McDowell and Wyoming Co WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Jacob Hartley "Jack" Cook Esq

1. 1850 Census, Wyoming Co, VA, District 71, taken on 28 Jul 1850, page 204A,
Family #1.
Listed as Jacob Cooke, Esquire, age 36, born in VA, farmer, head of
household, value of real estate owned $1,104.
2. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowman, page 347.
Jacob Hartley Cooke; born in 1814; married Malinda Chambers, daughter of Rev.
James Chambers of Logan Co, WV.
3. Ibid, page 402.
Jacob Hartley Cooke; son of John "Old Jack" Cooke; wife Malinda were parents
of: Lewis Bilton, Gaston, Charles, Susan, James Hartley, Anne, Juliet,
Blackburn, Minnie and Jacob Averill Cooke.
4. 1860 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline A. Haga.
Listed as Jacob Cook, age 46, farmer, head of household.
5. "Births Wyoming Co, WV, 1853-1884", Year of 1853, transcribed by Pauline S.
Haga, 2nd page.
Ann B. Cooke born at Clear Fork on 23 Jul 1853 to Jacob and Malinda Cooke.
6. 1870 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Oceana Township, taken on 4 Jul 1870, Page
587A, Family #5.
Listed as Jacob Cook, age 55, born in VA, farmer, head of household, value
of real estate $8000, personal property $1000.
7. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowman, pages 383 and
384.
James Chambers; son of Robert and Hannah; married Elizabeth Cole; children:
Ira, Leroy B., Asbury, Lorenzo D., Harrison R., Hannah, and Malinda who
married Jacob Hartley Cooke.
8. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Complied by William A. March, Vol 4, page 707.
Oceana Township, page 004.
Listed as Jacob Cooke, Sr, age 66, head of household, a farmer.
9. "Wyoming Co Wills 1850-1900", Haga.
Jacob Cooke, deceased, appointed as administrators Linda Cooke, L.B.and J.R.
Robertson on 1 Oct 1896. Died at age 82 y, 3 m, and 26 days on 17 Sep 1896
at Oceana.
10. Ancestry.com Web Site, Jacob Cooke Search, 10 Apr 2002, submitted by
Joel Hager, hagerj@us.army.mil.
Jacob Cooke; born in Giles Co, VA; called Jack Cooke.


Virgie Rutherford

1. Mingo Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1906); Page 112; WV Archives Web Site.
Floyd Robinett; age 24; born in McDowell Co, WV; widowed; laborer; living in Pike Co, KY; son of
Anderson and Sarah; married on 23 Feb 1906 at Williamson, WV; Virgie Elswick; age 15; born in
Pike Co, KY; single; daughter of Bud Elswick.
(Apparently this family chaged their name from Rutherford to Elswick)
2. 1920 Census, Pike Co, KY; Knox Creek Precinct; taken on 26 Apr 1920; Page 155A; Image 13 of 21;
Family #103/105.
Listed as Virgie Robinett; age 18; born in VA; married once for 4 yrs; 3 children, 2 living; in household
of husband, Floyd Robinett.
3. 1930 Census, Pike Co, KY; District #7; Knox Precinct; Persimmon Branch; taken on 17 Apr 1930; Page
276A; Image 5 of 25; Family #52/54.
Listed as Virgie Robinett; age 40; born in KY; married at 15; in household of husband, Floyd Robinett.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1949); Sandy River District; Page #__; WV Archives Web Site.
Vergie Robinette; age 65 yrs, 7 mons, 29 days; born in WV; married; housewife; daughter of Bud and
Mellissa (Southerland) Rutherford; died 10 Jan 1949, due to cerebral hemmorhage.
(Birth Date calculated from age and death date)
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Day Cemtery, Iaeger, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by Cindy Blevins;
10 Apr 21010.
Virgie Rutherford Robinette; born in 1883 in VA; died 10 Jan 1949 in McDowell Co, WV; buried here;
no grave marker photo shown; death registry page posted.


Hazeltine Smith Asbury

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV: Sandy River District; Page 249A, Family #185/185.
Listed as Hazentine S. Asbury; age 10; born in Sep 1889 in WV; in household of father, David Asbury.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1911); Page 58; WV Archives Web Site.
Smith Asbury; age 22; born in WV; single; farmer; living at Lex, WV; son of David and Missouri;
married on 1 Feb 1911 in McDowell Co, WV; Bessie Kennedy; age 18; born in WV; single; daughter
of Daniel and Victoria.


Bessie Kenneda

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 252B, Family #239.
Listed as Bessie Kenady, age 2, born in Jan 1898 in WV, in household of father, David Kenaday.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1911); Page 58; WV Archives Web Site.
Smith Asbury; age 22; born in WV; single; farmer; living at Lex, WV; son of David and Missouri;
married on 1 Feb 1911 in McDowell Co, WV; Bessie Kennedy; age 18; born in WV; single; daughter
of Daniel and Victoria.
3. www.familytreemaker.com, Descendents of Charles Kennedy, 2 Feb 2000.
Bessie Kennedy born in 1894; married Smith Asbury.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Bessie Asbury
[Bessie Kennedy]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 15 Jun 1895
Birth Place: Bradshaw Mcd, West Virginia
Father: Daniel Kennedy
Mother: Victory Evans
SSN: 275249880
Notes: Aug 1944: Name listed as BESSIE ASBURY"
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Patty Greene; 20 May 2016.
" Bessie Asbury
Birth 15 Jun 1894
USA
Death 18 Nov 1952 (aged 58)
USA
Burial
Asbury-Jewell Cemetery
Paynesville, McDowell County, West Virginia"


George Washington Asbury Sr

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek Township, taken on 14 Jun 1900; Page 82A,
Family #163.
Listed as George Asbury, age 9, born in Jul 1890, in household of father, James Asberry.
2. McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #1708; 5 Jun 1917; Ancestry.com Web Site.
George W. Asbury; age 26; born 4 Jul 1890 in Squire Jim, WV; miner; living at Canebrake, WV;
employed by New River & Pocahontas C C Co, Canebrake, WV; single; no dependents; short with
stout build; blue eyes and light hair.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1917); Page 208; WV Archives Web Site.
George Asbury; age 26; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Canebrake, WV; son of
J.H. and E.F.; married on 14 Jun 1917 at Canebrake, WV; Lena Mary Bragg; age 19; born in
Tazewell Co, VA; single; daughter of W. L. and Alice.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: George W Asbury
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 4 Jul 1890
Birth Place: Newhall Mcdo, West Virginia
Father: Harve Asbury
Mother: Lulubelle Marrs
SSN: 236901760
Notes: Dec 1970: Name listed as GEORGE W ASBURY"
5. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: George Washington Asbury
Birth Date: 4 Jul 1890
Claim Date: 1 Mar 1938
SSN: 236098214
Notes: 19 Aug 1977: Name listed as GEORGE WASHINGTON ASBURY"
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Charles Mattes; 3 Aug 2011.
" George Washington Asbury
Birth 4 Jul 1890
McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 12 Aug 1937 (aged 47)
Stotesbury, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Hartwell Cemetery
Canebrake, McDowell County, West Virginia"

Additional Information Posted:
"Married Lena Mary Bragg on Jun 14th, 1917 in Canebrake, McDowell Co., WV

"Wife was born Jun 1st, 1898 in Tazewell Co., VA and died Nov 5th, 1992 in Oak Hill, Fayette Co., WV

"Died after being crushed by a mine service car in a mining accident. Suffered Cervical Fracture, crushed chest and Trachea as well as injury to left elbow and right leg. Buried in Hartwell, McDowell Co., WV.

"Father was James Harvey Asbury b. Aug 22nd, 1864 at Horsepen, Tazewell Co., VA. d. May 19th, 1933 in Canebrake, McDowell Co., WV

"Mother was Emarine Finetta Morris b. Nov 5th, 1868 in Tazewell Co., VA d. Jan 16th, 1943. She was living in Sophia, WV when her son George was killed."


Lena Mary Bragg

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1917); Page 208; WV Archives Web Site.
George Asbury; age 26; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Canebrake, WV; son of
J.H. and E.F.; married on 14 Jun 1917 at Canebrake, WV; Lena Mary Bragg; age 19; born in
Tazewell Co, VA; single; daughter of W. L. and Alice.


Dominic Samuel Asaro Jr

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Darlington SC; 8 Aug 2012.
" Samuel Asaro
Birth 8 Dec 1927
Death 20 Dec 1992 (aged 65)
Burial
Darlington Memory Gardens
Hartsville, Darlington County, South Carolina"

Additional Information Posted:
Grave marker photo shown
"US AIR FORCE * WORLD WAR II"


Myrna Odom

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Grave Yard Ghost; 6 Jan 2008.
" Myrna Odom Asaro
Birth 23 Mar 1934
Death 17 Jan 2004 (aged 69)
Burial
Darlington Memory Gardens
Hartsville, Darlington County, South Carolina,"

Additional Information Posted:
"DARLINGTON -- Myrna Odom Asaro, 69, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at Southside Free Will Baptist Church with interment following in Darlington Memory Gardens, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

"Mrs. Asaro was born in Darlington County, daughter of the late Alston and Eva Knotts Odom. Mrs. Asaro was employed by Moore's Department Store as a sales clerk for many years and a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church.

"Surviving are sons and daughter in laws, Eddie and Debbie Asaro of Darlington, Dean and Eva Asaro of Lamar, Todd and Jayne Asaro of Florence; one daughter and son in law Hope and Howard Frye of Hartsville; six grandchildren, April, Mary Beth, Edward, Rick Asaro, Josh and Matthew Frye; seven brothers; Hubert (Patsy) Odom, Weldon (Frances) Odom, Bobby (Mary) Odom, Barry Odom, Lee Odom, Dusty Odom all of Darlington, Danny (Jan) Odom of Latta; one sister Margie (Jamie) Dennis of Darlington.

"Source Citation: Newspaper: Morning News; Publication Date: 20 Jan 2004; Publication Place: Florence, South Carolina, United States"


Edgar C. "Pete" Artis

1. "Bluefield Daily Telegraph"; Bluefield, WV; Thursday, 8 Aug 2013; newspaper Obit.
"PRINCETON — E.C. "Pete" Artis, 70 of Quail Valley Estates, Princeton died Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Princeton Community Hospital.
Born April 13, 1943, at Cucumber, he was the son of the late Thomas Artis and Carolyn Pennington Artis.
Pete was a graduate of Big Creek High School, Class of 1961. He then entered the Army and was stationed in Korea.
He graduated from the WV State Police Academy, Institute, WV and was first stationed in Wheeling, transferred to Fairmont and finished his career with the Princeton Detachment with nearly 30 years of service to the citizens of WV.
He continued his career in law enforcement by working with the U.S. Marshal Service in Bluefield.
He was a member of the Princeton Church of God, and had served as the Clerk of the church along with teaching classes on Wednesday evening at the church.
Pete was an avid fisherman, having competed in many tournaments throughout the region. He also enjoyed speed boat racing and riding his motorcycle.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 42 years, Elizabeth "Liz" Dash Artis; one sister, Carlen Reed of Omaha NE; and his extended family whom he thought of as his family, Ron Dash, of Bluefield VA; Rose Dash Smith of Gainesville GA; Brenda Dash of Bluefield VA; and John Dash of Newark DE, and a special nephew, Larry Barber of Pineview GA.
A service to celebrate the life of Pete Artis will be held 2:00 P.M. Friday, August 9, 2013 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Fred Farley and Dr. Ray Hurt officiating.
Friends may visit with the family Friday from 1:00 PM until the service hour at the funeral home.
Online condolence may be shared with the family via www.memorialfd.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Princeton Church of God Building Fund, P. O. Box 878, Princeton WV 24740
The Artis family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton."


James Douglas Asaro

1. "Birmingham News"; Birmingham, AL; Saturday, 23 Nov 2002; Newspaper Obit.
"ASARO, JAMES DOUGLAS, 60, of Springville, AL, passed away on Thursday. Memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 2:30 p.m. at Chapel Hill Funeral Home Pell City, AL. Private services later. Chapel Hill Funeral Home Pell City, AL"
2. "The St. Clair Times; Pell City, AL; Tuesday, 26 Nov 2002; Newspaper Obit.
"SPRINGVILLE - Memorial service for James Douglas Asaro, 60 years, 8 months and six days, was last Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Pell City with Pastor Johnny Stewart officiating.
Mr. Asaro died Nov. 21 at his residence. He had lived in the Friendship community in St. Clair County for the past 16 years. He retired as a construction manager and served in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne from 1960 until 1966. He was a member of Family Christian Fellowship Church in Branchville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dominic Samuel Asaro Sr. and Thelma Mae Davis Asaro and a brother, Dominic Samuel Asaro Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce J. Asaro of Springville; two sons, Christopher E. Asaro and wife Amy of Lincoln and David W. Asaro of Springville; two sisters, Mary Rice and husband Alan and Peggy VanPelt, all of Summerville, S.C.: three brothers, Raymond Asaro and wife Marilyn of Taylor, S.C., Albert Asaro and wife Erma of Summerville, S.C., and William Asaro and wife Jackie of Goose Creek, S.C.; four grandchildren, Joseph W. Asaro, Amanda L. Asaro, Joshua D. Asaro and Bethany S. Asaro and a host of nieces and nephews.
Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Pell City directed the service."
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Douglas Asaro
[James D Asaro]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 14 Mar 1942
Birth Place: War, West Virginia
Death Date: 21 Nov 2002
Father: Dominic S Asaro
Mother: Thelma M Davis
SSN: 250643839
Notes: Apr 1957: Name listed as JAMES DOUGLAS ASARO;
30 Nov 2002: Name listed as JAMES D ASARO"
4. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Asaro
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 14 Mar 1942
Death Date: 21 Nov 2002
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 28 May 1960
Release Date 1: 10 Jun 1963"
5. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James D. Asaro
SSN: 250-64-3839
Last Residence:
35146 Springville, Saint Clair, Alabama, USA
BORN: 14 Mar 1942
Died: 21 Nov 2002
State (Year) SSN issued: South Carolina (1956)"


Kenny Darrell Trent

1. 15 Aug 2012 E-mail from granddaughter, Shannon Browning-Aubill.
"I was thrilled to find information listed for my Papaw, Leonard Trent.
However, some of the more current information is incomplete and incorrect..."
"...He also had Kenny Trent, living in Welch, WV and daughters, Vernie (Trent) Browning-Lester
(my mom) DOB 4/16/48 and Louise (Trent) Edwards she passed away today Aug.15, 2012. You can
visit my ancestry.com page for more info..."
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Pattie Greene; 23 Aug 2016.
" Kenny Darrell Trent
Birth 18 Sep 1952
Brenton, Wyoming County, West Virginia, USA
Death 20 Aug 2016 (aged 63)
Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Trent Cemetery
Brenton, Wyoming County, West Virginia"

Additional Information Posted:
"Kenny Darrell Trent, 63, of Pineville went to Heaven Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Welch Community Hospital.

"Born September 18, 1952 in Pineville, he was the son of the late Leonard Trent (1922-1998) and Pearl Lorraine Cline-Trent (Deceased).

"In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Dale Trent (1943-1977), Billy Trent (1945-1981), Edward "Ed" Trent (1951-1998), Dewayne “Spunk” Trent (Deceased), Donald Gene Trent (1957-1957), and Raymond Trent (Deceased); and his sisters, Vernie Trent-Lester (1948-Deceased) and Louise Trent-Edwards (Died in 2012).

"Survivors include his wife: Elizabeth Green-Trent of Welch-Pineville Road; three daughters: Teresa Dawn Trent (1973-2017); Kelley Trent-Ball and her husband Jonathan Ball; Wendy "Tara" Trent and AJ Hatfield all of Mill Creek; step-daughter, Brittany Lane Sims and Steven Sims of Pineville; stepson, Allen Lane and wife, Tabitha Lane of Welch-Pineville Road; three brothers: Leck Trent and wife Christina Trent of KY; Timmy Trent and wife Lou Trent of OH and Jimmy Trent and wife Lila Trent of Princeton; honorary brother-in-law, James Morgan and wife, Mary from Turkey Creek; sister, Janet Trent-Calloway and her husband, Doug Calloway of Beckley; three sisters-in-law: Roberta Trent, Shirley Trent and Becky Trent; two grandsons: Austin Ball and Jacob Ball of Mill Creek; his first wife and mother of his children, Teresa Morgan-Trent; 30 nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

"A celebration of Kenny’s life will be held 1:00 PM, Thursday, August 25, 2016 at the Mill Creek Freewill Baptist Church with Brother Wayne Bailey and Brother Jonas Trent officiating. The family visitation is from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM and they will receive friends from noon until the time of the service. Burial will follow in the Trent Family Cemetery, Mill Creek."