McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Ruggero "Roger" Basso

1. West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991; Ancestry.com Web Site linked to LDS Web Site.
"USA Declarantion of Intention"; No 1681; McDowell Co, WV.
Roger Basso; age 46; born 19 May 1879 in Aviano, Italy; stonemason; 5' 2" tall; 140 lbs; dark hair;
brown eyes; living at Elbert, WV; arrived in US 13 Aug 1920 in New York, NY; name, Ruggerp Basso;
abord SS Rochambeau; witnessed by Vincenzo Ricci and Pasquali Marinari; signed 19 Nov 1929 at
Welch, WV.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War;Main Street; taken 10 Apr 1930; Page 8B;
Family #149/159.
Listed as Roger Basso; age 50; born in Italy; married at 28; manager of bakery store; head of
household.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Roger Basso
Birth Date: 19 May 1879
Birth Place: Italy
Claim Date: 12 Feb 1946
SSN: 232128745
Notes: 03 Dec 1976: Name listed as ROGER BASSO"
4. West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Roger Basso
Death Date: 6 Apr 1948
Death Place: McDowell, West Virginia
Marital Status: Married
Father Name: Nicola Basso
Mother Name: Mariea Basso
Spouse Name: Louise Mazzoco Basso"


Luigia "Louisa" Mazzocco

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War;Main Street; taken 10 Apr 1930; Page 8B;
Family #149/159.
Listed as Louisa Basso; age 42; born in Italy; married at 20; in household of husband, Ruggero
Basso.


Joseph "Joe" Basso

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War;Main Street; taken 10 Apr 1930; Page 8B;
Family #149/159.
Listed as Joe Basso; age 21; born in Italy; single; truck driver for bakery; in household of father,
Ruggero Basso.


Richard John Basso

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War;Main Street; taken 10 Apr 1930; Page 8B;
Family #149/159.
Listed as John Basso; age 20; born in Italy; single; baker for bakery; in household of father,
Ruggero Basso.
2. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Richard John Basso
Race: White
Age: 30
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Italy
Birth Date: 1 Jan 1910
Residence Place: Roderfield, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
Employer: Carter Coal Company
Weight: 164
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5 8
Next of Kin: Roger Basso
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Richard John Basso Self (Head)
Roger Basso Father"


Nicholas "Nick" Basso

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War;Main Street; taken 10 Apr 1930; Page 8B;
Family #149/159.
Listed as Nick Basso; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Ruggero Basso.


Louis Basso

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; War;Main Street; taken 10 Apr 1930; Page 8B;
Family #149/159.
Listed as Louie Basso; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Ruggero Basso.


James Henry Blankenship

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 18 Jun 1900,
Page 271A, Family #566.
Listed as James H. Blankenship, age 11, born in Jan 1889 in WV, in household of father, William F.
Blankenship.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1910); Page 371; WV Archives Web Site.
James H. Blankenship; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; farmer; living at Panther, WV; son
of William and Jenety; married on 28 Mar 1910 at Paynesville, WV; Peggy Meadows; age 19; born
in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of William and Flisty.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; taken on 9/10 Feb 1920; Page
230A; Family #290/292.
Listed as James H. Blankenship; age 30; brn in WV; married; farmer; head of household.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 201A; Family #7/7.
Listed as James H. Blankenship; age 42; born in WV; married at 22; farmer; head of household.
5. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-370; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James henry Blankenship; age 54; born 22 Jan 188 in Panther, WV; unemployed; living at Panther,
WV; person who will always know address, Peggy Blankenship, Panther, WV; 6'2" tall; 194 lbs; blue
eyes; brown hair; light complexion.
6. West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973; Ancestry.com Website.
"Name: James Blankenship
Birth Date: abt 1888
Death Date: 9 Dec 1965
Death Place: Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia
Death Age: 77
Occupation: Logger
Race: White
Marital status: Married
Gender: Male
Father Name: William Blankenship
Mother Name: Genette Roberts
FHL Film Number: 559886"


Helen Lester

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #67 007429; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Wayne Matney; age 30; born in Mingo Co, WV; single; no previous marriage; coal miner; living in
Panther, WV; son of John and Lilah (Justice) Matney; married on 6 Mar 1967 in Buchanan Co, VA;
Helen Blankenship; maiden name, Lester; age 39; born in Buchanan Co, VA; widow; one previous
marriage; living at Iaeger, WV; daughter of James and Mary (Meadows) Lester.


Ronald Alston

1. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ronald Alston
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Age: 34
Birth Date: 15 Dec 1945
Marriage Registration Place: Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Marriage Date: 15 Feb 1980
Marriage Place: Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Father: Allen Phillip Alston
Mother: Mattie Belle Cleague
Spouse: Wilma Jean Padgett "
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ronald Alston
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Birth Date: 15 Dec 1945
Birth Place: Capels McDow, West Virginia
Death Date: May 1985
SSN: 236706658
Notes: Oct 1962: Name listed as RONALD ALSTON"
3. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ronald Alston
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 15 Dec 1945
Death Date: 31 May 1985
Cause of Death: Other
SSN: 236706658
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 23 Sep 1968
Release Date 1: 2 Oct 1974"


Wilma Jean Padgett

1. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Wilma Jean Padgett
Gender: Female
Race: Black
Age: 37
Birth Date: 26 Oct 1942
Marriage Registration Place: Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Marriage Date: 15 Feb 1980
Marriage Place: Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Father: Woodrow Padgett
Mother: Helen Gertrude Baylor
Spouse: Ronald Alston "
2. U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2018; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Wilma Jean Padgett
Gender: Female
Residence Place: Henrico, Virginia, USA
Death Date: 5 Nov 2012
Obituary Date: 15 Nov 2012
Newspaper Place: Richmond, Virginia, USA"


John Wesley Shelton

1. Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: John Wesley Shelton
Gender: Male
Race: Colored (Black)
Age: 30
Birth Year: abt 1916
Birth Place: Greenville, Kentucky
License County: Wayne
Marriage Date: 30 Mar 1946
Marriage Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
Residence Place: Detroit, Michigan
Father: Marshall W Shelton
Mother: Lizzie Bard
Spouse: Arvie Aretha Alstan
County File Number: 669132
State File Number: 348878"
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: John Wesley Shelton
[John W Shelton]
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Birth Date: 24 Jun 1915
Birth Place: Greenville, Kentucky
Death Date: 3 Jan 1996
Father: Marshall Shelton
Mother: Lizzie Bard
SSN: 378073106
Notes: Jan 1937: Name listed as JOHN WESLEY SHELTON; 06 Jan 1996: Name listed as JOHN W SHELTON"
3. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010: ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: John Shelton
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 24 Jun 1915
Death Date: 3 Jan 1996
Cause of Death: Natural
SSN: 378073106"
4. Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996: ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: John Wesley Shelton
Birth Date: 24 Jun 1915
Death Date: 3 Jan 1996
Gender: Male
Residence: Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan
Place of Death: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan"


Arvie Aretha Alsron

1 .Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Arvie Aretha Alstan
Gender: Female
Race: Colored (Black)
Age: 25
Birth Year: abt 1921
Birth Place: Big T (F)our, W, Virginia
License County: Wayne
Marriage Date: 30 Mar 1946
Marriage Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
Residence Place: Detroit, Michigan
Father: Earnest Alstan
Mother: Jennie Smith
Spouse: John Wesley Shelton
County File Number: 669132
State File Number: 348878"
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Aretha Alston
[Arvie Alston]
[Arvie Shelton]
Gender: Female
Race: Black
Birth Date: 22 Nov 1922
Birth Place: Big Four Mcd, West Virginia
Death Date: Mar 1981
Father: Ernest Alston
Mother: Jennie Smith
SSN: 374220345
Notes: Sep 1942: Name listed as ARETHA ALSTON; :
Name listed as ARVIE ALSTON; : Name listed as ARVIE A SHELTON;
30 Dec 1987: Name listed as ARVIE SHELTON"
3. Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Arvie A Shelton
Birth Date: 22 Nov 1922
Death Date: 19 Mar 1981
Gender: Female
Residence: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Place of Death: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan"
4. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Arvie Shelton
Birth Date: 1922
Cemetery: Westlawn Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Wayne, Wayne County, Michigan, United States of America
Has Bio?: N
Spouse: John Shelton
URL: https://www.findagrave.com/mem..."


Nancy Varney

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken 25 Apr 1910; Page 195B; Image 2 of
4; Family #216/229.
Listed as Nancy Lester; age 30; born in KY; married twice; last time for 5 yrs; 7 children, 4 living;
in household of husband, John Lester.


Matilda Hensley

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken 25 Apr 1910; Page 195B; Image 2 of
4; Family #216/229.
Listed as Matilda Lester; age 16; born in KY; single; in household of step-father, John Lester.


James S. Sampson

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site.
" James S Sampson
Birth 3 Mar 1878
USA
Death 8 (sic, 5) Jul 1958 (aged 80)
USA
Burial
Grassy Spur Church Cemetery
Bishop, Tazewell County, Virginia"
Additional Information Posted:
"James married Bertie Reed on September 4, 1901
James married Louise Hatmaker on October 3, 1948"


Bertha Reed

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site.
"Bertie Reed Sampson
Birth 9 Sep 1884
Death 30 Nov 1945 (aged 61)
Burial
Grassy Spur Church Cemetery
Bishop, Tazewell County, Virginia"


James Keith Lockhart

1. Lynchburg, VA; Marriage License #72 010229; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James keith Lockhart; age 26; born 14 Dec 1945 in WV; single;4yrs HS education; this was his 1st
marriage; living at 109 Adams Dr, Lynchburg, VA; son of Meredith L. amd Martha E. (Keene)
Lockhart; married on 2 Apr 1972 in Grundy, VA; Connie Ann Smith; age 20; born 5 Sep 1951 in VA;
single; 4 yrs HS education; this was her 1st marriage; living at Lot 15, Lbg, Trailer Court, Lynchburg,
VA; daughter of Andrew B. and Alice M. (Mann) Smith.


Connie Ann Smith

1. Lynchburg, VA; Marriage License #72 010229; Ancestry.com Web Site.
James keith Lockhart; age 26; born 14 Dec 1945 in WV; single;4yrs HS education; this was his 1st
marriage; living at 109 Adams Dr, Lynchburg, VA; son of Meredith L. amd Martha E. (Keene)
Lockhart; married on 2 Apr 1972 in Grundy, VA; Connie Ann Smith; age 20; born 5 Sep 1951 in VA;
single; 4 yrs HS education; this was her 1st marriage; living at Lot 15, Lbg, Trailer Court, Lynchburg,
VA; daughter of Andrew B. and Alice M. (Mann) Smith.