McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Familes and Individuals

Notes


Geneva Kellum

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #2017; WV Archives Web Site.
Geneva Kellum; agae 12 yrs, 8 mons, 26 days; born 3 May 1913 in Madison, NC; colored; school girl;
living at Thorpe, WV; daughter of Pink and Maggie (Lesuer) Kellum; died 29 Jan 1925 at Thorpe, WV;
due to pulmonary tuberculosis; buried 31 Jan 1925 at Thorpe, WV.


James Cornell Kellum Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 28; WV Archives Web Site.
Carnell Kellum; age 22; born in Rockdol (sic, no such county), NC; single; colored; miner; living at
Thorpe, WV; son of Pink and Maggie; married on 17 Sep 1936 at Welch, WV; Mary Penn; age 18;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; colored; living at Thorpe, WV; daughter of George and Anna.
2.1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Thorpe #4; E.D. 24-2; taken 30 Apr 1940; Page 25B;
Image 8 of 22; Household #79.
Listed as Cornell Kellum; age 22; born in NC; married; Negro; 1 yr HS education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; coal loader in coal mine; head of household.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #12942; WV Archives Web Site.
James Cornell Kellum; age 29; born in Madison, NC; married; coal miner; Negro; living at Thorpe, WV;
son of Pink and Mittie (Ledseare) Kellum; died 5 Mar 1947 at Thorpe, WV; due to crushing injuries
from slate fall in mine; buried 9 Mar 1947 in cemetery at Thorpe, WV; informant, Mary Kellum, Thorpe,
WV.


Mary Ann Penn

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Thorpe; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page 115B; Image 12
of 22; Family #105/110.
Listed as Mary Penn; age 10; born in WV; Negro; in household of father, George Penn
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 28; WV Archives Web Site.
Carnell Kellum; age 22; born in Rockdol (sic, no such county), NC; single; colored; miner; living at
Thorpe, WV; son of Pink and Maggie; married on 17 Sep 1936 at Welch, WV; Mary Penn; age 18;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; colored; living at Thorpe, WV; daughter of George and Anna.
3.1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Thorpe #4; E.D. 24-2; taken 30 Apr 1940; Page 26A;
Image 9 of 22; Household #79.
Listed as Mary Kellum; age 20; born in WV; married; Negro; 1 yr HS education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Cornell Kellum.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 162; WV Archives Web Site.
Tinsley V.A. Winston; age 33; born in Red Star, WV; divorced; colored; living at Thorpe, WV; married
on 22 Feb 1948 at Thorpe, WV; Mary Ann Kellum; age 28; born and living at Thorpe, WV; widow;
colored.
5. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Mary Ann Winston
[Mary A Winston]
[Mary Ann Penn]
Gender: Female
Race: Black
Birth Date: 22 Feb 1920
Birth Place: Thorpe Mcd, West Virginia
Death Date: 25 Oct 2005
Father: George Penn
Mother: Anna Watkins
SSN: 235843451
Notes: Jan 1968: Name listed as MARY ANN WINSTON;
01 Nov 2005: Name listed as MARY A WINSTON"
6. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Mary A. Winston
Last Residence:
11436 Jamaica, Queens, New York
Born: 22 Feb 1920
Died: 25 Oct 2005
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (1967)"


Robert "Bobby" Kellum

1.1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Thorpe #4; E.D. 24-2; taken 30 Apr 1940; Page 26A;
Image 9 of 22; Household #79.
Listed as Bobbie Kellum; age 3; born in WV; Negro; in household of father, Cornell Kellum.


Claudette Kellum

1.1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Thorpe #4; E.D. 24-2; taken 30 Apr 1940; Page 26A;
Image 9 of 22; Household #79.
Listed as Claudette Kellum; age 2; born in WV; Negro; in household of father, Cornell Kellum.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #16907; WV Archives Web Site.
Claudette Kellum; age 14; born in 1938 at Thorpe, WV; single; colored; living at Thorpe, WV; daughter
of Cornell and Mary (Penn) Kellum; died 28 Dec 1952 in Grace hospital, Welch, WV; due to bulbar
paralysis, possible poliomyelitis; buried 1 jan 1953 at Thorpe, WV.


James Cornell Kellum Jr

1.1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Thorpe #4; E.D. 24-2; taken 30 Apr 1940; Page 26A;
Image 9 of 22; Household #79.
Listed as Cornell Kellum, Jr; age 1 mon; born in WV; Negro; in household of father, Cornell Kellum.


Donald Eugene Sanders

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #73-008845; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Donald Eugene Sanders; age 19; born 28 Feb 1954 in IN' single; 4 yrs HS education; living at
Wawaka, Noble Co, IN; son of Paul and Betty (Cole) Sanders; married on 3 Mar 1973 in Grundy, VA;
Pinkie Lue Keene; age 18; born 12 Feb 1955 in WV; single; 1 yr HS education; living at Panther, WV;
daughter of James Everett and Thelma (Vance) Keene.


Pinkie Lue Keene

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #73-008845; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Donald Eugene Sanders; age 19; born 28 Feb 1954 in IN' single; 4 yrs HS education; living at
Wawaka, Noble Co, IN; son of Paul and Betty (Cole) Sanders; married on 3 Mar 1973 in Grundy, VA;
Pinkie Lue Keene; age 18; born 12 Feb 1955 in WV; single; 1 yr HS education; living at Panther, WV;
daughter of James Everett and Thelma (Vance) Keene.


Kathern Brewster

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #12339; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Billy Joe Scott; age 26; born in Welch, WV; single; plant worker; living in War, WV; son of Henry and
Agnes (Eaton) Scott; married on 21 May 1960 in Lebanon, VA; Kathern Brewster; age 18; born in
Caretta; WV; single; living at Newhall, WV; daughter of Daniel and Dovie (Click) Brewster.
2.North Carolina, Divorce Index, 1958-2004; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Billy Scott
Spouse: Kathern Brewster
Marriage Date: 30 May 1960 (sic, 21 May 1960)
Marriage Place: Virginia, USA
Divorce Date: 24 Aug 1993
Divorce Place: Catawba, North Carolina, USA
Residence Place: Catawba, North Carolina, USA"
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submited by Sue Leitzsey Bradley; 4 Apr 2013.
" Kathern Brewster Worley
Birth 30 Jun 1941
Newhall, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 31 Mar 2013 (aged 71)
Galax, Galax City, Virginia, USA
Burial
Hillcrest Gardens
Mount Holly, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA "

Additional Information Posted:
"IRON STATION ~ Kathern Worley, 71, was a daughter of the late Daniel and Dovie Brewster.
She was retired from Pharr Yarns where she worked for more than 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother; her first husband, Billy Joe Scott; and her brothers, Buddy Brewster and wife Anita, Hershel Brewster and Lonnie Brewster, her infant sister, Gretta; brothers-in-law, Dal Nester, Don Winterrowd and Harry White and nephew, Bobby Preslar.
Interment in Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery.

"Published in Gaston Gazette on April 4, 2013"


Jesse Keene

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #68 049665; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Jesse Keene; age 22; born 29 Apr 1946 in WV; single; 4 yrs HS education; living at Bradshaw, WV;
son of James Everett and Thelma (Vance) Keene; married on 20 Dec 1968 in Grundy, VA; Susan
Rose Hylton; age 19; born 20 Apr 1949 in KY; single; living at Bradshaw, WV; daughter of Vernon
and Margarette (Singleton) Hylton.


Susan Rose Hylton

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #68 049665; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Jesse Keene; age 22; born 29 Apr 1946 in WV; single; 4 yrs HS education; living at Bradshaw, WV;
son of James Everett and Thelma (Vance) Keene; married on 20 Dec 1968 in Grundy, VA; Susan
Rose Hylton; age 19; born 20 Apr 1949 in KY; single; living at Bradshaw, WV; daughter of Vernon
and Margarette (Singleton) Hylton.


Tinsley V.A. Winston

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 162; WV Archives Web Site.
Tinsley V.A. Winston; age 33; born in Red Star, WV; divorced; colored; living at Thorpe, WV; married
on 22 Feb 1948 at Thorpe, WV; Mary Ann Kellum; age 28; born and living at Thorpe, WV; widow;
colored.


Mary Ann Penn

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Thorpe; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page 115B; Image 12
of 22; Family #105/110.
Listed as Mary Penn; age 10; born in WV; Negro; in household of father, George Penn
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 28; WV Archives Web Site.
Carnell Kellum; age 22; born in Rockdol (sic, no such county), NC; single; colored; miner; living at
Thorpe, WV; son of Pink and Maggie; married on 17 Sep 1936 at Welch, WV; Mary Penn; age 18;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; colored; living at Thorpe, WV; daughter of George and Anna.
3.1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; Thorpe #4; E.D. 24-2; taken 30 Apr 1940; Page 26A;
Image 9 of 22; Household #79.
Listed as Mary Kellum; age 20; born in WV; married; Negro; 1 yr HS education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Cornell Kellum.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1948); Page 162; WV Archives Web Site.
Tinsley V.A. Winston; age 33; born in Red Star, WV; divorced; colored; living at Thorpe, WV; married
on 22 Feb 1948 at Thorpe, WV; Mary Ann Kellum; age 28; born and living at Thorpe, WV; widow;
colored.
5. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Mary Ann Winston
[Mary A Winston]
[Mary Ann Penn]
Gender: Female
Race: Black
Birth Date: 22 Feb 1920
Birth Place: Thorpe Mcd, West Virginia
Death Date: 25 Oct 2005
Father: George Penn
Mother: Anna Watkins
SSN: 235843451
Notes: Jan 1968: Name listed as MARY ANN WINSTON;
01 Nov 2005: Name listed as MARY A WINSTON"
6. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Mary A. Winston
Last Residence:
11436 Jamaica, Queens, New York
Born: 22 Feb 1920
Died: 25 Oct 2005
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (1967)"


Burnice Keene

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1961); Page 201; WV Archives Web Site.
Burnis Keene; age 21; born in Paynesville, WV; single; living at Box 595, Bradshaw, WV; married on
28 Mar 1961 at Bradshaw, WV; Lucille Blankenship; age 21; born in Hurley, VA; single; living at
Bradshaw, WV.
2. "McDowell County WV Cemeteries", Vance Cemetery, Paynesville, McDowell Co, WV.
Burnice Keen; born on 11 Nov 1939; died on 10 Nov 1970; "Gunshot wound, daughter of Everett and
Thelma Vance Keen"; buried here.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Patty Greene; 28 Nov 2016.
" Burnice Keene
Birth 11 Nov 1939
West Virginia, USA
Death 10 Nov 1970 (aged 30)
Kendallville, Noble County, Indiana, USA
Burial
Vance Cemetery
Paynesville, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA"

Additional Information posted:
"Son of James Everett Keene (1916-1991) & Thelma Vance-Keene (1923-1977).

"Brother of Verner Keene (1942-1942), Kermit Keene (1943-1943), William Everette Keene Sr. (1949-2016), Ruby Jean Keene-Payne (1951-2012), Bobby Lee Keene (B. 1951), Charlie Keene (Deceased), Gerald Ellis Keene (1958-1958), Martha Keene, Pinkie Keene-Saunders, Carl Ray Keene, Jessie Keene, Jerry Keene, and Newton Keene.

"Married to Lucille Blankenship-Keene (B. 1939) on March 28, 1961 in Bradshaw, McDowell County, WV (per WV Marriage License Register, McDowell County, WV, 1961, Page 201, Application Date: March 24, 1961)."


Lucille Blankenship

1. Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2014, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Lucille Blankenship
Birth Date: 19 Dec 1942
Birth Place: Buchanan, Virginia, USA"
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1961); Page 201; WV Archives Web Site.
Burnis Keene; age 21; born in Paynesville, WV; single; living at Box 595, Bradshaw, WV; married on
28 Mar 1961 at Bradshaw, WV; Lucille Blankenship; age 21; born in Hurley, VA; single; living at
Bradshaw, WV.


George Penn

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Thorpe; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page 115B; Image 12
of 22; Family #105/110.
Listed as George Penn; age 49; born in VA; married at 21; Negro; coal loader in coal mine; head of
household.


Anna Watkins

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Thorpe; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page 115B; Image 12
of 22; Family #105/110.
Listed as Annie Penn; age 45; born in VA; married at 18; Negro; in household of husband, George
Penn


Cutlip Penn

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Thorpe; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page 115B; Image 12
of 22; Family #105/110.
Listed as Cutlip Penn; age 24; born in WV; Negro; single; driver for coal mine; in household of father,
George Penn


Stafford Penn

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Thorpe; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page 115B; Image 12
of 22; Family #105/110.
Listed as Stafford Penn; age 22; born in WV; Negro; single; absent; hotel bell boy; in household of
father, George Penn


Elizabeth Penn

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Thorpe; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page 115B; Image 12
of 22; Family #105/110.
Listed as Elizabeth Penn; age 20; born in WV; Negro; single; in household of father, George Penn


Harry L. Penn

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Thorpe; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page 115B; Image 12
of 22; Family #105/110.
Listed as Harry L. Penn; age 15; born in WV; Negro; single; in household of father, George Penn


Maggie Penn

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Thorpe; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page 115B; Image 12
of 22; Family #105/110.
Listed as Maggie Penn; age 13; born in WV; Negro; single; in household of father, George Penn


Georgia Penn

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Thorpe; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page 115B; Image 12
of 22; Family #105/110.
Listed as Georgia Penn; age 11; born in WV; Negro; in household of father, George Penn


Rebecca Penn

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Thorpe; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page 115B; Image 12
of 22; Family #105/110.
Listed as Rebekah Penn; age 8; born in WV; Negro; in household of father, George Penn


James W. Penn

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Thorpe; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page 115B; Image 12
of 22; Family #105/110.
Listed as James W. Penn; age 6; born in WV; Negro; in household of father, George Penn


Genenive Penn

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Thorpe; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page 115B; Image 12
of 22; Family #105/110.
Listed as Genenive Penn; age 4 yrs, 1 mon; born in WV; Negro; in household of father, George Penn


Ina Penn

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkins District; Thorpe; taken 5 Apr 1930; Page 115B; Image 12
of 22; Family #105/110.
Listed as Ina Penn; age 1 yr, 0 mon; born in WV; Negro; in household of father, George Penn