McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


James Lewis Powell

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 3 May 1910; Page 89B; Image 21
of 31; Family #183/185.
Listed as Lewey Powell; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Daniel Powell.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 254; WV Archives Web Site.
Louie Powell; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Garland, WV; son of Daniel
and Lizzie; married on 16 Feb 1928 in Welch, WV; Myrtle Steele; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of Lee and Edith.
3. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Lewis Powell
Gender: Male
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Lex, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 4 May 1905
Residence Place: Lex, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Occupation: Norfolk Western Railway
Weight: 165
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5 11
Next of Kin: Lilly Powell
Household Members:
Name Relationship
James Lewis Powell Self (Head)
Lilly Powell Wife"
4. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James L. Powell
SSN: 719-07-7873
BORN: 4 May 1905
Died: 28 Apr 1992
State (Year) SSN issued: Railroad Board (Issued Through) (Before 1951)"


Myrtle Steele

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 15 Apr 1910; Page 95A;
Family #8/8.
Listed as Myrtle Steele; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Leander Steele.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1928); Page 254; WV Archives Web Site.
Louie Powell; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Garland, WV; son of Daniel
and Lizzie; married on 16 Feb 1928 in Welch, WV; Myrtle Steele; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; daughter of Lee and Edith.


Deborah Daphane "Debbie" Powell

1. Dickenson Co, VA; Marriage License #73-017786; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Orvil Andy Steele; age 20; born 1 Oct 1953 in WV; single; this is his 1st marriage; 4 yrs HS education;
living at General Delivery, Iaeger, WV; son of Louie and Martha (Cole) Steele; married on 18 May
1973 in Clintwood, VA; Deborah Daphane Powell; age 16; born 16 Mar 1957 in WV; single; this is her
1st marriage; 8th grade education; living at Box 657, Iaeger, WV; daughter of Daniel Lee and Birdie
Marie (Kennedy) Powell.


Irvin William Powell

1. Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Irvin William Powell, 63, of Horse Creek Panther, WV went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday March 11,
2020 at CAMC, Charleston, WV. He was born on May 26, 1956 in Welch, WV a son of the late Daniel D. L. and
Birdie Marie Kennedy Powell. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers Hobart Powell,
Vincil Powell and Carvin Dale Powell; his son Curtis Powell. Survivors include his loving wife of 42 years
Imogene Steele Powell; two daughters Martha (Tracy) Collier of Panther and Judy (Jimmy) Wolford of Iaeger;
nine grandchildren Kendra Powell, Billy B. J. Honaker, Curtis Powell, Stephanie Honaker, Jasmine Wolford, John
Powell, Shane Powell, Chloe Collier and Troy Collier; brothers and sisters Dallas (Della) Powell of Princeton,
Georgia (Orvil) Steele of Panther and Debbie Short of Princeton; special best friend James Richie of Horse Creek
Panther; and a host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday March
17th at the Panther Missionary Baptist Church, Panther, WV with Rev. Charlie Rose and Bro. Freddie Dawson
officiating. He will be laid to rest in the D. L. Powell Cemetery, Coon Branch, WV. Friends may gather with the
family after 6 pm on Monday March 16th at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is
being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco"


Curtis Powell

1. GenealogyBuff.com; Wyoming Co, WV; 28 Collection #69; Posted 28 Jan 2018; Obit.
"Curtis Louie Powell, 35, of Horsecreek, Panther, WV, passed away on Friday December 5, 2014 at his home. He was born on December 7, 1978 in Bluefield, WV, a son of Irvin and Imogene Steele Powell of Panther. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Louie and Martha Steele; paternal grandparents Daniel "DL" and parents those left to cherish his memory are his four children Kendra, Little Curtis, John and Shane Powell all of the home; two sisters Martha and Tracy Collier, and Judy and Jimmy Wolford all of Panther; three nieces Stephanie Honaker, Chloe Collier, and Jasmine Wolford; a nephew Billy "BJ" Honaker; many aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends James Richie of Horsecreek and Walt Blankenship of Bullcreek. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday December 10, 2014 at the House of Gethsemane, Panther, WV, with Rev. Clinton Coleman, Rev. Charlie Rose, Rev. Sandra Bryant, and Rev. Annette Hunt officiating. He will be laid to rest in the DL Powell cemetery, Coon Branch, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9:00 PM on Tuesday December 9, 2014 at the church. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Wolford, Tracy Collier, BJ Honaker, Jr., Jesse Mills, Robert Mills, Walt Blankenship, Jr., Jamie Sturgil, TJ Adams, Daniel Powell and Mark Powell. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV."


Burd Sampy Blevins Sr

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #21387; Ancestry.com Web Site,
Sampy Blevins; age 18; born in Bartley, WV; single factory worker; living at English, WV; son of
Lawrence and Sidney (Hicks) Blevins; married on 5 Jul 1956 in Lebanon, VA; Betty Jean Rose; age
16; born in Bartley, WV; single; living in English, WV; daughter of Harless and Mary (Matney) Rose.
2. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #27429; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Sampy Blevins; age 22; born in Atwell, WV; divorced; one previous marriage; in National Guard;
living in Warriormine, WV; son of Lawrence and Sidney (Hicks) Blevins; married on 1 Sep 1960 in
Lebanon, VA; Charlotte Ann East; age 16; born and living in Warriormine, WV; single; daughter of
George and Dora (Adkins) East.
3. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #68 051570; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Sampy Blevins; age 30; born 19 Jan 1938 (sic, 1937) in VA (sic, WV); divorced; this is his 3rd
marriage; 8th grade education; living at Raven, Tazewell Co, VA; son of Lawrence and Clersey
(sic, Sidney) (Hicks) Blevins; married on 27 Dec 1968 in Lebanon, VA; Linda Jones; age 23; born
3 May 1945 in VA; single; this is her 1st marriage; 4 yrs HS education; living in Raven, Russell (sic,
Tazewell) Co, VA; daughter of Alex and Evelyn (Wimmer) Jones.
4. Henry Co, VA; Divorce Records #81-024285; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Linda Lou Jones; age 38; born 3 May 1943 in VA; this was her 1st marriage; 12th grade education;
living at Rt #1, Box 708, Bassett, VA; was granted a divorce on 6 Nov 1981; from Sampy Blevins; age
43; born 19 Jan1938 (sic, 1937) in WV; this was his 3rd marriage; none ended in death; two by
divorce or annulment; living at Rt #2, Box 445, Bassett, VA; grounds deseration; marriage occurred
28 (sic, 27) Dec 1968 in Russell Co, VA; seperated on 16 Mar 1980; one child under 18.
5. Henry Co, VA; Marriage License #82-060642; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Sampy Blevins; age 44; born 19 Jan 1937 in WV; divoced; this is his 3rd (sic, 4th) marriage; last
marriage ended 6 Nov 1981; 5th grade education; living at Rt #2, Box 445, Bassett, VA; son of
Lawrence Nathaniel and Sidney (Hicks) Blevins; married on 4 Dec 1982 in Bassett, VA; Julia Mae
Blankenship; maiden name, Deal (recoreded on my site as Deel); age 42; born 26 Apr 1940 in VA;
divorced; this is her 2nd marriage; 1st marriage ended 28 Nov 1966; 5th grade education; living at
Rt #2, Box 445A, Bassett, VA; daughter of Kiley Ervin and Dovie Lera (Martin) Deal.
6. Henry Co, VA; Divorce Records; #87-015557; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Julia Mae Deal; age 47; born 25 Apr 1940 in Patrick Co, VA; this was her 2nd marriage; none ended
by death; one by divorce or annulment; 5th grade education; living at Rt #2, Box 22, Bassett, VA; was
granted a divorce on 6 Aug 1987 from Sampy Blevins; age 50; born 19 Jan 1937; this was his 4th
marriage; none ended in death, three by divorce or annulment; 5th grade education; living at Rt #2,
Box 44, Bassett, VA; married occurred 4 Dec 1982; no children; grounds, one year seperation which
began in Aug 1984.
7. Henry Co, VA; Marriage License #89-010159; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Sampy Blevins; age 52; born 19 Jan 1937 in WV; divorced; this is his 3rd marriage; last marriage
ended 6 Aug 1987; 6th grade education; living at 108 Haileey St, Collinsville, Henry Co, VA; son of
Lawrence and Sidney (Hicks) Blevins; married on 22 Mar 1989 in Martinsville, VA; Marie Evelyn
Thompson, maiden name Fox; age 57; born 31 May 1931 in NC; widow; this is her 2nd marriage;
last marriage ended in 1977; 6th grade education; living at 111Branch Rd, Collinsville, VA; daughter
of Plaze and Hester (Little) Fox.
8. Henry Co, VA; Divorce Record #92-003492; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Marie Evelyn Fox; born 31 May 1931 in Hickory, NC; this was her 2nd marriage; 7th grade
education; living at 111 Branch Rd, Collinsville, VA; was granted a divorce on 12 Feb 1992; from
Sampy Blevins; born 19 Jan 1939 (sic, 1937) in McDowell Co, WV; this was his 5th marriage; 6th
grade education; living at Rt #6, c/o James Blevins, Bassett, VA; date of marriage 22 Mar 1989 in
Henry Co, VA; grounds 6 months seperation that began 30 Jun 1991; no children.
9. U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-Current; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Sampy Blevins
Gender: Male
Death Age: 74
Birth Date: 19 Jan 1937
Birth Place: Atwell West Virginia
Residence Place: Bassett
Death Date: 4 Sep 2011
Parents: Lawrence N. Blevins; Sidney Hicks Blevins
Child: Kenneth Blevins
Carolyn Pruitt
Jr. (Burb Sampy Blevins, Jr)
Siblings: James Blevins
Clarence Nelson
Geradine Blevins
Viola Kulchar
Blanche Day
10. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Sampy Blevins
Social Security Number: 232-56-9030
Birth Date: 19 Jan 1937
Issue Year: 1952
Issue State: North Carolina or West Virginia
Last Residence: 24055, Bassett, Henry, Virginia
Death Date: 4 Sep 2011"
11. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Timothy Warf; 3 Aug 2015.
" Sampy Blevins
Birth 19 Jan 1937
Death 4 Sep 2011 (aged 74)
Bassett, Henry County, Virginia, USA
Burial
County Line Church of God of Prophecy Cemetery
Sanville, Henry County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 150155331"


Betty Jean Rose

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #21387; Ancestry.com Web Site,
Sampy Blevins; age 18; born in Bartley, WV; single factory worker; living at English, WV; son of
Lawrence and Sidney (Hicks) Blevins; married on 5 Jul 1956 in Lebanon, VA; Betty Jean Rose; age
16; born in Bartley, WV; single; living in English, WV; daughter of Harless and Mary (Matney) Rose.


Marie Evelyn Fox

1. Henry Co, VA; Marriage License #89-010159; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Sampy Blevins; age 52; born 19 Jan 1937 in WV; divorced; this is his 3rd marriage; last marriage
ended 6 Aug 1987; 6th grade education; living at 108 Haileey St, Collinsville, Henry Co, VA; son of
Lawrence and Sidney (Hicks) Blevins; married on 22 Mar 1989 in Martinsville, VA; Marie Evelyn
Thompson, maiden name Fox; age 57; born 31 May 1931 in NC; widow; this is her 2nd marriage;
last marriage ended in 1977; 6th grade education; living at 111Branch Rd, Collinsville, VA; daughter
of Plaze and Hester (Little) Fox.
2. Henry Co, VA; Divorce Record #92-003492; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Marie Evelyn Fox; born 31 May 1931 in Hickory, NC; this was her 2nd marriage; 7th grade
education; living at 111 Branch Rd, Collinsville, VA; was granted a divorce on 12 Feb 1992; from
Sampy Blevins; born 19 Jan 1939 (sic, 1937) in McDowell Co, WV; this was his 5th marriage; 6th
grade education; living at Rt #6, c/o James Blevins, Bassett, VA; date of marriage 22 Mar 1989 in
Henry Co, VA; grounds 6 months seperation that began 30 Jun 1991; no children.


Elisha C. Lawson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 97; WV Archives Web Site.
Elisha C. Lawson; age 22; born in Halifax Co, VA; single; black; miner; living at Premier, WV; son of
Peter and Malinda; married on 24 Aug 1919 at Premier, WV; Bertha May McGhee; age 19; born in
Hailfax Co, VA; single; black; daughter of Andrew and Adell.
2.1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 15 Apr 1930; Page 240A;
Image 19 of 35; Family #153/153.
Listed as Elisha C. Lawson; age 29; born in VA; married at 19; coal miner; Negro; head of household.


Bertha May McGhee

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1919); Page 97; WV Archives Web Site.
Elisha C. Lawson; age 22; born in Halifax Co, VA; single; black; miner; living at Premier, WV; son of
Peter and Malinda; married on 24 Aug 1919 at Premier, WV; Bertha May McGhee; age 19; born in
Hailfax Co, VA; single; black; daughter of Andrew and Adell.
2.1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 15 Apr 1930; Page 240A;
Image 19 of 35; Family #153/153.
Listed as Bertha M. Lawson; age 23; born in VA; married at 16; Negro; in household of husband,
Elisha C. Lawson.


Mabel E. Lawson

1.1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 15 Apr 1930; Page 240A;
Image 19 of 35; Family #153/153.
Listed as Mable E. Lawson; age 9; born in WV; Negro; in household of father, Elisha C. Lawson.


Elisha C. Lawson Jr

1.1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 15 Apr 1930; Page 240A;
Image 19 of 35; Family #153/153.
Listed as Elisha Lawson, Jr; age 7; born in WV; Negro; in household of father, Elisha C. Lawson.


Olga A. Lawson

1.1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 15 Apr 1930; Page 240A;
Image 19 of 35; Family #153/153.
Listed as Olga A. Lawson; age 5 yrs, 2 mons; born in WV; Negro; in household of father, Elisha C.
Lawson.


Albert W. Lawson

1.1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 15 Apr 1930; Page 240A;
Image 19 of 35; Family #153/153.
Listed as Albert W. Lawson; age 1 yr, 5 mons; born in WV; Negro; in household of father,
Elisha C. Lawson.