McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Berlon Roberts Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1958); Page 275; WV Archives Web Site.
Berlon Roberts; age 21; born and living at Panther, WV; single; married on 18 Apr 1958
at Big Sandy, WV; Patricia Ann Jenks; age 16; born at Premier, WV; single; living at
Roderfield, WV; wuth consent of Mrs. Iva Jenks, father deceased, mother of Patricia Ann
Jenks.


Patricia Ann Jenks

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1958); Page 275; WV Archives Web Site.
Berlon Roberts; age 21; born and living at Panther, WV; single; married on 18 Apr 1958
at Big Sandy, WV; Patricia Ann Jenks; age 16; born at Premier, WV; single; living at
Roderfield, WV; wuth consent of Mrs. Iva Jenks, father deceased, mother of Patricia Ann
Jenks.
2. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Patricia Ann (Jenks) Roberts, of Big Sandy W.V. a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2017, at her daughter’s home in Utah. Born, December 24, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Henry Harlen Jenks and Iva Mae Stapleton Jenks of Premier, West Virginia. She loved her family very much, spending time with them was the highlight of her life. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Welch WV.; and loved her ward family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Berlon Sr, grandchild Joseph, great-grandchild Noah as well as all of her siblings: Henry (Junior), Janet, Charles (Pug), Nelson (Doug) and Roger Survivors include her children, Berlon (Sherry), Billy (Donna), Jackie (Rose), Consuela (Spencer), grandchildren Dwayne, Eric, Loressa, Tiffany, Amanda, Kathleen, and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 11 A.M. from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch, WV; with Elder Edward Laxton Officiating; burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell WV...."


Charles Thomas Sparks

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1960); Page 71; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Thomas Sparks; age 20; born at Capels, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; married on
23 Sep 1960 at Welch, WV; Patricia Ann White; age 16; born at Gary, WV; single; living at Welch, WV;
with consent of Charles M. and louise Sparks, parents of Charles Thomas Sparks and May White,
father deceased, of Particia Ann White.
2. Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Charles T Sparks
Age: 29
Sex: M (Male)
Birth Date: abt 1940
Death Date: 11 Nov 1969
Certificate: 036390"
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Charles T Sparks
[Charles Sparks]
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 8 Dec 1939
Death Date: Nov 1969
Claim Date: 2 Dec 1969
SSN: 236605297"
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 2 Aug 2014.
Charles Thomas Sparks; born 8 Dec 1939; died 11 Nov 1969; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"WEST VIRGINIA * A2C * 809 INSTL SQ AF".


Patricia Ann White

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1960); Page 71; WV Archives Web Site.
Charles Thomas Sparks; age 20; born at Capels, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; married on
23 Sep 1960 at Welch, WV; Patricia Ann White; age 16; born at Gary, WV; single; living at Welch, WV;
with consent of Charles M. and louise Sparks, parents of Charles Thomas Sparks and May White,
father deceased, of Particia Ann White.


Andrew Jackson Froe

1. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Andrew Jackson Froe
Gender: Male
Marital status: Single
Race: Black
Age: 30
Birth Date: 1855
Birth Place: Russell Co., VA
Marriage Date: 28 Jan 1885
Marriage Place: Tazewell, Virginia
Father: Fletcher Froe
Mother: Virginia Froe
Spouse: Amanda Miller
FHL Film Number: 34214
Reference ID: Page 70 line 11"
2. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: A. J. Froe
Gender: Male
Marital status: Widowed
Race: Black
Age: 43
Birth Date: 1856
Birth Place: Russell Co., VA
Marriage Date: 18 Jun 1899
Marriage Place: Tazewell County, Virginia
Father: Fletcher Froe
Mother: Virginia Froe
Spouse: Mary A. Holly
FHL Film Number: 34214
Reference ID: P 134 - L83"
3. Sanders Moon Family Tree; Posted by Saunders_moon; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Andrew Jackson Froe
Birth 7 JUL 1850 • Virginia, United States
Death 20 MAR 1940 • Mudfork, Tazewell, Virginia, USA"
4. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Sgt Andrew Jackson Froe Buffalo Soldier"; Article; Page 146; submitted
By Jessie Moon Thomas, PO Box 754, Gary, WV 24836.

"The U. S. Army African American regiments
known as Buffalo Soldiers charged to the front
line of public awareness when the 29 cents
commemorative postage stamp was issued
4/22/1994, honoring their legendary courage
and valor.
"For more than a hundred years, the Buffalo
Soldiers role in the settlement of America in the
West has been virtually invisible in the historical
accounts of the period. With the issuance of the
Buffalo Stamp, their story is told on mail through-
out America and around the world. The stamp is
set on a white background and features a dra—
matic rendering of four valiant soldiers on horse-
back. Bufflao Soldiers played an important role in
the early history of mail delivery, including
escorting wagon trains, “riding shotgun" on
stagecoaches and protecting mail runs.
"The Buffalo Soldiers often received inferior
military equipment, uniforms, horses, and
experienced extreme discrimination. They
could not stay in many of the towns they guard-
ed and were not allowed in the parade field at
the same time as other troops. Yet, there is a
legacy of pride, despite the hardships they
endured in the service to their country.
"Although African American soldiers have
fought in American conflicts since the Revolu-
tionary War, the Buffalo Soldier Regiments
were the first authorized to serve in the Army
during peacetime. ln 1866, after the Civil War,
Congress authorized the creation of the six all
black regiments, two cavalry and four infantry.
"The Ninth Cavalry was established in
Greenville, LA and the Tenth at Ft. Leaven-
worth, Kansas.
"These former slaves and black free men dis-
tinguished themselves for the next several
decades and became some of the most deco-
rated U.S. Military Regiments of all times. Eigh-
teen black soldiers received the Medal of
Honor and the units had the lowest desertion
rate of any army unit from 1867 to 1898.
"Although there are many theories on how
the Buffalo Soldier won his name, the most
enduring suggests it was given to them by
Native Americans because of their bravery and
courage on the battlefield, The Buffalo Soldier
accepted the name as a compliment and the
Buffalo symbol was included on the regimental
Crest of the Tenth Cavalry.
"Sgt. Andrew Jackson Froe, brother of
Cheshire Froe, and my great uncle, was a
member of the Ninth Cavalry stationed at Fort
Huachuca, Sierra, Arizona.
"It is regarded as another home base for the
four Buffalo Soldier Regiments. it is the home
of an eight foot bronze tribute to the Buffalo
Soldiers and is a National Historical Landmark.
"When Sgt. Andrew Jackson Froe died at this
home at Mud Fork, Tazewell County, VA, in
1940, he was receiving a pension as a veteran
of the Indian Wars. A monument stands in the
family cemetery with his date of birth and death
and the words, Ninth Cavalry, inscribed on it.
"His colorful war experiences and his gift of
story telling have become an integral part of
the Froe Family heritage. Submitted by: Jessie
Moon Thomas, F. O. Box 754, Gary, WV 24836"


Mary A. Holly

1. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Mary A. Holly
Gender: Female
Marital status: Widowed
Race: Black
Age: 32
Birth Date: 1867
Birth Place: Tazewell Co., VA
Marriage Date: 18 Jun 1899
Marriage Place: Tazewell County, Virginia
Spouse: A. J. Froe
FHL Film Number: 34214
Reference ID: P 134 - L83"


Roscoe Maynor Jr

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 517; WV Archives Website.
Roscoe Maynor, Jr; age 21; born in Cyclone, WV; single; living at Davin, WV; son of Roscoe and
Bonnie Pearl (Elkins) Maynor; married on 8 Jul 1961 in Man, WV; Sarah Lou Gibson; age 16; born
in Amherstdale, WV; single; living at Davin, WV; daughter of William and Sessie (Brown) Gibson.


Sarah Lou Gibson

1. Logan Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 517; WV Archives Website.
Roscoe Maynor, Jr; age 21; born in Cyclone, WV; single; living at Davin, WV; son of Roscoe and
Bonnie Pearl (Elkins) Maynor; married on 8 Jul 1961 in Man, WV; Sarah Lou Gibson; age 16; born
in Amherstdale, WV; single; living at Davin, WV; daughter of William and Sessie (Brown) Gibson.


Fred Carl Rose

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 7 May 1930; Page 78A;
Family #25/25.
Listed as Fred Rose; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Charles G. Rose.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; E.D. 24-17; taken on 13 May 1940; Page 335B;
Image 52 of 64; Household #435.
Listed as Fred Rose; age 14; born in WV; 2nd grade education; attending school; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Charles G. Rose.
3. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #6962; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Fred Carl Rose; age 28; born in War, WV; single; miner; living at War, WV; son of Glenn and
Betty (Mitchell) Rose; married on 28 Mar 1955 in Russell Co, VA; Joyce Ann Keel; age 18; born
and living in War, WV; daughter of V.C. and Zella (Crabtree) Keel. (Fred was not son of Betty Mitchell.
His father had remarried long before his birth)
4. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Fred Rose; born on 6 Dec 1925; died on 16 Feb 1994; living at War, McDowell Co, WV at death.
5. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Donnie and Dwanna Rose Hicks"; Article; Page 170; submitted by Tina
Hicks, Cucumber, WV 24826.


Joyce Ann Keel

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Joyce Ann Jessie, 77, of Taylorsville, N.C. formerly of Coalwood, WV, passed away, Friday, April 14, 2017 at Tazewell Community Hospital, in Tazewell, VA. Born May 18, 1939, in Yukon, WV, she was the daughter of the late, Vaughn Cowan and Zelda Emelyne Crabtree Keel. She was a homemaker, and of the Baptist Faith. She was a resident of Coalwood most of her life, before moving to N.C. 13 Years ago.

"In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, her first husband Fred Carl Rose; second husband of 38 years, Guy Jessie; one son, Rickey Carl Rose.

"Survivors include, one son, Dwayne Raye Rose and wife Tammy of Hiddenite, N.C.; two daughters, Dwanna Faye Hicks and husband Donnie of Squire, W.V., Conteena Emelyne Boucher and husband Larry of LeHigh Acres, FL.; one brother, Vade Keel and wife Julia of Sherman TX, one sister, Lois Rose of Berwind, WV; 9 Grandchildren, and 9 Great Grandchildren.

"Funeral Services will be conducted, Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 11 A.M. from the Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch, WV, with Pastor Ryan Rose officiating, burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA...."
2. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Donnie and Dwanna Rose Hicks"; Article; Page 170; submitted by Tina
Hicks, Cucumber, WV 24826.


Ricky Rose

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Donnie and Dwanna Rose Hicks"; Article; Page 170; submitted by Tina
Hicks, Cucumber, WV 24826.


Ray Rose

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Donnie and Dwanna Rose Hicks"; Article; Page 170; submitted by Tina
Hicks, Cucumber, WV 24826.