1958 in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV;
informant, Jonah Adkins, Davy, WV.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 21 Sep 2014.
James H. Adkins; born 22 Aug 1923; died 2 Nov 1958; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Freda Virginia Gillespie

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Mohegan; E.D. 24-37; taken on 4 Apr
1940; Page 745A; Image 3 of 35; Household #18.
Listed as Freda Gillespie; age 17; born in WV; 8th grade education; not attending school;
lived in same house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of brother, John E. Gillespie.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 140; WV Archives Web Site.
James H. Adkins; age 22; born in Twin Branch, WV; single; living at Davy, WV; was issued a license to
marry on 3 Jul 1946 in McDowell Co, WV; Freda Virginia Gillespie; age 22; born in Roderfield, WV;
single; living at Davy, WV; no return by minister.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 348; WV Archives Web Site.
James H. Dean; age 21; born in Davy, WV; single; living at Alpoca, WV; son of Willie Lee Dean
and Pauline Dean-Osborne; married on 5 Apr 1947 at Alpoca, WV; Freda Gillespi; age 23; born at
Hemphill, WV; single; living at Alpoca, WV; daughter of Walter and Margaret Ann Gillespie.


Henry Goldsberry Adkins Sr

1. West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Henry Adkins
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 15 Jan 1880
Birth Place: Wayne County, West Virginia
Birth County: Wayne
Father: Spencer Adkins
Mother: Mariah J Adkins
FHL Film Number: 583485"
2. Wayne Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #2636; 12 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Henry G. Adkins; age 38; born 15 Jan 1880; living at Ferguson, Wayne Co, WV; self employed farmer;
nearest relative, Dollie Adkins, Ferguson, WV; 66" tall; medium build; blue eyes and light brown hair.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Princess Mining Village; taken on 19 Apr 1930;
Page 243B; Image 25 of 35; Family #103/103.
Listed as Henry G. Adkins; age 50; born in WV; married at 33; tippleman in coal mine; head of household.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Erin; E.D. 24-40; taken on 20 Apr 1940; Page 792A;
Image 23 of 36; Household #155.
Listed as Henry G. Adkins; age 60; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in same house on 1 Apr
1935; laborer in lumber plant; head of household.
5. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-211; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Henry Goldsberry Adkins; age 62; born 15 Jan 1880 in Wayne Co, WV; living at Zeb, McDowell Co, WV;
employed by Scott Groseclose of Hemphill, WV, near Roderfield, WV; person who will always know address,
Ethel Adkins, Roderfield, WV; 5'4" tall; 160 lbs; blue eyes; brown and gray hair; ruddy complexion.
6. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Henry Adkins
SSN: 236-05-0868
Last Residence:
26034 Chester, Hancock, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 15 Jan 1880
Died: Mar 1967
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"


Emily Dolly Perry

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Princess Mining Village; taken on 19 Apr 1930;
Page 243B; Image 25 of 35; Family #103/103.
Listed as Dollie Adkins; age 40; born in KY; married at 23; in household of husband, Henry G. Adkins.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Erin; E.D. 24-40; taken on 20 Apr 1940; Page 792A;
Image 23 of 36; Household #155.
Listed as Dollie Adkins; age 50; born in KY; married; 2 yrs HS education; lived in same house on 1 Apr
1935; in household of husband, Henry G. Adkins.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #14965; WV Archives Web Site.
Mrs. H. G., Dolly, Adkins; age 52 yrs, 11 mons, 21 days; born 11 Nov 1888 in Wayne Co, WV;
married; wife of H.G. Adkins; living at Roderfield, WV; daughter of James and Seattle (Dameron)
Perry; died 3 Nov 1941 in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV; due to hypertensive cardio vascular disease;
buried 7 Nov 1941 in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, WV.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Valerie Neal; 20 Feb 2016.
Dolly Perry Adkins; born 11 Nov 188 in Wayne Co, WV; died 3 Nov 1941 in Welch, McDowell Co, WV;
buried here; no grave marker photo shown.


Jolly Arnett Adkins

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Princess Mining Village; taken on 19 Apr 1930;
Page 243B; Image 25 of 35; Family #103/103.
Listed as Jolly A. Adkins; age 14; born in WV; in household of father, Henry G. Adkins.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Erin; E.D. 24-40; taken on 20 Apr 1940; Page 792A;
Image 23 of 36; Household #155.
Listed as Jolly Adkins; age 24; born in WV; single; 4 yrs HS education; lived in same house on 1 Apr
1935; time keeper for W.P.A.; in household of father, Henry G. Adkins.
3. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Jolly Arnett Adkins
Race: White
Age: 25
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Ferguson, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 23 May 1915
Residence Place: Welch, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Occupation: W P A Payroll Division Finance
Weight: 147
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 6
Next of Kin: Henry Goldsberry Adkins
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Jolly Arnett Adkins Self (Head)
Henry Goldsberry Adkins Father"
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Jolly Arnett Adkins
[Jolly A Adkins]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 23 May 1915
Birth Place: Ferguson, West Virginia
Death Date: 7 Jan 2000
Father: Henry G Adkins
Mother: Dolly Perry
SSN: 233160966
Notes: Jun 1937: Name listed as JOLLY ARNETT ADKINS; 19 Jan 2000: Name listed as JOLLY A ADKINS"


Bonnie Mariah Adkins

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Princess Mining Village; taken on 19 Apr 1930;
Page 243B; Image 25 of 35; Family #103/103.
Listed as Bonnie M. Adkins; age 12; born in KY; in household of father, Henry G. Adkins.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Erin; E.D. 24-40; taken on 20 Apr 1940; Page 792A;
Image 23 of 36; Household #155.
Listed as Bonnie Adkins; age 22; born in KY; single; 4 yrs HS education; lived in same house on 1 Apr
1935; nurse, private practice; in household of father, Henry G. Adkins.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Bonnie Mariah Adkins
[Bonnie M Kovach]
[George Kowach]
[Bonnie Kovach]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 28 Sep 1917
Birth Place: Louisa, Kentucky
[Louisa|]
Death Date: 25 Nov 1995
Claim Date: 7 Aug 1975
Father: Henry Adkins
Mother: Dolly Perry
SSN: 235280070
Notes: Apr 1940: Name listed as BONNIE MARIAH ADKINS; Dec 1945: Name listed as BONNIE M KOVACH; Feb 1955: Name listed as GEORGE KOWACH; 06 Aug 1975: Name listed as BONNIE KOVACH


Willis James Adkins

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Princess Mining Village; taken on 19 Apr 1930;
Page 243B; Image 25 of 35; Family #103/103.
Listed as James W. Adkins; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, Henry G. Adkins.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Erin; E.D. 24-40; taken on 20 Apr 1940; Page 792A;
Image 23 of 36; Household #155.
Listed as James W. Adkins; age 20; born in WV; single; 2 yrs HS education; lived in same house on 1 Apr
1935; laborer in lumber plant.; in household of father, Henry G. Adkins.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Willis James Adkins
[Willis Adkins]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 23 Apr 1919
Birth Place: Ferguson Way, West Virginia
Death Date: Jan 1981
Father: Henry Adkins
Mother: Dolly Perry
SSN: 234220287
Notes: Feb 1939: Name listed as WILLIS JAMES ADKINS; 04 Jan 1988: Name listed as WILLIS ADKINS"


Barbara Adkins

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Erin; E.D. 24-40; taken on 20 Apr 1940; Page 792A;
Image 23 of 36; Household #155.
Listed as Barbara Adkins; age 5; born in WV; no education; attending school; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Henry G. Adkins.


Roger Kelly "Bubba" Smith

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Roger “Bubba” Kelly Smith, 70, of Murrells Inlet S.C. formerly of Gary WV, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Born on November 23, 1947 in Wilcoe, WV, he was the son of the late Wayne Kelly Smith and Wilma Nevada Smith. He held Bachelor’s degrees in Civil Engineering and Mathematics and a Masters in Administration. He Lived in Gary, WV for many years where he Worked as a Civil Engineer for U.S. Steel Mining for 9 years and Worked in the McDowell County School System as a math teacher for 14 years and as an Assistant Principal and Principal for 11 years. Upon his retirement, he relocated to Murrells Inlet, SC. He Served in the National Guard and was a member of the Welch Lions Club. He loved sports, he played softball for 25 years and was an avid golfer. He umpired baseball for 32 years for Little League, Senior League, and High School, including state tournaments. He coached football at junior high and high school levels and coached Senior League baseball for many years. He was assistant coach for Mount View High School baseball team. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers: Ronald, Rick, Robin, Randall and Sister Patricia. Survivors include, his wife Helen Smith of Murrells Inlet S.C., daughter Kelly Martin and husband Graham of Ellicott City, MD, son Steven Smith and wife Kimberly of Rolesville, NC, grandsons Jackson and Grant of Ellicott City, MD.A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 11 A.M. from Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Gary, W.V. with Father Tony Lacson as Celebrant, burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park, in Bluewell, WV...."


Wayne Kelly Smith

1. Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2014, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Kelly Wayne Smith
Birth Date: 10 Dec 1924
Birth Place: Carroll, Virginia, USA"
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Alphus; E.D. 24-5; taken on 15 Apr 1940; Page 84A;
Image 9 of 70; Household #69.
Listed as Wayne Smith; age 15; born in VA; 5th grade education; attending school; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Thomas R. Smith.
3. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Wayne Kelly Smith
Race: White
Age: 18
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Galax, Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 10 Dec 1924
Residence Place: Gary, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 29 Dec 1942
Occupation: U S Coal And Coke
Weight: 162
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Height: 6
Next of Kin: Vada Smith
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Wayne Kelly Smith Self (Head)
Vada Smith Mother"
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 198; WV Archives Web Site.
Wayne Kelley Smith; age 21; born in Galax, VA; single; living at Wilcoe, WV; married on 23 Feb
1946 at Welch, WV; Wilma Nevada Jones; age 18; born and living at Wilcoe, WV; single; with
consent of Luvenia Nancy Jones; mother of Wilma Nevada Jones.
5. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Wayne K. Smith
SSN: 235-30-8984
Last Residence:
24801 Welch, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 10 Dec 1924
Died: 8 Sep 1989
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"


Wilma Nevada Jones

1.1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; taken on 25 Apr 1930; Page 65A; Iamge 39 of 45;
Family #396/363.
Listed as Wilma Jones; age 1 yr, 11 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Allen E. Jones.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1946); Page 198; WV Archives Web Site.
Wayne Kelley Smith; age 21; born in Galax, VA; single; living at Wilcoe, WV; married on 23 Feb
1946 at Welch, WV; Wilma Nevada Jones; age 18; born and living at Wilcoe, WV; single; with
consent of Luvenia Nancy Jones; mother of Wilma Nevada Jones.


Rosie Portigeo

1. West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991; McDowell Co, WV; LDS Web Site.
"Application to Take the Oath of Allegiance to the Untied States..."
Rosie Portigeo Messineo; age 37; born 25 Mar 1907 at Rock, WV; housewife; living at Bradshaw, WV;
married on 6 May 1922 at McComas, WV; Mike Messineo, born in Italy; signed by her 30 Nov 1944.


Waltham Earl Jones Jr

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #72 033492; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Waltham Earl Jones, Jr; age 21; born 23 Aug 1950 in WV; single; 4 yrs HS education;
this was his first marriage; living at Box 337, Bradshaw, WV; son of Waltham Earl and
Virginia Ekizabeth (Messineo)Jones; married on 14 Aug 1972 in Grundy, VA; Dianna
Lynn Mullins; age 19; born 9 Apr 1954 in WV; single; this was her 1st marriage; 4 yrs
HS education; living at Box 92, Paynesville, WV; daughter of Edwin and Merbie Ellen
(Keen) Mullins.


Dianna Lynn Mullins

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #72 033492; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Waltham Earl Jones, Jr; age 21; born 23 Aug 1950 in WV; single; 4 yrs HS education;
this was his first marriage; living at Box 337, Bradshaw, WV; son of Waltham Earl and
Virginia Ekizabeth (Messineo)Jones; married on 14 Aug 1972 in Grundy, VA; Dianna
Lynn Mullins; age 19; born 9 Apr 1954 in WV; single; this was her 1st marriage; 4 yrs
HS education; living at Box 92, Paynesville, WV; daughter of Edwin and Merbie Ellen
(Keen) Mullins.


Benjamin C. Price

1. North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Bay C Price
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 24 Oct 1895
Marriage Place: Ashe, North Carolina, USA
Spouse: Elizabeth M Wallace
Spouse Gender: Female
Event Type: Marriage"
2. 1900 Census, Ashe Co, NC; North Fork Township; taken on 14 Jun 1900; Page 116A; Image 12 of 35;
Family #129/135.
Listed as Benjamin C. Price; age 31; born in Apr 1869 in NC; married 4 yrs; merchant; head of household.


Elizabeth M. Wallace

1. North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Elizabeth M Wallace
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 24 Oct 1895
Marriage Place: Ashe, North Carolina, USA
Spouse: Bay C Price
Spouse Gender: Male
Event Type: Marriage"
2. 1900 Census, Ashe Co, NC; North Fork Township; taken on 14 Jun 1900; Page 116A; Image 12 of 35;
Family #129/135.
Listed as Elizabeth M. Price; age 23; born in Jul 1876 in TN; married 4 yrs; 3 children, 2 living; in household
of husband, Benjamin C. Price.


Myrtle Price

1. 1900 Census, Ashe Co, NC; North Fork Township; taken on 14 Jun 1900; Page 116A; Image 12 of 35;
Family #129/135.
Listed as Myrtle Price; age 1; born in Jul 1898 in NC; in household of father, Benjamin C. Price.


C. W. Perkins

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 71; WV Archives Web Site.
C. W. Perkins; age 27; born in Henry Co, VA; single; miner; living at Hemphill, WV; son of
Charles and Anna; married on 19 Feb 1936 at Welch, WV; Geneva Harrison; age 17; born
in McDowell Co, WV; single; living at Hemphill, WV; daughter of R. H. and Mrs. R. H.


Geneva Harrison

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Eckman; taken on 7/8 Jan 1920;
Page 46A; Image 7 of 50; Family #60/62.
Listed as Geneva Harrison; age 10 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Robert L. Harrison.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Havaco; taken on 5 Apr 1930; Page 8B;
Image 16 of 26; Family #144/155.
Listed as Geneva Harrison; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, Robert L. Harrison.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 71; WV Archives Web Site.
C. W. Perkins; age 27; born in Henry Co, VA; single; miner; living at Hemphill, WV; son of
Charles and Anna; married on 19 Feb 1936 at Welch, WV; Geneva Harrison; age 17; born
in McDowell Co, WV; single; living at Hemphill, WV; daughter of R. H. and Mrs. R. H.
4. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Havaco; E.D. 24-4; taken on 8 May 1940;
Page 74B; Image 20 of 30; Household #148.
Listed as Genevia Perkins; age 21; born in WV; widow; 8th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Robert L. Harrison, with one child.


Patricia Ann Perkins

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Havaco; E.D. 24-4; taken on 8 May 1940;
Page 74B; Image 20 of 30; Household #148.
Listed as Patricia Ann Perkins; age 6 mons; born in WV; in household of grandfather, Robert
L. Harrison, with mother.