McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


John Isaac Brooks

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; McDowell County Historical Society;
1995; "John Isaac and Rachel Catherine Shinault Brooks" Article; Page 106; submitted by Jane Ellen
Horton, PO Box 218, Raven, VA 24639.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #9140; WV Archives Web Site.
John Isacc Brooks; age 82; born 12 Jun 1868 in Tazewell Co, VA; widowed; living at Squire, WV; son
of John K. and _____(Johnson) Brooks; died 30 Jun 1950 at Squire, WV; due to carcinoma of prostate;
buried 2 Jul 1950 in Grassy Spur, VA; informant, Carl Brooks.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Crockett Harrison - Levenia
(Lula) Presley Family"; Article; Page 224; submitted by Mrs. A.W. (Gladys K. Thompson) Horton, Jr,
PO Box 218, Raven, VA.


Rachel Catherine Shinault

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; McDowell County Historical Society;
1995; "John Isaac and Rachel Catherine Shinault Brooks" Article; Page 106; submitted by Jane Ellen
Horton, PO Box 218, Raven, VA 24639.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #12067; WV Archives Web Site.
Rachel Katherine Brooks; age 71 yrs, 4 mons, 25 days; born 4 May 1869 in Tazewell Co, VA; married;
wife of John I. Brooks, age 72; housewife; living at War, WV; daughter of David and Ella (Jordan)
Shinault; died 29 Sep 1940 at Capels, WV; due to cerebral hemorrhage with hypertension; buried
1 Oct 1940 in Grassy Spur (Cemetery, Bishop) VA; informant J.E. Rose, Capels, WV.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; 1995; Edited by Dr, Thomas C.
Hatcher; Geneva Steele; Sandra Long and Christine Carr McGuire; "Crockett Harrison - Levenia
(Lula) Presley Family"; Article; Page 224; submitted by Mrs. A.W. (Gladys K. Thompson) Horton, Jr,
PO Box 218, Raven, VA.


David Franklin Brooks

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1995"; McDowell County Historical Society;
1995; "John Isaac and Rachel Catherine Shinault Brooks" Article; Page 106; submitted by Jane Ellen
Horton, PO Box 218, Raven, VA 24639.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; submitted by Ronnie Mallory; 18 Jul 2013.
" David F. Brooks
Birth 16 Sep 1897
Thompson Valley, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Death 18 Oct 1900 (aged 3)
Thompson Valley, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Thompson Valley, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA "


Thomas E. "Tommy" Branson

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 171-173; "Tommy Branson" article; submitted by Tommy Branson,
1612 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.
2. Kentucky, Divorce Records, 1962-2005; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Thomas E Branson
Birth Year: 1934
Divorce Date: 2003
Age: 69
Gender: Male
Spouse: Cora W Branson
Spouse Birth Year: 1931
Spouse Age: 72
Spouse Gender: Female
Divorce Record: 12749273"
3. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Thomas E Branson
Birth Date: Apr 1934
Phone Number: 491-2870
Address: 1612 Gardiner Ln Apt 105, Louisville, KY, 40205-2760 (1988)
[7704 Rosewell, Louisville, KY, 40211 (1974)]
[3510 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY, 40218] "


Cora Mae Webb

1. FindAGrave,com Web Site; submitted by Robin Blackshear; 13 Oct 2017.
" Cora Mae Webb Branson
Birth 29 Jun 1931
Brownsville, Edmonson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 16 Jan 2004 (aged 72)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial
Evergreen Cemetery
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA"

Additional Information Posted:
"Cora Mae Branson, 72, of Louisville, died Friday, January 16, 2004, at her home.

"She was the former Cora Mae Webb, a native of Brownsville, KY, and a retired employee of General Electric.

"She is survived by a brother and his wife, a nephew and his wife, a great-nephew, a great-niece, and her former husband.

"Her funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Evergreen Funeral Home, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and after 10 a.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to the WHAS Crusade for Children.

"Published in The Courier-Journal on Jan. 18, 2004"


Thomas Samuel Walls

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 471; WV Archives Web Site.
Thomas Samuel Walls; age 22; born and living in Coalwood, WV; single; married on 31 Jul 1954
at Berwind, WV; Mary Sue Branson; age 18; born and living in Berwind, WV; single; with consent of
John and Edna Branson, parents of Mary Sue Branson.
2. Witt/Pusey Family Tree; posted by Ella Pusey; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Thomas Samuel Walls
1932–2010
Birth 20 JUL 1932 • Coalwood, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 24 MAY 2010 • Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA"


Mary Sue Branson

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 171-173; "Tommy Branson" article; submitted by Tommy Branson,
1612 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1954); Page 471; WV Archives Web Site.
Thomas Samuel Walls; age 22; born and living in Coalwood, WV; single; married on 31 Jul 1954
at Berwind, WV; Mary Sue Branson; age 18; born and living in Berwind, WV; single; with consent of
John and Edna Branson, parents of Mary Sue Branson.
3. Witt/Pusey Family Tree; posted by Ella Pusey; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Mary Sue Branson
1936–2015
Birth 15 JAN 1936 • West Virginia
Death 11 APR 2015"


George W. Alley

1. 1920 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Jeffersonville District; taken on 22 Jan 1920; page 180A; Image
19 of 24; Family #168/180.
Listed as George Alley; age 11; born in VA; in household of father, Bud Alley.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 80; WV Archives Web Site.
George Alley; age 25; born in Tazewell Co, VA; widowed; farmer; living at Tip Top, VA; son of
Bud and Fronia; married on 23 Jan 1934 at Welch, WV; Lexie Rose; age 19; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; living at Filbert, WV; daughter of Dan and Lizzie.


Lexie Rose

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Big Creek District, taken on 3/4 Feb 1920, Page 93A, Family #75.
Listed as Lexie Rose, age 3 yrs, 2 mons, born in WV, in household of father, Daniel Rose.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1934); Page 80; WV Archives Web Site.
George Alley; age 25; born in Tazewell Co, VA; widowed; farmer; living at Tip Top, VA; son of
Bud and Fronia; married on 23 Jan 1934 at Welch, WV; Lexie Rose; age 19; born in McDowell
Co, WV; single; living at Filbert, WV; daughter of Dan and Lizzie.


James William Chandler

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 163; WV Archives Web Site.
James William Chandler; born 4 Aug 1916 in Minden, WV; living at Berwind, WV; son of Ernest M.
and Gladys G.; married on 7 Jun 1938 at War, WV; Madge Aston Branson; born 24 Feb 1917; at
Berwind, WV; living at Berwind, WV; daughter of John and Edna.


Madge Aston Branson

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 171-173; "Tommy Branson" article; submitted by Tommy Branson,
1612 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 163; WV Archives Web Site.
James William Chandler; born 4 Aug 1916 in Minden, WV; living at Berwind, WV; son of Ernest M.
and Gladys G.; married on 7 Jun 1938 at War, WV; Madge Aston Branson; born 24 Feb 1917; at
Berwind, WV; living at Berwind, WV; daughter of John and Edna.


Patty Joann Gross

1. Douglas Mortuary; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
" Patty Joann Gross Stanford, 73, of Yukon went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at her home.
"Born February 14, 1943 in Atwell she was the daughter of the late Joe Gross and Mandy Brewster Gross. She attended Big Creek High School, and was of the Holiness Faith. She loved to do crafts, cooking and gardening. She loved her dog and cats.
"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Nellie Thompson and Della Mullins; five brothers, Richard, Herman, Jack, Carl and Basil Gross.
"Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Chester Stanford of the home; her sister, Emma Jean Griffith and husband Rev. Lacy Griffith of Yukon; two special nephews, Todd Griffith and Dwayne “Bubby” Griffith; and several nieces and nephews.
"Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, January 17 at 12 Noon at the Yukon #2 Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Revs. Lacy Griffith and Tim Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Sanford Cemetery on Compton Mountain, near Whitewood, VA...."


John Fine Branson

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 171-173; "Tommy Branson" article; submitted by Tommy Branson,
1612 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.
2. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1965; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: John Fine Branson
Gender: Male
Death Age: 69
Birth Date: 17 Jan 1890
Birth Place: Lebanon, Virginia, USA
Death Date: 27 Oct 1959
Death Place: Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA
Father: Henry Branson
Mother: Lusy Daughtry "
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: John Fine Branson
Birth Date: 2 Jan 1890
Claim Date: 4 Jan 1955
SSN: 235039106
Notes: 04 Jan 1955: Name listed as JOHN FINE BRANSON"


Edna Elizabeth Crissman

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 171-173; "Tommy Branson" article; submitted by Tommy Branson,
1612 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.


Robert Henry "Peg" Branson

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 171-173; "Tommy Branson" article; submitted by Tommy Branson,
1612 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Robert Henry Branson
[Robert H Branson]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 13 Jul 1915
Birth Place: Berwind, West Virginia
Death Date: 4 Oct 1991
Father: John F Branson
Mother: Edna Crisman
SSN: 235018649
Notes: Dec 1936: Name listed as ROBERT HENRY BRANSON;
03 Jun 1993: Name listed as ROBERT H BRANSON"


John Richard Branson

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 171-173; "Tommy Branson" article; submitted by Tommy Branson,
1612 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.
2. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: John Richard Branson
Race: White
Age: 21
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 13 Feb 1919
Birth Place: Pikeville, Kentucky, USA
Residence Place: Berwind, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Registration Place: Berwind, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: New River And Poca Couz Coal Co
Weight: 185
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Gray
Hair Color: Blonde
Height: 6 2
Next of Kin: John Fine Branson
Household Members:
Name Relationship
John Richard Branson Self (Head)
John Fine Branson Father"
3. U.S., Navy Casualties Books, 1776-1941; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: John Richard Branson
Residence Place: West Virginia, USA
Branch of Service: US Navy
Father: John Fine Branson
Volume Title: Combat Naval Casualties, World War II, (MT-WY)"

Additional Information Listed:
John Richard Branson; Seaman 2nd Class, US Navy; father Mr. John Fine Branson, Berwind.


William Raymond "Bill" Branson

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 171-173; "Tommy Branson" article; submitted by Tommy Branson,
1612 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: William Raymond Branson
[William R Branson]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 11 Aug 1924
Birth Place: Williamson M, West Virginia
Death Date: 27 Apr 1993
Father: John F Branson
Mother: Edna Christman
SSN: 233348361
Notes: Jun 1941: Name listed as WILLIAM RAYMOND BRANSON;
11 May 1993: Name listed as WILLIAM R BRANSON"


Edith Wanda Branson

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 171-173; "Tommy Branson" article; submitted by Tommy Branson,
1612 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Edith Wanda Branson
[Edith Wanda Maum]
[Edith Wheeler]
[Edith Brumley]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 25 Aug 1926
Birth Place: Berwind Mcdo, West Virginia
Death Date: 31 Jul 2001
Father: John Branson
Mother: Edna Christman
SSN: 236322226
Notes: Sep 1942: Name listed as EDITH WANDA BRANSON;
May 1945: Name listed as EDITH WANDA MAUM;
Jan 1956: Name listed as EDITH WHEELER;
Sep 1973: Name listed as EDITH BRUMLEY"


James Edward Branson

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 171-173; "Tommy Branson" article; submitted by Tommy Branson,
1612 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: James Edward Branson
[James E Branson]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 17 Feb 1932
Birth Place: Berwind Mcdo, West Virginia
Death Date: 23 Jul 2007
Father: John F Branson
Mother: Edna E Crissman
SSN: 236461958
Notes: May 1948: Name listed as JAMES EDWARD BRANSON;
25 Jul 2007: Name listed as JAMES E BRANSON"


Ramona Annette Branson

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 171-173; "Tommy Branson" article; submitted by Tommy Branson,
1612 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Romona Annette Branson
[Annette Haist]
[Annette Falls]
[Ramona McLaughlin]
[Annette McLaughlin]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 11 Jun 1938
Birth Place: Berwind Mcdo, West Virginia
[Berwind, West Virginia]
Death Date: 14 Oct 2006
Father: John F Branson
Mother: Edna E Crissman
SSN: 402520054
Signature on SSN Card: Annette Branson
Relationship of Signature: Signature name differs from NH’s name.
Notes: Mar 1956: Name listed as ROMONA ANNETTE BRANSON;
Sep 1962: Name listed as ANNETTE HAIST;
Mar 1966: Name listed as ANNETTE BRANSON FALLS;
23 Aug 1985: Name listed as RAMONA ANNETTE MCLAUGHLIN;
18 Oct 2006: Name listed as ANNETTE MCLAUGHLIN"


Dorothy Branson

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 171-173; "Tommy Branson" article; submitted by Tommy Branson,
1612 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.


Nancy Branson

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Vitginia, 1858-1999"; Volume II; by Geneva Steele, Sandra
Long and Tom Hatcher; Pages 171-173; "Tommy Branson" article; submitted by Tommy Branson,
1612 Gardiner Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.