McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Familes and Individuals

Notes


Donald Franklin Scarberry

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Donald Franklin Scarberry
Residence Date 01 Jun 2002
Residence Place Welch, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 15 Apr 1958
Address Welch, West Virginia 24801
Address Date 01 Jun 2002
2nd Address Welch, West Virginia 24801
2nd Address Date 01 May 2001
3rd Address Coalwood, West Virginia 24824
3rd Address Date 01 Oct 1996-01 Dec 1999
Possible Relatives Patricia F Scarberry
Record Number 304447292"


Patricia F.

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Patricia F Scarberry
Residence Date 01 Jul 2005-20 Oct 2006
Residence Place Welch, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 05 Jul 1960
Address Welch, West Virginia 24801
Address Date 01 Jul 2005-20 Oct 2006
2nd Address Welch, West Virginia 24801
2nd Address Date 01 May 2001
3rd Address Coalwood, West Virginia 24824
3rd Address Date 01 Aug 1996-01 Jan 2004
Possible Relatives Donald Franklin Scarberry
Record Number 369481388"


James Willis Scarberry

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1958); Page 271; WV Archives Web Site.
James Willis Scarberry; age 24; born in Hurley, VA; dvorced; living at Panther, WV; married on
12 Apr 1958 at Panther, WV; Melissa Roberts; age 18; born and living at Panther, WV; single;
with consent of Harrison and Ollie Roberts, parents of Melissa Roberts.


Melissa Roberts

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1958); Page 271; WV Archives Web Site.
James Willis Scarberry; age 24; born in Hurley, VA; dvorced; living at Panther, WV; married on
12 Apr 1958 at Panther, WV; Melissa Roberts; age 18; born and living at Panther, WV; single;
with consent of Harrison and Ollie Roberts, parents of Melissa Roberts.


Shelby Jean Scarberry

1. Douglas Mortuary; Welch, WV; Posted Obit.
" Shelby Jean Scarberry, 54, of Welch passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 in Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston.
"Born October 27, 1963 in Welch she was the daughter of the late Willis Scarberry and Melissa Roberts Scarberry.
"In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother and sister, James Scarberry and Ophra Hunt.
"Those left to cherish her memory are three brothers, Donald Scarberry and wife Patricia of Coalwood, Ernest Mitchell and wife Kellie of Coalwood, and Steven Scarberry and wife Eunice of Princeton; two sisters, Ruby Green and husband Earl of the Welch-Pineville Road, and Melissa Delph and husband Ballard of Stanley, NC; three nieces, Sonja and C.J. Osborne of Welch-Pineville Rd., and Lucy and Junior Cheeks and Christen and Johnathan Tickle all of Coalwood; three nephews, Derek, Zack and Mark Mitchell all of Coalwood; and 5 great nieces and nephews, Brailynn Tickle, Haley Osborne, Kourtney Osborne, Joshua Osborne and Hunter Cheeks.
"Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 25, at 11 a.m. in the Douglas Mortuary chapel in Welch with the Rev. Otis Lester officiating. Burial will follow in Green Cemetery on the Welch-Pineville Road..."


Peter Ward

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Malinda Frances (Vest) Garner"; Article; Page 148;
submitted by Sandra Lake Lassen, 29 Lake Point Circle, Daytona Beach, FL 32124.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1917); Page 119; WV Archives Web Site.
Pete Ward; age 50; born in Wythe Co, VA; single; laborer; living at Roderfield, WV; son of _______;
married on 3 May 1917 in Roderfield, WV; Malinda Garner; age 50; born in Giles Co, VA; single;
daughter of _______.


Malinda Frances Vest

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1917); Page 119; WV Archives Web Site.
Pete Ward; age 50; born in Wythe Co, VA; single; laborer; living at Roderfield, WV; son of _______;
married on 3 May 1917 in Roderfield, WV; Malinda Garner; age 50; born in Giles Co, VA; single;
daughter of _______.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #12009; WV Archives Web Site.
Malinda Ward; age 66; born 5 Dec 1856 in Giles Co, VA; married; housekeeper; daughter of William
Vest and Mary Jane Vest; died 30 oct 1922 in Roderfield, WV; due to cancer of stomach and bowles;
buried 31 oct 1922 in Roderfield, WV; informant, Peter Ward, Roderfield, WV
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
James E. Snyder; 26 Jul 2014.
Malinda Frances Vest; born 5 Dec 1856 in Giles Co, VA; died 30 Oct 1922 in Roderfield, WV; buried
here; no grave marker photo shown.
4. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom
Hatcher and Sandra Long; "Malinda Frances (Vest) Garner"; Article; Page 148;
submitted by Sandra Lake Lassen, 29 Lake Point Circle, Daytona Beach, FL 32124.
" MALINDA FRANCES (VEST) GARNER
"Malinda Frances Vest was born either Jan»
uary 1861 (census record) or 5 December
1856 (death certificate) in Giles County, Vir-
ginia, one of eleven children of William Calvin
Vest and Mary Jane (Walters) Vest. Malinda
appears in the 1870 Giles County census with
her parents, but in the 1880 Giles County cen—
sus, she is 23 years old, working in the home
of William Woodyard as a domestic servant.
Her young son, David Crockett Collins, age 3,
lives with her parents.
"About 1885, Malinda married Joseph J. Gar-
ner, a Swedish-born carpenter, who came to
the United States in 1865, but was not a natu»
ralized Citizen. They had no children, together,
but Joseph adopted Malinda’s young son and
gave him his last name. From the time of Malin-
da’s marriage to Joseph, little David’s family
name became Garner and remains so today.
"Malinda was reportedly a tall woman, much
taller than Joseph Garner, who was short and
described as a “hunchback” by family mem-
bers. With her high cheek bones, Malinda was
believed to have had lndian blood, possibly
Cherokee. This author has thoroughly checked
Vest family records for many generations and
cannot find any confirmation of this family leg—
end, which may have been sparked by the
“Indian Style" belt she is wearing in one of the
few remaining photos of her, accompanying
this article.
"Presumably Joseph Gamer died by 1917, as
Malinda Garner married Peter "Pete" Ward on 3
May of that year. Their McDowell County
license lists laeger as her place of residence
and Hodertield as Pete’s. Pete Ward lists his
birthplace as Wythe County, Virginia Both
bride and groom give their ages as fifty,
although the bride was actually between 56 and
61 at the time. The 1920 McDowell County cen-
sus shows Pete and Malinda living in the town-
ship of Warrior, where he was working as a
coal miner. (Pete is listed in 1920 as fifty-three,
but Malinda still gives her age as fifty!)
"Malinda died 30 October 1922 at Roderfield,
according to her death certificate, which lists
her age as 66 and her birthdate as 5 December
1856. She is buried at Iaeger Memorial Ceme-
tery at Rodertield.
"According to the author's late mother, Con-
stance Jane “Connie" (Garner) Newton, who
heard the story from Malinda’s son David
(Collins) Garner and his wife Amanda, Malinda
was rumored to have ridden into laeger one
day on a horse to pick up her mail when she
has attacked by a mountain lion, or “саtty—
mount,“ which she killed with her hunting knife.
Clearly, from the demeanor in her few remain-
ing photos, great-great grandma Malinda was
not a woman to be trifled with! submitted by San-
dra Lake Lassen, 29 Lake Point Circle, Daytona Beach,
FL 32124."