McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Robert Lee Morrow Sr

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken 24 Apr 1930; Page 148A; Image 55 of
68; Family #490/625.
Listed as Robert L. Morrow; age 8 born in WV; Negro; in household of father, John Morrow.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Landgraff; E.D. 24-45; taken 4 Apr 1940;
Page 858B; Image 6 of 34; Household #44.
Listed as Robert Davis (sic, Morrow); age 19; born in WV; single; 6th grade education; Negro; lived in
McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; coal loader in coal mine; in household of step-father, Lindsey Davis.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 165; WV Archives Website.
Robert L. Morrow; age 26; born in Keystone, WV; single; colored; living at Kyle, WV; married on 13
Jul 1947 at Kyle, WV; Ruth A. Hancock; age 25; born in Powhatan, WV; singe; colored; living in Kyle,
WV.


Ruth A. Hancock

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 165; WV Archives Website.
Robert L. Morrow; age 26; born in Keystone, WV; single; colored; living at Kyle, WV; married on 13
Jul 1947 at Kyle, WV; Ruth A. Hancock; age 25; born in Powhatan, WV; singe; colored; living in Kyle,
WV.


Robert Lee Morrow Jr.

1. "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; 4 Jan 2021; On-Line Version.
"Robert Lee Morrow Jr., age 71, who departed this life early on Monday, December 28, 2020 at The Havens in Princeton, WV where he had resided for the past four years. He was born in Kyle, WV on May 7, 1949 into the very loving parentage of Robert L. Morrow Sr., and Ruth A. (Hancock) Morrow. After his high school graduation, he entered the United States Army, where he served during the Vietnam Era. Upon completing his tour of duty in the military, he moved to New York where he had held several positions in the workforce, and retired as a Conductor for the Long Island Rail Road. Several years ago, he returned home and renewed his membership at Mercy Seat Missionary Baptist Church in Kyle. Robert enjoyed sports and was an avid fisherman.

"In addition to his father and mother, he was preceded in death by one brother, Samuel Hancock and two sisters, Pamela D. Morrow Crenshaw and Marion A. Morrow.

"Robert leaves cherished memories to his children: Robert L. Morrow III., of Florida, Kathy D. Morrow of Virginia and Sean A. Morrow of Florida; his siblings: James M. (Bonnie) Cabiness of Texas, Mary M. (Dwight) Bradley of Virginia, Douglas C. Morrow and Darlene M. (Larry) Wilkins both of Kyle, Pastor Julius D. Morrow of Virginia, Roberta A. Freeman and Robert K. Morrow both of Florida; his grandchildren: Ketzia Morrow, Sae’von Morrow, Paron Payne, Ka’Mia Morrow, Corde’ Townes, Antonio Morrow and Kimbee Davis; three great-grandchildren; one aunt, Dorothy Totten of Kyle; his nephews and nieces; several generations of cousins and friends; which includes his Disabled Veterans’ group and the Military Service related personnel.

"Service will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Mercy Seat Missionary Baptist Church in Kyle, with Pastor Walter E. Clay, presiding and (his brother,) Pastor Julius D. Morrow eulogist. Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 6605 New Hope Road in Bluewell, WV, where full military rites will be conducted by the WV and Mercer County Honor Guards.. Veterans and friends will serve as pallbearers. A Revolving Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m.

"Services entrusted to Gregory-Page Funeral Home in Welch, (to leave online condolences: gregory-pagefh.com.) Both social distancing and wearing of masks will be observed."


Sonny Darrell Morgan

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 422; WV Archives Web Site.
Sonny Darrell Morgan; age 19; born 25 Nov 1945 at Guyan, WV; single; living at 4118 Cloud Ave,
Cleveland, OH; son of Sonny and Tessie Morgan; married on 1 Sep 1965 at Davy, WV; Helen Ruth
Sizemore; age 16; born 20 Sep 1948 at Davy, WV; single; living at Box 551, Davy, WV; daughter of
Robert and Hazel (Shelton) Sizemore.


Helen Ruth Sizemore

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 422; WV Archives Web Site.
Sonny Darrell Morgan; age 19; born 25 Nov 1945 at Guyan, WV; single; living at 4118 Cloud Ave,
Cleveland, OH; son of Sonny and Tessie Morgan; married on 1 Sep 1965 at Davy, WV; Helen Ruth
Sizemore; age 16; born 20 Sep 1948 at Davy, WV; single; living at Box 551, Davy, WV; daughter of
Robert and Hazel (Shelton) Sizemore.


Sonny E. Morgan

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 29/30 Jan 1920, Page 213A, Family #146.
Listed as Soney E. Morgan, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, Peter Morgan.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Clear Fork District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 172A; Family #136.
Listed as Sonnie Morgan; age 18; born in WV; in household of father, Peter Morgan.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 375; WV Archives Web Site.
Soney Morgan; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Guyan, WV; son of Pete and Lizzie Morgan;
married on 19 Sep 1934 at the home of Pete Morgan in Guyan, WV; Tessie Morgan; age 16; born in
Wyoming Co, WV; living at Guyan, WV; daughter of L.W. and Corba Morgan.
4."The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Donald J. Morgan"; Article;
Page 206; submitted by Donna Morgan, 222 Summers St, Welch, WV 24801.


Tessie Browning

1. Wyoming Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 375; WV Archives Web Site.
Soney Morgan; age 22; born in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Guyan, WV; son of Pete and Lizzie Morgan;
married on 19 Sep 1934 at the home of Pete Morgan in Guyan, WV; Tessie Morgan; age 16; born in
Wyoming Co, WV; living at Guyan, WV; daughter of L.W. and Corba Morgan.
(She took the surname of her step-father)
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; "Donald J. Morgan"; Article;
Page 206; submitted by Donna Morgan, 222 Summers St, Welch, WV 24801.


Junior Boyd "Bill" Smith

1. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Junior Boyd Smith
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Blue Jay, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 15 Oct 1927
Residence: Beaver, Raleigh, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 15 Oct 1945
Occupation: U S Maritime Service Training Station
Weight: 140
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 6
Next of Kin: Nellie Smith
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Junior Boyd Smith Self (Head)"
2. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #76-055697; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Junior Boyd Smith; age 49; born 15 oct 1927 in Blue Jay, WV; divorced; this was his 2nd marriage;
12th grade education; living at Rt 3, Box 34, Iaeger, WV; son of Alton and Nellie (Anderson) Smith
married on 3 Dec 1976 in Lebabon, VA; Marie Smith, maiden name Bailey; age 47; born 23 Dec
1928 in Panther, WV; divorced; 10 grade education; living at Rt 3, Box 34, Iaeger, WV; daughter of
Tom and Ethel Bailey.
3. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #80-001471; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Junior Boyd Smith; age 52; born 15 Oct 1927 in WV; divorced; this was his 2nd marriage; 12th grade
education living at General Deelivery, Iaeger, WV; son of Alton Boyd and Nellie (Anderson) Smith;
married on 22 Jan 1980 in Grundy, VA; Mary Lee Damron, maiden name Hall; age 43; born 7 Sep 1936
in KY; divorced; this was her 2nd marriage; living at General Delivery, Iaeger, WV; daughter of Jerry and
Mae (Ward) Hall.
4. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #81-005067; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Junior Boyd Smith; age 53; born 15 oct 1927 in WV; divorced; this was his 3rd marriage; 12 grade
education; iving at Box 833, Iaeger, WV; son of Alton Boyd and Nellie (Anderson) Smith; married on 27 Feb
1981 in Grundy, VA; Mary Lee Damron; maiden name Hall; age 44; born 7 Sep 1936 in KY; divorced;
this was her 3rd marriage; 6th grade education; living at Box 2, Iaeger, WV; daughter of Jerry and Mae (Ward)
Hall.
5.Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Junior Boyd Smith
[Junior B Smith]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 15 Oct 1927
Birth Place: Blue Jay Ral, West Virginia
Death Date: 25 Feb 2000
Father: Alton B Smith
Mother: Nellie Anderson
SSN: 232428428
Notes: Jul 1945: Name listed as JUNIOR BOYD SMITH; 02 Mar 2000: Name listed as JUNIOR B SMITH"
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 6 Dec 2013.
Junior "Bill" Smith; born 15 Oct 1927; died 25 Feb 2000; buried here; headstone photo shown; "PA PAW".


Mary Lee Hall

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #81-005067; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Junior Boyd Smith; age 53; born 15 oct 1927 in WV; divorced; this was his 3rd marriage; 12 grade
education; iving at Box 833, Iaeger, WV; son of Alton Boyd and Nellie (Anderson) Smith; married on 27 Feb
1981 in Grundy, VA; Mary Lee Damron; maiden name Hall; age 44; born 7 Sep 1936 in KY; divorced;
this was her 3rd marriage; 6th grade education; living at Box 2, Iaeger, WV; daughter of Jerry and Mae (Ward)
Hall.


Powell Lane

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 189; WV Archives Website.
Powell "Pal" Lane; age 19; born and living in Kimball, WV; single; married on 22 Dec 1954 at
Kimball, WV; Sina Eileen Burks; age 16; born and living in Kimball, WV; single; with consent of
Harrison and Rebecca Lane , parents of Powell Lane; and William Council and Rosa Loraine Burks,
parents od Sina Eileen Burks.


Sina Eileen Burks

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; "Todd McCoy Miller" Article;
Page 205; submitted by Venellia Miller Perry, Rt 1, Box 508, Bluefield, WV 24701.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 189; WV Archives Website.
Powell "Pal" Lane; age 19; born and living in Kimball, WV; single; married on 22 Dec 1954 at
Kimball, WV; Sina Eileen Burks; age 16; born and living in Kimball, WV; single; with consent of
Harrison and Rebecca Lane , parents of Powell Lane; and William Council and Rosa Loraine Burks,
parents od Sina Eileen Burks.


Carl Andrew Lane

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1969); Page 319; WV Archives Website.
Carl Andrew Lane; age 20; born 18 Nov 1948 in Kimball, WV; single; living at Box 545, Keystone, WV;
son of Harriaon and Rebecca (Milam) Lane; married on 30 Mar 1969 at Clearfork, Wyoming Co, WV;
Vickie Mae Burks; age 17; born 31 Jan 1952 in Welch, WV; single; living at Box 434, Kimball, WV;
daughter of William Council and Rosa Lorean (Miller), deceased, Burks.


Vickie Mae Burks

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; "Todd McCoy Miller" Article;
Page 205; submitted by Venellia Miller Perry, Rt 1, Box 508, Bluefield, WV 24701.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1969); Page 319; WV Archives Website.
Carl Andrew Lane; age 20; born 18 Nov 1948 in Kimball, WV; single; living at Box 545, Keystone, WV;
son of Harriaon and Rebecca (Milam) Lane; married on 30 Mar 1969 at Clearfork, Wyoming Co, WV;
Vickie Mae Burks; age 17; born 31 Jan 1952 in Welch, WV; single; living at Box 434, Kimball, WV;
daughter of William Council and Rosa Lorean (Miller), deceased, Burks.