McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


David F. Vance

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Page 169; "Robert and Kathryn Vance Bemisdarfer" article; submitted by
Kathy Bemisdarfer, 3090 Hickory Ridge Rd, St Charles, Iowa.


Joseph "Joe" Canellas Sr

1. Fayette Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #2038; 13 Sep 1918; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Jose Canellas; age 21; born 3 Apr 1898 in Spain; living at Tippler, Fayette Co, WV; non declared
alien; loads coal Dewitt Coal Co, Tippler, WV; nearest relative, Mrs. Jose Canellas, Tippler, WV;
medium heigth and build; brown eyes and brow hair.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken on 27 Apr 1940; Page
1163B; Image 28 of 63; Household #232.
Listed as Joe Canellas; age 37; born in Spain; married; 2nd grade education; lived in same place
on 1 Apr 1935; coal miner; head of household.
3. Social Security Death Index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Joe Canellas; born on 3 Apr 1897; died in Jan 1972; living at Bartley, McDowell Co, WV at death.
4, McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'72 002390; WV Archives Web Site.
Joe Canellas, Sr; age 75; born 13 Apr 1896 in Spain; married; husband of Goldie Mayberry;
miner; SS# 232-12-5813; living at Beartown, WV; son of Joseph and Helen (Call) Canellas; died
14 Jan 1972 in Welch Emergency Hospital, Welch, WV; due to broncho-pneumonia; buried 18
Jan 1972 in Sparks Cemetery, Paynesville, WV.
5. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom Hatcher
and Sandra Long; "Joseph Canellas, Sr"; article; Page 109; submitted by Kathleen C. Addair,
Daughter, Box 247, Oceanside Village, Surfside beach, SC 29575.


Goldie Mayberry

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken 10 Apr 1930; Page 230B; Image 15 of
33; Family #118/119.
Listed as Goldie Mayberry; age 8; born in WV; in household of father, James Mayberry.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Goldie Mayberry
[Goldie Canellas]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 24 Oct 1920
Birth Place: Grapevine Mc, West Virginia
[Beartown Mcd??, West Virginia]
Death Date: 16 Dec 2002
Father: Jim Mayberry
Mother: Myrtle Moore
SSN: 236322328
Notes: Oct 1942: Name listed as GOLDIE MAYBERRY;
Nov 1964: Name listed as GOLDIE CANELLAS;
08 Jan 2002: Name listed as GOLDIE NELLIE CANELLAS"


Sonny Ray Canellas

1. "The Register Herald"; Beckley, WV; Saturday, 6 Dec 2008; Newspaper Obit.
"Sonny Ray Canellas, 55, of Beckley, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at his residence following a long illness. "Born Nov. 30, 1953, in McDowell County, he was the son of the late Joe and Goldie Mayberry Canellas. Sonny was a member of St. Francis deSales Catholic Church and enjoyed country music. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters. "Survivors include six sisters, Drema Mariani, Gertrude Hartley and Jackie Hageman of Beckley, Kathleen Addair of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Eunice Baty of Georgia and Rosalee Bass of Florida; a brother, Mike Canellas of Virginia; numerous nieces and nephews including Pamela Lauchengco and Kimberly Canellas, and numerous great-nieces and nephews. "A funeral liturgy will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at St. Francis deSales Catholic Church with Father Chapin Engler the celebrant. A rite of committal will follow in St. Sebastian Cemetery..."


Sylvia Mayberry

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken 10 Apr 1930; Page 230B; Image 15 of
33; Family #118/119.
Listed as Silva Mayberry; age 4 yrs, 5 mons; born in WV; in household of father, James Mayberry.
2. 1940 Census, Lincoln Co, WV; Harts Creek District; Harts; E.D. 22-6; taken 13-15, Apr 1940; Page
108B; Image 39 of 47; Household #12.
Listed as Sylvia Adkins (sic, Mayberry); age 14; born in KY (sic, WV); 6th grade education; attending
school; lived in Lincoln Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, George L. Adkins..
3. U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-Current; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Sylvia Lambert
[Sylvia Adkins]
Gender: Female
Death Age: 80
Birth Date: 10 Oct 1925
Birth Place: Wayne County, W. VA.
Marriage Date: 1947
Residence Place: Oakwood
Death Date: 27 Aug 2006
Obituary Date: 28 Jul 2007
Obituary Place: Sylvia, Reno, Kansas, USA
Father: George Adkins
Mother: Myrtle Adkins
Spouse: Elbert Lambert "


Danny Edward Kennedy

1. Fanning Funeral Home; Iaeger, WV; Posted Obit.
"Danny Edward Kennedy, 48, of Bradshaw, WV, died Saturday, November 17, 2012 in the Bower Hospice House in Beckley, WV.

"Danny was born January 2, 1964, in Welch, WV, a son of the late Edward Perkins and Jeanette Elizabeth Blankenship Kennedy. He was of the Pentecostal Faith and liked hunting and fishing.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one niece, Virginia Kennedy; one nephew, Brian Kennedy; his maternal and paternal grandparents; brothers- in- law, Charles F. Vance, Douglas A. Kennedy, and Dannie L. Ball; and several aunts and uncles.


"Survivors include two sons, Jamie Sparks and Matthew Kennedy both of Bradshaw; one daughter, Mary Kennedy of Bradshaw; one step son, Danfert Blankenship of Bradshaw; one grandson, Isiah Sparks of Bradshaw; two sisters, Karen Vance and fiance John Collins of Bradshaw, and Teresa Kennedy and fiance Victor Viars of Buckeye, WV; three brothers, Ricky Kennedy and wife Patricia of Bradshaw, Donald Kennedy also of Bradshaw and Michael Kennedy and wife Michelle of Bethpage, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

"Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at 1 o’clock, with Reverend James McClanahan and Reverend Ancill Childress officiating at the Open Arms Ministry in Bradshaw. Burial will follow in the Kennedy Cemetery in Oosley Hollow near Bradshaw, WV...."


Elizabeth Lorraine Johnson

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #78 016746; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Denfert Gene Blankenship; age 25; born 3 Jun 1952 in VA; divorced; this is his 2nd marriage; first
marriage ended 13 Jan 1978; 9th grade education; living at General Delivery, Bradshaw, WV; son of
Ira and Margaret (Matney) Blankenship; married on 13 May 1978 in Grundy, VA; Elizabeth Lorraine
Johnson; age 18; born 24 Jan 1960 in WV; this is her 1st marriage; 9th grade education; living at
General Delivery, Bradshaw, WV; daughter of Frank Junior and Elizabeth Edith (Edgell) Johnson.


James R."Jim" Mayberry

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1905); Page 393; WV Archives Web Site.
J.R. Maybeury; age 28; born in Right Co, MO; single; miner; living at Hallsville, WV; son of Joseph
and Rebecca; married on 17 Jun 1905 at "Moore's house"; Myrtle Moore; age 16; born in Johnson
Co, TN; daughter of El. and Cordelia.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War; taken 9 Jan 1920; Page 53A; Image 15 of
41; Family #150/151.
Listed as J.R. Mayberry; age 48; born in MO; married; laborer in coal mine; mother born in MO;
father in Ireland.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken 10 Apr 1930; Page 230B; Image 15 of
33; Family #118/119.
Listed as Jim Mayberry; age 59; born in MO; married at 37; coal loader in coal mine; head of
household.
4. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Terri; 18 Feb 2016.
" James “Jim” Mayberry
Birth 1884
Wright County, Missouri, USA
Death 20 Jul 1939 (aged 54–55)
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Atwell Cemetery
Raysal, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 158318741"


Laura Myrtle Moore

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1905); Page 393; WV Archives Web Site.
J.R. Maybeury; age 28; born in Right Co, MO; single; miner; living at Hallsville, WV; son of Joseph
and Rebecca; married on 17 Jun 1905 at "Moore's house"; Myrtle Moore; age 16; born in Johnson
Co, TN; daughter of El. and Cordelia.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War; taken 9 Jan 1920; Page 53A; Image 15 of
41; Family #150/151.
Listed as Myrtle Mayberry; age 28; born in KY; married; in household of husband, James Mayberry.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken 10 Apr 1930; Page 230B; Image 15 of
33; Family #118/119.
Listed as Myrtle Mayberry; age 35; born in KY; married at 15; in household of husband, James
Mayberry.
4. 1940 Census, Lincoln Co, WV; Harts Creek District; Harts; E.D. 22-6; taken 13-15, Apr 1940; Page
108B; Image 39 of 47; Household #12.
Listed as Myrtle Adkins; age 55; born in KY; married; no education; lived in Lincoln Co, WV
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, George L. Adkins..
5. Lincoln Co, WV; Death Certificate #'58 012068; WV Archives Web Site.
Laura Myrtle Adkins; age 81 yrs, 3 mons, 3 days; born 1 Jun 1877 in KY; widow; housewife; living at
Rt 2, Ranger, WV; daugher of ____More and unknown mother; died 3 Sep 1958 at home in
Ranger, WV; due to cerebral hemorrhage with diabetes mellitus; buried 5 Sep 1958 in Harts
Cemetery, Harts, WV; informant, Mrs. Sylvia Lambert, Rt 2, Ranger, WV.
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Lora; 5 Feb 2009.
" Laura Myrtle Moore Adkins
Birth 1 Jun 1877
Johnson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 3 Sep 1958 (aged 81)
Ranger, Lincoln County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Harts Cemetery
Lincoln County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 33569995"

Additional Information Posted:
"Laura Myrtle Moore Adkins was my mother-in-Law Sylvia Lambert's mother.My husband Daniel and I made many trips to the top of the mountain to put flowers on her and her husband George Adkins graves.Myrtle as most called her,would never tell Sylvia anything about the family.All that Sylvia ever found out and passed onto her children is that her father was James mayberry.James and Myrtle had 2 other children together besides Sylvia.Pearl who married Paul Steel and Roy who hopped a train at the age of 12 and was never to be seen again.From what we have gathered they were from the Welch Wva area and Myrtle was born in Kentucky.Myrtle brought Sylvia to the Harts WVa area when she was about 5.We do not know the connection of myrtle to this area.Myrtle worked for the school as a Janitor at one time.James mayberry worked in the coal mines.Paul Steel worked for the rail Road.Any additional information would be appreciated.email heyu@bright.net "


Pemelia Ann Atwell

1. 1850 Census, Smyth Co, VA, 60th? District, taken on 2 Sep 1850, page 206B, Family #672.
Listed as Pemelia Atwell, age 13, born in VA, in household of father, William Henry Atwell.
2, FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Angela Stallard; 4 Jul 2011.
" Permelia Ann “Amelia” Atwell Delong
Birth 1845
Death 1906 (aged 60–61)
Burial
Atwell Cemetery
Raysal, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 72710815"

Additional Information posted:
"Permelia Ann (Atwell) Delong was the daughter of William Henry Atwell and Margaret (Burchell) Atwell. She married Joseph C. Delong."


William Howard Ellis

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 457; WV Archives Web Site.
William Howard Ellis; age 22; born in Yukon, WV; single; living at Bradshaw, WV; married on 26 Jun
1948 in McDowell Co, WV; Connie Lynette Cyphers; age 23; born in Garland, WV; single; living in
Bradshaw, WV.


Constance Lynette "Connie" Cyphers

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Dry Fork Rd; taken on 16 Apr 1930;
Page 263A; Family #391/395.
Listed as Connie Cyphers; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Joseph H. Cyphers.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1995", Vol I, "Ermine R. and Clelia Cyphers" article,
page 130, submitted by Norma Bourne, 84 Howell Drive, Dublin, VA 24084.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 457; WV Archives Web Site.
William Howard Ellis; age 22; born in Yukon, WV; single; living at Bradshaw, WV; married on 26 Jun
1948 in McDowell Co, WV; Connie Lynette Cyphers; age 23; born in Garland, WV; single; living in
Bradshaw, WV.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Connie Sue Cyphers
[Connie Sue Ellis]
[Connie Ellis]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 21 Nov 1924
Birth Place: Garland Mcdo, West Virginia
Death Date: 30 Jan 2002
Father: Joseph H Cyphers
Mother: Mary Atwell
SSN: 235349621
Notes: Jul 1942: Name listed as CONNIE SUE CYPHERS;
Nov 1948: Name listed as CONNIE SUE ELLIS;
12 Feb 2002: Name listed as CONNIE L ELLIS"


Constance Lynette "Connie" Cyphers

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Dry Fork Rd; taken on 16 Apr 1930;
Page 263A; Family #391/395.
Listed as Connie Cyphers; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Joseph H. Cyphers.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1995", Vol I, "Ermine R. and Clelia Cyphers" article,
page 130, submitted by Norma Bourne, 84 Howell Drive, Dublin, VA 24084.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 457; WV Archives Web Site.
William Howard Ellis; age 22; born in Yukon, WV; single; living at Bradshaw, WV; married on 26 Jun
1948 in McDowell Co, WV; Connie Lynette Cyphers; age 23; born in Garland, WV; single; living in
Bradshaw, WV.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Connie Sue Cyphers
[Connie Sue Ellis]
[Connie Ellis]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 21 Nov 1924
Birth Place: Garland Mcdo, West Virginia
Death Date: 30 Jan 2002
Father: Joseph H Cyphers
Mother: Mary Atwell
SSN: 235349621
Notes: Jul 1942: Name listed as CONNIE SUE CYPHERS;
Nov 1948: Name listed as CONNIE SUE ELLIS;
12 Feb 2002: Name listed as CONNIE L ELLIS"


Barbara Sue Cyphers

1, FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Angela Stallard; 4 Jul 2011.
" Barbara Sue Cyphers
Birth 18 Sep 1943
Death 25 Sep 1943 (aged 7 days)
Burial
Atwell Cemetery
Raysal, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 72711639"

Additional Information Posted:
"Barbara Sue Cyphers was born on 9-18-43 and died on 9-25-43. She was the daughter of Constance (Connie) Lynette Cyphers. Her headstone says Barbara Rose Cyphers. She was my sister. Our mother never told us about her until just before she died. She was confused at that point in time and told us the wrong middle name. After researching Barbara's birth record we found it to be Sue instead of Barbara Rose.
***Information from Barbara's sister."

"Inscription

BARBARA ROSE
CYPHERS "