McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Thomas Lewis Lester

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1910); Page 88; WV Archives Web Site.
Tom Lester; age 32; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; lumberman; living at Lex, WV; son of Floyd
and Alcy; married on 30 Jun 1910 at Lex, WV; Mary Whyte (sic, White); age 38; born in Buchanan Co,
VA; divorced; daughter of Peter and Emmia.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Thorpe Cemetery, Thorpe, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by Modfreak;
7 Apr 2014.
Thomas Lewis Lester; born 27 Mar 1869 in AR; died 4 Nov 1951 in Gary, McDowell Co, WV; buried here;
no grave marker photo shown.
"Son of John & Martha (Simons) Lester.

Family links:
Spouses:
Mary White Lester (1869 - 1924)*
Elizabeth Rachel Thomas Lester (1869 - 1931)*..."


Mary White

1. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 19, Family #121.
Listed as Mary Baker, age 1, in household of Peter White with mother Emerintha Baker.
2. 1880 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; taken on 9 Jun 1880; Page 336A; Family #77/77.
Listed as Mary White; age 6?; born in VA; in household of father, Peter White.
3. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 30.
Marriage Record, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 118.
F. M. Deskins, age 37, widowed, born in Wayne Co, WV, son of John W. and
Sarah Deskins, married on 14 Nov 1888 Mary White, age 19, born in McDowell
Co, WV, daughter of Peter and Emma White.
4. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River Township, Page 257A, Family 317.
Listed as Mary Deskins, age 29, born in Dec 1870, in WV, married 12 years, 5
children, 4 living, in household of husband, Marion Deskins.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1910); Page 88; WV Archives Web Site.
Tom Lester; age 32; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; lumberman; living at Lex, WV; son of Floyd
and Alcy; married on 30 Jun 1910 at Lex, WV; Mary Whyte (sic, White); age 38; born in Buchanan Co,
VA; divorced; daughter of Peter and Emmia.
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Modfreak; 1 Oct 2013.
Mary White Lester; born 11 Dec 1869; died 30 May 1924; buried here; no grave marker photo shown:
"...d/o Peter White & Mary Baker. Mary was the 4th wife of Francis Marion Deskins.

Family links:
Spouses:
Thomas Lewis Lester (1869 - 1951)
Francis Marion Deskins (1851 - 1925)

Children:
Lidda Margarette Deskins Davis (1898 - 1964)*

*Calculated relationship..."


James Ronald "Jim" Pettus

1. Buchanan Co, WV; Marriage License #1332; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James Ronald Pettus age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; never married; laborer; living at
Bradshaw, WV; son of Elmer Garland and Nadine Virginia (Muncy) Pettus; married on 31 Jan 1963
in Grundy, VA; Anna Louise Newberry; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; never married;
housework; livinin Iaeger, WV; daughter of Garnett Garfield and Marjorie Virginia (Jennings)
Newberry.
2. "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; Monday Evening, 29 Jul 2019; Page 2.
"Echoes of the Past"
"Fifty Years Ago"
"Has Fifth Birthday - Lynne Pettus is five years old today. She is the daughter of Mrs. Harold Cline of
Iaeger and Jim Pettus (of) Bartley. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Garnett Newberry of Iaeger, and
Mrs. Nadine Perdue of Bartley and Elmer Pettus of Baltimore, MD. Mrs. Morris Pettus of Coalwood is
here (sic, her) great-grandmother."


Anna Louise Newberry

1. Buchanan Co, WV; Marriage License #1332; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James Ronald Pettus age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; never married; laborer; living at
Bradshaw, WV; son of Elmer Garland and Nadine Virginia (Muncy) Pettus; married on 31 Jan 1963
in Grundy, VA; Anna Louise Newberry; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; never married;
housework; livinin Iaeger, WV; daughter of Garnett Garfield and Marjorie Virginia (Jennings)
Newberry.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #68 020558; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Leonard Harold Cline; age 27; born in McDowell Co, WV; divorced; one previous marriage; coal
miner; living at Mohawk, WV; son of Robert and Margaret (Cline) Cline; married on 29 Jun 1968 in
Grundy, VA; Anna Louise Pettus; maiden name, Newberry; age 23; born in McDowell Co, WV;
divorced; one previous marriage; teacher; living in Iaeger, WV; daughter of Garnett and Margie
(Jennings) Newberry.
3. "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; Monday Evening, 29 Jul 2019; Page 2.
"Echoes of the Past"
"Fifty Years Ago"
"Has Fifth Birthday - Lynne Pettus is five years old today. She is the daughter of Mrs. Harold Cline of
Iaeger and Jim Pettus (of) Bartley. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Garnett Newberry of Iaeger, and
Mrs. Nadine Perdue of Bartley and Elmer Pettus of Baltimore, MD. Mrs. Morris Pettus of Coalwood is
here (sic, her) great-grandmother."


Lynne Pettus

1. "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; Monday Evening, 29 Jul 2019; Page 2.
"Echoes of the Past"
"Fifty Years Ago"
"Has Fifth Birthday - Lynne Pettus is five years old today. She is the daughter of Mrs. Harold Cline of
Iaeger and Jim Pettus (of) Bartley. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Garnett Newberry of Iaeger, and
Mrs. Nadine Perdue of Bartley and Elmer Pettus of Baltimore, MD. Mrs. Morris Pettus of Coalwood is
here (sic, her) great-grandmother."


Otha Jackson Bragg Jr

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Premier; taken 3 Apr 1940; Page 783A;
E D # 24-40; Image 6 of 36; Household #26.
Listed as Otha Bragg, JR; age 2; born in WV; no education; in household of grandfather, Granville J.
Bragg, with parents.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1957); Page 174; WV Archives Web Site.
Otho Jackson Bragg, Jr; age 19; born in Marytown, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; married on 26
Dec 1957 in the First Presbyterian Church, Welch, WV; Judith Ann Decker; age 16; born in Berwind,
WV; single; living at Havaco, WV; with consent of Otho Jackson and Frances Bragg; parents of Otha
Jackson Bragg, Jr; and Norman and Myrtle Decker, parents of Judith Ann Decker.
3. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Otho Bragg
Birth Date: 30 Jun 1938
Address: PO Box 114, Unicoi, TN, 37692-0114"


Judith Ann Decker

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1957); Page 174; WV Archives Web Site.
Otho Jackson Bragg, Jr; age 19; born in Marytown, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; married on 26
Dec 1957 in the First Presbyterian Church, Welch, WV; Judith Ann Decker; age 16; born in Berwind,
WV; single; living at Havaco, WV; with consent of Otho Jackson and Frances Bragg; parents of Otha
Jackson Bragg, Jr; and Norman and Myrtle Decker, parents of Judith Ann Decker.


Jesse Thomas Lester

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 209; WV Archives Web Site.
Jesse Thomas Lester; age 20; born at Gary, WV; single; living at Kimball, WV; married on
17 Jan 1947 at Welch, WV; Madge Christine Lee; age 18; born in Maitland, WV; single;
living at Kimball, WV; with consent of Horace Lester, father of Jesse T. lester, and Laura
Lee, mother of Madge C. Lee.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Jesse Thomas Lester
[Jess Thomas Lester]
[Jess Lester]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 25 Dec 1926
Birth Place: Gary, West Virginia
Death Date: 3 Nov 1991
Father: Horace Lester
Mother: Nanny Holloway
SSN: 234448658
Notes: Nov 1946: Name listed as JESSE THOMAS LESTER; 18 Mar 1981: Name listed as JESS THOMAS LESTER; 03 Jun 1993: Name listed as JESS T LESTER"


Madge Christine Lee

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1947); Page 209; WV Archives Web Site.
Jesse Thomas Lester; age 20; born at Gary, WV; single; living at Kimball, WV; married on
17 Jan 1947 at Welch, WV; Madge Christine Lee; age 18; born in Maitland, WV; single;
living at Kimball, WV; with consent of Horace Lester, father of Jesse T. lester, and Laura
Lee, mother of Madge C. Lee.