McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Families and Individuals

Notes


Franklin Dot Bishop Sr

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Huff Creek District, Family #15.
Listed as Doth Bishop, age 2, in household of father, Henry Bishop.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 21 Apr 1910; Page 251B;
Family #24/28.
Listed as Dott Bishop; age 11; born in WV; in household of father, Henry Bishop.
3. McDowell Co, WV; WWI Draft Registration Card #1829; Welch, WV Draft Board; 12 Sep 1918.
Franklin Dot Bishop; age 19; born on 17 Nov 1898; living at Iaeger, WV; brakeman for N&W Railway;
Williamson, Mingo Co, WV; nearest relative, Henry Bishop, father of Iaeger, WV; medium height with
slender build; gray eyes and light hair.
4. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Book #__(1920); Page 17; WV Archives Web Site.
Franklin D. Bishop; age 21; born in WV; living at Iaeger, WV; married on 21 Mar 1920 at Welch, WV;
Euna V. Farley; age 19; born in VA; living at Mullins, WV.
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 23 Mar 1920; Page 250B;
Family #313/317.
Listed as Dot Bishop; age 22; born in WV; single; brakeman for N&W RR; in household of father,
Henry Bishop.
6. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 191A;
Family #388/389.
Listed as F. P. Bishop; age 33; born in WV; married at 23; salesman in Piggy Wiggly; head of
household.
7. FamilySearch.com, LDS Web Site, Noah Bishop search, 4 Sep 2002; Social Security Death Index.
F. Bishop; born on 17 Nov 1897; died in Jun 1970; living at Iaeger, McDowell Co, WV at death.
8. Personal knowledge of T.C. Lester, 1612 College Street, Bluefield, WV 24701, ca 1980.
Dott Bishop died in 1970.
9. Internet e-mail, LeeAnn@rundle.net, 17 Nov 1999, Lee Ann Riffe.
Franklin Dott Bishop was her grandfather. His son, and her father, was
Vestal Lee "Beck" Bishop. Lee Ann Bishop, daughter of Vestal Lee Bishop, married Glen Riffe.
10. Internet e-mail, dbishop2@ameritech.net, 18 Nov 1999, Douglas A. Bishop.
Franklin Dott Bishop was born on 17 Nov 1897 or 98; died 21 Jun 1970 of
colon cancer. Married Eunia Virginia Farley.
11. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Virginia Gal; 30 mar 2007; double headstone photo added by B. Walls.
Franklin D. Bishop; born on 17 Nov 1898; died on 21 Jun 1970; "s/o Henry Bishop and Bookie
Godfrey"; buried here.


Euna Virginia Farley

1. Mercer Co, WV; Marriage Registry; Book #__(1920); Page 17; WV Archives Web Site.
Franklin D. Bishop; age 21; born in WV; living at Iaeger, WV; married on 21 Mar 1920 at Welch, WV;
Euna V. Farley; age 19; born in VA; living at Mullins, WV.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 191A;
Family #388/389.
Listed as Uma Bishop; age 30; born in VA; married at __; in household of husband, Franklin D.
Bishop.
3. FamilySearch.com, LDS Web Site, Noah Bishop search, 4 Sep 2002; Social Security Death Index.
Euna Bishop; born on 8 Jul 1900; died in Mar 1981; living at Iaeger, McDowell Co, WV at death.
4. Internet e-mail, dbishop2@ameritech.net, 18 Nov 1999, Douglas A. Bishop.
Franlin Dott Bishop married Euna Virginia Farley, born 8 Jul 1900 in VA; died 15 Mar 1981.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 1 Dec 2013.
Euna V. Farley Bishop; born 8 Jul 1900; died 15 Mar 1981; buried here; double headstone photo shown
with husband, Franklin D. Bishop,
6. E-mail from June Horn Brown; 25 Sep 2013.
"...Neither did I find Dot Bishop’s wife, Euna Farley Bishop, and I’m also pretty confident she’s buried there. I’m not sure how you listed married ladies – it appears you listed many of them by maiden names, but I’m not sure you listed all of them that way...."


Marion Franklin Bishop

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 191A;
Family #388/389.
Listed as Mary (sic) Bishop; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, Franklin D. Bishop.
2. Internet e-mail, dbishop2@ameritech.net, 18 Nov 1999, Douglas A. Bishop.
Marion Franklin Bishop was born 6 Jun 1920; died 26 Oct 1989; married first,
Mary Francis Kennedy; she died; he married second, Mildred Davis.


Franklin Dot Bishop Jr

1. Internet e-mail, dbishop2@ameritech.net, 18 Nov 1999, Douglas A. Bishop.
Franklin Dot Bishop, Jr was born on 19 nov 1937; still living in May 1998;
married Barbara Jean Facello.


William Donald Bishop

1. Internet e-mail, dbishop2@ameritech.net, 18 Nov 1999, Douglas A. Bishop.
William Donald Bishop was born on 22 Jan 1940; still living on May 1998;
married Juanita Dee Hatfield.


Lawyer Hatfield

1. 1860 Census, Pike Co, KY, taken on 30 Jul 1860, Page 923, Family #659.
Listed as Lawyer Hatfield, age 1 month, born in KY, in household of father, Ephraim Hatfield
2. 1870 Census, Pike Co, KY, Mouth of Pond Creek PO, taken on 31 Aug 1870,
Page 82B, Family #161.
Listed as Lawyer Hatfield, age 11, born in KY, in household of father, Ephriam Hatfield.
3. Ancestry.com Web Site, Lawyer Hatfield Search, 5 Aug 2002, submitted by
Pamela Thomas, pamt248@cs.com.
Ephriam Hatfield; born in 1838; married on 10 Mar 1859 in Pike Co, KY
Elizabeth McCoy, daughter of William and Mary Burress McCoy.
Son, Lawyer Hatfield; born in 1860, married Louisa Parker New, daughter of
William M. and Pheobe Davis New.
4. "Marriage Records, Wyoming Co, WV...", Vol 6, No 285, Haga, page 36.
Lawyer Hatfield, age 40, married on 31 Mar 1902 Lydia Bailey, age 17, daughter of Thomas and
Elizabeth.
5. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 25 Apr 1910; Page 253B; Family #63.
Listed as Lawyer Hatfield; age 55; born in WV; married 3 times, last time for 8 yrs; farmer; head of
household.


Lydia Bailey

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Huff Creek District, Family #34.
Listed as Lidda Bailey, age 18, in household of father, Thomas Bailey.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 25 Apr 1910; Page 253B; Family #63.
Listed as Lida Hatfield; age 25; born in WV; married once for 8 yrs; 4 children, all living; in household
of husband, Lawyer Hatfield.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Book #__(1920); Page 410; WV Archives Web Site.
Adam Lester; age 36; born in Wyoming Co, WV; widowed; teamster; living at Iaeger, WV; son of
Mose and Jane; married on 19 Oct 1920 at Avondale, WV; Liddie Hatfield; age 34; born in Wyoming
Co, WV; widow; living in McDowell Co, WV; daughter of Tom and Pite Bailey.
4. Wyoming Co, WV Death Certificate #16975; WV Archives Web Site.
Lidy Lester; age about 45; married; daughter of Tom and Pink Damron Bailey; died on 5 Oct 1927
at Hanover, Wyoming Co, WV of TB, buried on 7 Oct 1927 at (can't read).


Mathias "Tice" Hatfield

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 25 Apr 1910; Page 253B; Family #63.
Listed as Tice Hatfield; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, Lawyer Hatfield.


Lawrence Hatfield

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 25 Apr 1910; Page 253B; Family #63.
Listed as Larence Hatfield; age 1 yr, 4 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Lawyer Hatfield.


Noah Bishop

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District, taken on 6 Jun 1900; Page 259A;
Family #58/61.
Listed as Noah Bishop; age 9; born in WV in Mar 1891;in household of father, Elisha Bishop.
Twin to Lilla Bishop.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1911); Page 120; WV Archives Web Site.
Noah Bishop; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Big Sandy, WV; son of
Elisha and Rebecca; married on 7 Mar 1911 at Hensley, WV; Mary Blankenship; age 21; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Levy and Patsey.
3. Wyoming Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #157; Pineville, WV Draft Board; no date.
Noah Bishop; age 25; born on 28 Dec 1892 in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Hanover, WV; farmer;
dependents, wife and 4 children, father and mother; medium height with stout build; blue eyes
and light hair.
4. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 26/27 Jan 1920; Page 223B;
Family #125.
Listed as Noah Bishop; age 27; born in WV; farmer, head of household.
5. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 28 Apr 1930; Page 184A;
Family #161.
Listed as Noah Bishop; age 38; born in WV; married at 19; farmer, head of household.
6. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; E.D. 55-8; taken on 29 Apr 1940; Page
184B; Image 38 of 42; Household #306.
Listed as Noah Bishop; age 49; born in WV; married; 5th grade education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; coal miner; head of household.
7. Personal knowledge of T.C. Lester, 1612 College Street, Bluefield, WV 24701, ca 1980.
Noah Bishop died in 1976.
8. Ancestry.com Web Site, Elisha Bishop search, 4 Sep 2001; submitted by danbetts@home.com
Noah Bishop; born on 28 Mar 1891 at Hensley, Wyoming Co, WV; died in Dec
1976 at Iaeger, McDowell Co, WV; married first, Mary Blankenship between 1909
and 1912; second, Watie Morgan between 1941 and 1970.
9. FamilySearch.com, LDS Web Site, Noah Bishop search, 4 Sep 2002; Social Security Death Index.
Noah Bishop; born on 28 Mar 1891; died in Dec 1976; living at Iaeger,McDowell Co, WV at death.
10. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
David Eanes and Elizabeth Reed-Eanes; 23 Oct 2011.
Noah Bishop; born on 28 Dec 1892; died on 29 Dec 1976; buried here; headstone photo shown.


Mary Blankenship

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Elisha Bishop search, 4 Sep 2001; submitted by
danbetts@home.com
Noah Bishop; born on 28 Mar 1891 at Hensley, Wyoming Co, WV; died in Dec
1976 at Iaeger, McDowell Co, WV; married first, Mary Blankenship between 1909
and 1912; second, Watie Morgan between 1941 and 1970.
Mary Blankenship was born abt 1889; died in 1940.
2. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Huff Creek District, taken on 8 Jun 1900, Page 260A,
Family #85.
Listed as Mary Blankenship, age 10, born in Jan 1890 in WV, in household of father, Lewis
Blankenship.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1911); Page 120; WV Archives Web Site.
Noah Bishop; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; miner; living at Big Sandy, WV; son of
Elisha and Rebecca; married on 7 Mar 1911 at Hensley, WV; Mary Blankenship; age 21; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Levy and Patsey.
4. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 26/27 Jan 1920; Page 223B;
Family #125.
Listed as Mary Bishop; age 28; born in WV; in household of husband, Noah Bishop.
5. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 28 Apr 1930; Page 184A;
Family #161.
Listed as Mary Bishop; age 40; born in WV; married at 21; in household of husband, Noah Bishop.
6. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; E.D. 55-8; taken on 29 Apr 1940; Page
184B; Image 38 of 42; Household #306.
Listed as Mary Bishop; age 51; born in WV; married; 5th grade education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Noah Bishop.
7. Wyoming Co, WV Death Certificiate #17061; WV Archives Web Site.
Mary Bishop; age 50 yrs, 11 mons, 20 days; born on 2 Jan 1889 in WV; married, wife of Noah
Bishop; daughter of Lewis and Patsy (Trent) Blankenship; died on 22 Dec 1940 at Hensley,
Wyoming Co, WV of "diabetes mellitis"; buried on 24 Dec 1940 at (not given); informant, A. J.
Bishop.


Margaret Bishop

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 26/27 Jan 1920; Page 223B;
Family #125.
Listed as Margaret Bishop; age 2 yrs, 11 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Noah Bishop.
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 28 Apr 1930; Page 184A;
Family #161.
Listed as Margaret Bishop; age 13; born in WV; in household of father, Noah Bishop.
3. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; E.D. 55-8; taken on 29 Apr 1940; Page
184B; Image 38 of 42; Household #306.
Listed as Margaret Bishop; age 23; born in WV; single; 8th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Noah Bishop.


Andrew "Andy" Bishop

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 28 Apr 1930; Page 184A;
Family #161.
Listed as Andy Bishop; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, Noah Bishop.
2. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; E.D. 55-8; taken on 29 Apr 1940; Page
184B; Image 38 of 42; Household #306.
Listed as Andy Bishop; age 19; born in WV; single; 7th grade education; lived in same house
on 1 Apr 1935; logging laborer; in household of father, Noah Bishop.
3. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Andy Bishop
Race: White
Age: 21
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Hanover, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 10 Aug 1920
Residence Place: Hanover, Wyoming, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 16 Feb 1942
Occupation: None
Weight: 150
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5
Next of Kin: Noah Bishop
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Andy Bishop Self (Head)"
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Andy Bishop
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 10 Aug 1920
Birth Place: Hensley Mcdo, West Virginia
Death Date: Feb 1990
Father: Noah Bishop
Mother: Mary Blankenship
SSN: 236260659
Notes: Aug 1940: Name listed as ANDY BISHOP"
5. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Andy Bishop
SSN: 236-26-0659
Last Residence:
25086 Glasgow, Kanawha, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 5 Sep 1920
Died: Feb 1990
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"


Earl Bishop

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 28 Apr 1930; Page 184A;
Family #161.
Listed as Earl Bishop; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Noah Bishop.
2. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; E.D. 55-8; taken on 29 Apr 1940; Page
184B; Image 38 of 42; Household #306.
Listed as Earl Bishop; age 15; born in WV; 6th grade education; attending school; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Noah Bishop.


Lewis Bishop

1. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 28 Apr 1930; Page 184A;
Family #161.
Listed as Lewis Bishop; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, Noah Bishop.
2. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; E.D. 55-8; taken on 29 Apr 1940; Page
184B; Image 38 of 42; Household #306.
Listed as Lewis Bishop; age 13; born in WV; 4th grade education; attending school; lived in same
house on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Noah Bishop.


Joshua West

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Joshua West search, 6 Jan 2002, submitted by Joyce
Bach, jbach1@prodigy.com.
William Patton West; son of Joshua and Mary Hurt West; born in 1845 in VA;
married Adaline (__________); children: Joshua, America, Albert, John, Elix,
Viola, George, William Patton, Jr; Hester, Amos, and Joseph Jordan West.
Father, Joshua West; son of John T. and Hester Wright West; born on 20 Feb
1810 in MOntgomery Co, VA; died on 22 Apr 1899 in Wyoming Co, WV; married
Mary Hurt on 2 Oct 1826 in Canada, KY.


Mary A. "Polly" Hurt

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Joshua West search, 6 Jan 2002, submitted by Joyce
Bach, jbach1@prodigy.com.
William Patton West; son of Joshua and Mary Hurt West; born in 1845 in VA;
married Adaline (__________); children: Joshua, America, Albert, John, Elix,
Viola, George, William Patton, Jr; Hester, Amos, and Joseph Jordan West.
Father, Joshua West; born on 20 Feb 1810 in Montgomery Co, VA; died on 22
Apr 1899 in Wyoming Co, WV; married Mary Hurt on 2 Oct 1826 in Canada, KY.
Mother, Mary Hurt; no additional information.


Joshua W. West

1. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV", Vol 6, No 13, Haga, page 68.
Joshua W. West, age 23, born in Pike Co, KY, son of Pat and Adaline West,
married on 10 May 1900 Dane Belcher, age 17, daughter of James and Martha
Belcher.
2. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Huff Creek District, Family #95.
Listed as Joshua W. West, age 22, head of household.
3. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 29 Apr 1910, Page 246A, Family #175.
Listed as Josh West, age 30, born in WV, married 10 yrs, farmer, head of household.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #698; Pineville, WV Draft Board; 12 Sep 1918.
Josh West; age 40; born on 16 Oct 1878; living at Hanover, Wyoming Co, WV; farmer; nearest
relative, Daney West (wife); tall with medium build; brown eyes and brown hair.
5. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 3/4 Feb 1920, Page 215A, Family #177.
Listed as Josh West, age 41, born in KY, farmer, head of household.


Dana Belcher

1. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV", Vol 6, No 13, Haga, page 68.
Joshua W. West, age 23, born in Pike Co, KY, son of Pat and Adaline West,
married on 10 May 1900 Dane Belcher, age 17, daughter of James and Martha
Belcher.
2. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Huff Creek District, Family #95.
Listed as Dane West, age 17, in household of husband, Joshua W. West.
3. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 29 Apr 1910, Page 246A, Family #175.
Listed as Dana West, age 33, born in WV, married 10 yrs, 2 chidren, both living, in household of husband, Joshua W.
West.
4. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 3/4 Feb 1920, Page 215A, Family #177.
Listed as Daney West, age 37, born in WV, in household of husband, Joshua W. West.


Ralph West

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 29 Apr 1910, Page 246A, Family #175.
Listed as Baby (male) West, age 6 months, born in WV, in household of father, Joshua W. West.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 3/4 Feb 1920, Page 215A, Family #177.
Listed as Ralph West, age 12, born in WV, in household of father, Joshua W. West.


Ulvert West

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 3/4 Feb 1920, Page 215A, Family #177.
Listed as Ulvert West, age 2 yrs, 3 mons, born in WV, in household of father, Joshua W. West.


James H. Deskins

1. 1870 Census Logan Co, WV, Magnolia Township, page 539B, Family #74.
Listed as James H. Deskins, age 22, head of household, a farmer.
2.1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 14/15 Jun 1880; Page 338C;
Image 3 of 20; Family #18/18.
Listed as James H. Deskins: age 31; born in KY; married; farmer; head of household.
3. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 1 Jun 1900;Page 73A, Family #7/7.
Listed as James Deskins; age 51; born Jun 1848 in KY; farmer; head of household.
4. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 10 May 1910; Page 93B;
Family #255/257.
Listed as James H. Deskins; age 61; born in KY; married once for 40 yrs; farm laborer; in household
of son-in-law, Booker Short.
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 30/31 Jan 1920;
Page 223A; Family #152/152.
Listed as James H. Deskins; age 72; born in KY; widowed; farm laborer; in household
of son-in-law, Booker Short.
6. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV...", McDowell Co Historical Society, 1995
James Deskins Article, page 139.
James Deskins was the son of 1st Lt. John W. and Sally Jones Deskins.
Jim was born on 16 Jun 1848 and died on 18 Jan 1923. He was buried in the
Deskins Cemetery on Atwell Mtn. in McDowell Co, WV.
James and Chloe were married by A. Browning on 22 Dec 1869.


Chloe Varney

1. 1870 Census Logan Co, WV, Magnolia Township, page 539B, Family #74.
Listed as Chloe Deskins, age 25, in household of husband, James H. Deskins.
2.1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 14/15 Jun 1880; Page 338C;
Image 3 of 20; Family #18/18.
Listed as Chloe Deskins; age 33; born in VA; married; keeping house; in household of husband,
James H. Deskins.
3. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, taken 1 Jun 1900, Big Creek Township, page 73A, Family #7.
Listed as Chloe Deskins, age 52, born Jul 1847 in VA, in household of husband, James Deskins.
Married 30 yrs, 7 children, 5 living.
4. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 10 May 1910; Page 93B;
Family #255/257.
Listed as Chloe Deskins; age 65; born in WV; married once for 40 yrs; 7 children, 5 living;
in household of son-in-law, Booker Short.
5. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV...", McDowell Co Historical Society, 1995
James Deskins Article, page 139.
James Deskins was the son of 1st Lt. John W. and Sally Jones Deskins.
Jim was born on 16 Jun 1848 and died on 18 Jan 1923. He was buried in the
Deskins Cemetery on Atwell Mtn. in McDowell Co, WV.
He married Chloe Varney, b 28 Feb 1845, d 2 Dec 1918. She was also buried in
the Deskins Cemetery.
James and Chloe were married by A. Browning on 22 Dec 1869.


Hanibal F. Deskins

1. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV...", McDowell Co Historical Society, 1995
James Deskins Article, page 139.
Hanibal F. Deskins was born on 4 Sep 1877, died on 9 Sep 1877.


James Lafayette Deskins

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 14/15 Jun 1880; Page 338C;
Image 3 of 20; Family #18/18.
Listed as Jmaes L. Deskins; age 1; born in WV; in household of father, James H. Deskins.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV...", McDowell Co Historical Society, 1995
James Deskins Article, page 139.
Lafayette Deskins was born on 31 Oct 1878, died on 15 Oct 1897.


Alexander "Alex" Deskins

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 14/15 Jun 1880; Page 338C;
Image 3 of 20; Family #18/18.
Listed as Alexander Deskins; age 9; born in WV; in household of father, James H. Deskins.
2. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV...", McDowell Co Historical Society, 1995
James Deskins Article, page 139.
Alexander was born on 9 Nov 1870, died on 14 Oct 1957.
3. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 30.
Marriage Record, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 118.
Alexander Deskins, age 18, born in McDowell Co, WV, son of J.H. and
Rachel Deskins, married on 3 Sep 1888 Lucy Salurs (Privett) age 18, born in
McDowell Co, WV, daughter of William and Lydia (Privett).
4. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV...", McDowell Co Historical Society, 1995
Alex and Lucy Deskins Article, page 138.
5. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken 1 Jun 1900; Page73B, Family #13/13.
Listed as Alec Deskins; age 26; born in Nov 1873, in WV; married 10 yrs; farmer; head of household.
6. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysvelle District, taken on 16 Apr 1910; Page 184A, Family #29.
Listed as Alex Deskins, age 39, born in WV, married 21 yrs, farmer, head of household.
7. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; English; taken on 4/5 Jan 1920; Page 3A;
Family #49/48.
Listed as Alexander Deskins; age 50; born in WV; farmer; head of household.
8. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Bartley; taken on 28 Apr 1930; Page 72A;
Family #67/67.
Listed as Alexander Deskins; age 70 (sic, 60); born in WV; married at 24; farmer; head of
household.
9. McDowell Co, WV Death Certificate #'57 014855; WV Archives Web Site.
Alex Deskins; age 86 yrs, 11 mons, 5 days; born on 9 Nov 1870 in McDowell Co, WV; widowed;
son of Jim and Chloe (Varney) Deskins; died on 14 Oct 1957 on Crane Ridge, Bartley, McDowell
Co, WV from heart attack; buried on 16 Oct 1957 in Deskins Cemetery, Bartley, WV; informant,
Roy Pruett.


Lucy Quillian

1. 1880 Census, Johnson Co, KY; Hoods Fork Precinct; taken on 11 Jun 1880; Page 207D;
Family #137/138.
Listed as Lucy Quilan; age 14; born in KY; in household of step-father, William Salyer.
2. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 30.
Marriage Record, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 118.
Alexander Deskins, age 18, born in McDowell Co, WV, son of J.H. and
Rachel, married on 3 Sep 1888 Lucy Salurs; age 18, born in
McDowell Co, WV, daughter of William and Lydia.
3. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV...", McDowell Co Historical Society, 1995
Alex and Lucy Deskins Article, page 138.
Lucy Privett, daughter of Billy and Lydia Privett, born in KY on 15 Jul
1871, married Alexander Deskins on 3 Sep 1888. She died 9 Dec 1950 and is
buried at the Deskins Cemetery on Atwell Mtn, McDowell Co, WV.
4. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken 1 Jun 1900; Page73B, Family #13/13.
Listed as Lucy Deskins, age 25, born in Jul 1874, in KY; married 10 yrs; 5 children, all living;
in household of husband, Alexander Deskins.
5. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysvelle District, taken on 16 Apr 1910; Page 184A, Family #29.
Listed as Lucy Deskins, age 37, born in KY, married 21 yrs, 8 children, all
living, in household of husband, Alexander Deskins.
6. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; English; taken on 4/5 Jan 1920; Page 3A;
Family #49/48.
Listed as Lucy Deskins; age 49; born in KY; in household of husband, Alexander Deskins.
7. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Bartley; taken on 28 Apr 1930; Page 72A;
Family #67/67.
Listed as Lucy Deskins; age 65 (sic, 50); born in WV (sic, KY); married at 18; in household of
husband, Alexander Deskins.
8. McDowell Co, WV Death Certificate #17294; WV Archives Web Site.
Lucy Deskins; age 79; born on 15 Jul 1871 in Johnson Co, KY; married; daughter of William Salyer
and Unknown Mother; died on 9 Dec 1950 at Bartley, McDowell Co, WV from senility; buried on
11 Dec 1950 in Deskins Cemetery, Bartley; informant, Van Deskins.


James D. Deskins

1. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV...", McDowell Co Historical Society, 1995
Alex and Lucy Deskins Article, page 138.
James D. Deskins, son of Alex and Lucy Privett Deskins, was born on 16 Jul
1889 and died on 19 May 1931.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken 1 Jun 1900; Page73B, Family #13/13.
Listed as James D. Deskins, age 8, born in Aug? 1891, in WV, in household
of father, Alexander Deskins.


William Vanhuaer Deskins

1. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV...", McDowell Co Historical Society, 1995
Alex and Lucy Deskins Article, page 138.
William Van Deskins, son of Alex and Lucy Privett Deskins, was born on
3 May 1896, died on 4 Jul 1960.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken 1 Jun 1900; Page73B, Family #13/13.
Listed as William Deskins, age 4, born in May 1896, in WV, in household
of father, Alexander Deskins.
3. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysvelle District, taken on 16 Apr 1910; Page 184A, Family #29.
Listed as Vanhauer Deskins, age 14, born in WV, in household of father, Alexander Deskins.


Amy Elizabeth Deskins

1. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV...", McDowell Co Historical Society, 1995
Alex and Lucy Deskins Article, page 138.
Amie Elizabeth Deskins, daughter of Alex and Lucy Privett Deskins, was born
on 10 Sep 1902, died 31 Dec 1987.
Twin of Sadie Carolyn Deskins.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysvelle District, taken on 16 Apr 1910;
Page 184A, Family #29.
Listed as Amy Deskins, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, Alexander Deskins.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; English; taken on 4/5 Jan 1920; Page 3A;
Family #49/48.
Listed as Amy Deskins; age 17; born in WV; in household of father, Alexander Deskins.


George Wayne Deskins

1.1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 14/15 Jun 1880; Page 338C;
Image 3 of 20; Family #18/18.
Listed as George W. Deskins; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, James H. Deskins.
2. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV...", Vol 5, No 53, Haga, page 26.
George Wayne Deskins, age 21, born in McDowell Co, WV, son of James H. and
Edith Deskins, married on 18 Jul 1895 Nancy Louisa Lester, age 23, daughter
of Amos and Edith Lester.
3. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, taken 1 Jun 1900, Big Creek Township, page
73A, Family #7.
Listed as Wayne Deskins, age 24, born Nov 1876 in WV, in household of
father, James Deskins.
Married 5 yrs. Wife, Nancy Lester Deskins, is not listed here.
4. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Huffs Creek District, Family #105.
Listed as Nancy L. Lester, age 28, in household of father, Amos Lester.
(Husband, George Wayne Deskins, is not listed here)
5. "The Heritage of McDowell Co, WV...", McDowell Co Historical Society, 1995
James Deskins Article, page 139.
George Wayne Deskins was born on 13 Jun 1875, died on 13 Sep 1944.
6. Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940; LDS Web Site.
George W. Deskins; age 31; son of James and Cleo; married on 10 Nov 1906 in Tazewell Co, VA;
R. B. Mitchell; age 30; daughter of William and Annie.
7. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysvelle District; taken on 18 Apr 1910; Page 184A; Image 4
of 23; Family #30/30.
Listed as George W. Deskins; age 34; born in WV; married twice, last time for 9 years; farmer head
of household.
8. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; English; taken on 4/5 Jan 1920; Page 3A;
Image 5 of 39; Family #50/49.
Listed as G.W. Deskins; age 44; born in WV; married; farmer; head of household.
9. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Bartley; taken on 28 Apr 1930; Page 72A;
Image 83 of 89; Family #65/65.
Listed as Wayne Deskins; age 63; born in WV; married at 21; farmer; head of household.
10 McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #16390; WV Archives Web Site.
George Wayne Deskins; age 69 yrs, 3 mons, 3 days; born 13 Jun 1875 in WV; married; husband of
Rosa Deskins; age 69; timberman; son of James and Cloah (Varney) Deskins, both born in Mingo Co, WV;
died 13 Sep 1944 at Raysal, WV; due to a cerebral hemorrhage with cardio-vascular and renal disease;
buried 18 Sep 1944 in Crane (sic, Cane Ridge Cemetery, Lex, WV; informant, May Smith, Raysal, WV.


Rosa Belle Mitchell

1. 1880 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; 88th Census District; taken on 19 Jun 1880; Page 245A;
Family #266/268.
Listed as Rosa Mitchell; age 4; born in VA; in household of father, William Mitchell.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 1 Jun 1900; Page 73A, Family #9/9.
Listed as Rosa B. Mitchell; age 24; born in Jan 1876 in VA; single; in household of father, William
Mitchell.
3. Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940; LDS Web Site.
George W. Deskins; age 31; son of James and Cleo; married on 10 Nov 1906 in Tazewell Co, VA;
R. B. Mitchell; age 30; daughter of William and Annie.
4. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysvelle District; taken on 18 Apr 1910; Page 184A; Image 4
of 23; Family #30/30.
Listed as Rosa B. Deskins; age 34; born in VA; married once for 9 yrs; 2 children, both living; in
household of husband, George Wayne Deskins.
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; English; taken on 4/5 Jan 1920; Page 3A;
Image 5 of 39; Family #50/49.
Listed as Rosa Deskins; age 44; born in VA; married; in household of husband, George Wayne Deskins.
6. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Bartley; taken on 28 Apr 1930; Page 72A;
Image 83 of 89; Family #65/65.
Listed as Rosa Deskins; age 62; born in WV (sic, VA); married at 20; in household of husband, George Wayne
Deskins.
7. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #14359; WV Archives Web Site.
Rosa Bell Deskins; age 76; born 1 Jan 1876 in Tazewell Co, VA; widow; living at War, WV; daughter of
Bill and Annie (Bandy) Mitchell; died 23 Nov 1951 at War, WV; due to virus pneumonia with chronic endocarditis;
buried 26 Nov 1951 at Atwell, WV; informant, Mrs. Mattie Smith.


Verda Deskins

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysvelle District; taken on 18 Apr 1910; Page 184A; Image 4
of 23; Family #30/30.
Listed as Verda Deskins; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, George Wayne Deskins.
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; English; taken on 4/5 Jan 1920; Page 3A;
Image 5 of 39; Family #50/49.
Listed as Virdia Deskins; age 17; born in WV; in household of father, George W. Deskins.


James Riley McKinney

1. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 4, page 736.
Barkers Ridge Township, page 002.
Listed as James R. McKinney, age 7 months, in household of father, M.C.
McKinney.
2. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV,...", Vol 6, No 99, Haga, page 45.
James Riley McKinney, age 20, son of M.H. and Narciass McKinney, married on
8 Apr 1900 Polly Francis Lester, age 18, daughter of R.B. Lester.
3. Ancestry.com Web Site, Moses McKinney serach, 14 Oct 2001, submitted by
Dan Betts, danbetts@home.com.
James Riley McKinney; born on 9 Oct 1879 in Wyoming Co, WV; died on 1 Sep
1964 in Wyoming Co, WV; married Polly Frances Lester on 8 Apr 1900 in
Wyoming Co, WV.


Polly Francis Lester

1. "Wyoming County Heritage" WGS, Dr. Ralph Bogle Lester Article, page 133.
Daughter, Polly, married (________) McKinney.
2. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV,...", Vol 6, No 99, Haga, page 45.
James Riley McKinney, age 20, son of M.H. and Narciass McKinney, married on
8 Apr 1900 Polly Francis Lester, age 18, daughter of R.B. Lester.
3. "Wyoming County Births" 1853-1884, transcribed by Pauline A. Haga, year
1883.
Polly Lester; born on 8 Jan 1883; daughter of R.B. and Alafair Lester.


William French "Buzz" Blankenship

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Huffs Creek District, Family #142.
Listed as William F. Blankenship, age 4, in household of father, Lane
Blankenship.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, William Blankinship search, 24 Apr 2001, submitted by
hagerj@us.army.mil
William French Blankenship was born on 5 Apr 1894 in Wyoming Co, WV; married
Ethel Shannon.
3. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Huff Creek District, Page 258A, Family #146.
Listed as Bad? Blankenship, age 16, born in WV, in household of father, Lane Blankenship.
4. Wyoming Co, WV; WW I Draft registration Card #153; Pineville, WV Draft Board; 5 Jun 1917.
William French Blankenship; age 22; born on 10 May 1895 in Wyoming Co, WV; living at Justice,
WV; farmer for father; single; short with stout build; black eyes and light brown hair.
5. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 28/29 Jan 1920,
Page 212B, Family #143.
Listed as William F. Blankenship, age 24, born in WV, in household of uncle,
Larken J. Morgan.
6. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 17 Apr 1930, Page 172B, Family #144.
Listed as W.F. Blankenship, age 35, born in WV, married at 24, farmer, head of household.
7. "The Register Herald", Beckley, WV Wednesday, 23 Mar 2005, newspaper Obit.
"PINEVILLE - Curtis Blankenship, 82, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2005, in Beckley
Appalachian Regional Hospital following a long illness. "Born July 23, 1922, at Guyan, Wyoming County, he was the son of the late W.F. "Buzz" and Ethel
Shannon Blankenship...."


Ethel M. Shannon

1. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Clear Fork District, Family #164.
Listed as Ethel Shannon, age 2, in household of father, Jasper Shannon.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 21/22 Apr 1910, Page 239A, Family #59.
Listed as Ethel Shannon, age 12, born in WV, in household of father, James Jasper Shannon.
3. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowman, page 375.
Ethel Shannon (b 1898) married first A.J. Ritz; second W.F. Blankenship.
4. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 28/29 Jan 1920,
Page 212B, Family #143.
Listed as Ethel M. Blankenship, age 21, born in WV, in household of Larken J. Morgan.
5. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 17 Apr 1930, Page 172B, Family #144.
Listed as Ethel Blankenship, age 32, born in WV, married at 21, in household of husband, William F. Blankenship.
6. "The Register Herald", Beckley, WV Wednesday, 23 Mar 2005, newspaper Obit.
"PINEVILLE - Curtis Blankenship, 82, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2005, in Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital
following a long illness. "Born July 23, 1922, at Guyan, Wyoming County, he was the son of the late W.F. "Buzz" and Ethel Shannon
Blankenship....


Betty J. Blankenship

1. "The Register Herald", Beckley, WV Wednesday, 23 Mar 2005, newspaper Obit.
"PINEVILLE - Curtis Blankenship, 82, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2005, in Beckley Appalachian
Regional Hospital following a long illness. "In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Blankenship, on Sept. 18,
1998; and three sisters, Betty Blankenship, Gladys Browning and Anna Laxton..."
2. 1930 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Clear Fork District, taken on 17 Apr 1930, Page 172B, Family #144.
Listed as Betty J. Blankenship, age 6, born in WV, in household of father, William F. Blankenship.