McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


William Blankenship

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; taken on 9/10 Feb 1920; Page
230A; Family #290/292.
Listed as William Blankenship; age 6; born in WV; in household of father, James H. Blankenship.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 201A; Family #7/7.
Listed as William Blankenship; age 16; born in WV; in household of father, James H. Blankenship.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 116; WV Archives Web Site.
William Blankenship; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; lumberman; living at Panther, WV;
son of J.H. and Peggy; married on 28 Jun 1936 at Paynesville, WV; Martha Allen; age 23; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; living at Paynesville, WV; daughter of Elias and Lucy.


Martha Allen

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 4 Apr 1930; Page 202A;
Image 3 of 42; Family #21/22.
Listed as Martha Allen; age 18; born in WV; single; in household of father, Elias Allen.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 116; WV Archives Web Site.
William Blankenship; age 21; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; lumberman; living at Panther, WV;
son of J.H. and Peggy; married on 28 Jun 1936 at Paynesville, WV; Martha Allen; age 23; born in
McDowell Co, WV; single; living at Paynesville, WV; daughter of Elias and Lucy.


Joseph B. Stevens

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 121A; Image
1 of 68; Family #1/1.
Listed as Joseph B. Stevens; age 18; born in WV; in household of father, William B. Stevens.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 327; WV Archives Web Site.
Joseph B. Stevens; age 24; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; student, living at Durham, NC;
son of W.B. and Rosetta B; married on 5 Jun 1935 at Welch, WV; Mary Anna Barrett; age 23;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; daughter of Harry and Sarah.


Mary Anna Barrett

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1935); Page 327; WV Archives Web Site.
Joseph B. Stevens; age 24; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; student, living at Durham, NC;
son of W.B. and Rosetta B; married on 5 Jun 1935 at Welch, WV; Mary Anna Barrett; age 23;
born in McDowell Co, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; daughter of Harry and Sarah.


William Halleman

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Junior Poca; E.D. 24-40; taken on 28 Apr 1940; Page
794B; Image 28 of 36; Household #183.
Listed as William Halleman; age 36; born in VA; married; 5th grade education; lived in McDowell Co, WV on
1 Apr 1935; machine (operator) in coal mine; head of household.


Ethel Mae

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Junior Poca; E.D. 24-40; taken on 28 Apr 1940; Page
794B; Image 28 of 36; Household #183.
Listed as Ethel Mae Halleman; age 35; born in VA; married; 2 yrs HS education; lived in McDowell Co, WV on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, William Halleman.


Andrew J. "Andy" Shandor

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Coalwood; taken on 10 Apr 1930; Page 26A;
Image 23 of 29; Family #214/219.
Listed as Andy J. Shandor; age 19; born in VA; single; laborer in coal mine; in household of father, Joseph Shandor.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 325; WV Archives Web Site.
Andy Shandor; age 25; born in Wise Co, WV; single; miner; living at Coalwood, WV; son of Joe and Mary Sandor;
married on 7 May 1936 at War, WV; Rosie Chickos; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; living at Coalwood,
WV; daughter of John and Mary Chickos.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Junior Poca; E.D. 24-40; taken on 28 Apr 1940; Page
794B; Image 28 of 36; Household #182.
Listed as Andy Shandor; age 28; born in VA; married; 6th grade education; lived in McDowell Co, WV on 1 Apr
1935; coal loader in coal mine; head of household.
4. "World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945"; McDowell Co, WV; Page 761; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Andrew Shandor; born 28 Aug 1911; PFC US Army; entered service in Feb 1944; seved at Ft Thomas, KY
and in Pacific; attended Coalwood schools; Catholic; son of M/M/ Joe Shandor, Coalwood, WV; husband of
Mrs. Rosie Chickos Shandor, Rt 2, Welch, WV.
5. Find A. Grave.com Web Site; Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, Mercer Co, WV; submitted by
Marvin and Samme Templin; 25 Jun 2014.
Andy J. Shandor; born 20 Aug 1911; died 7 May 1977; buried here; double grave marker photo shown
with wife, Rosie Chickos Shandor.


Rosie Chickos

1. "The Heritage of McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1999"; 1999; By Geneva Steel, Tom Hatcher
and Sandra Long; "John and Mary Jo Chickos"; article; Page 117; submitted by Barbara C. Batson,
Sandra C. Long, Robin C, Brown, 625 24th Court, NW, Birmingham, AL 35215.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 325; WV Archives Web Site.
Andy Shandor; age 25; born in Wise Co, WV; single; miner; living at Coalwood, WV; son of Joe and
Mary Sandor; married on 7 May 1936 at War, WV; Rosie Chickos; age 18; born in McDowell Co, WV;
single; living at Coalwood, WV; daughter of John and Mary Chickos.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Junior Poca; E.D. 24-40; taken on 28 Apr
1940; Page 794B; Image 28 of 36; Household #182.
Listed as RosieShandor; age 21; born in WV; married; 4 yrs HS education; lived in McDowell Co,
WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Andrew J. Shandor.
4. Find A. Grave.com Web Site; Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, Mercer Co, WV; submitted by
Marvin and Samme Templin; 25 Jun 2014.
Andy J. Shandor; born 20 Aug 1911; died 7 May 1977; buried here; double grave marker photo shown
with wife, Rosie M. Chickos Shandor.
(Rosie M. is only shown with birth on 9 Dec 1918. She may not be buried here)


Clarence Everett Roberts

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Panther; taken on 16 Jan 1920; Page 267B;
Family #304.
Listed as Clarence Roberts; age 2 yrs, 1 mon; born in WV; in household of father, Levi Roberts.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 299; WV Archives Web Site.
Clarence E. Roberts; born 10 feb 1917 in panther, WV; living at iaeger, WV; son of Levi and Etta;
married on 26 Aug 1938 at Iaeger, WV; Georgia Lee Bledsoe; born 21 May 1916 in Pardz
(sic, Pardee), VA; living at iaeger, WV; daughter of K.B. and Nettie.
3. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Clarence Everette Roberts
Gender: Male
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Panther, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 10 Feb 1918
Residence Place: Panther, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: Red Ash Smokeless Coal Co
Weight: 160
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 10
Next of Kin: Georgia Lee Roberts
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Clarence Everette Roberts Self (Head)
Georgia Lee Roberts Wife"


Georgia Lee Bledsoe

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1938); Page 299; WV Archives Web Site.
Clarence E. Roberts; born 10 feb 1917 in panther, WV; living at iaeger, WV; son of Levi and Etta;
married on 26 Aug 1938 at Iaeger, WV; Georgia Lee Bledsoe; born 21 May 1916 in Pardz
(sic, Pardee), VA; living at iaeger, WV; daughter of K.B. and Nettie.


Jean C. Roberts

1, Stafford Funeral Home; Lynco, WV; Posted Obit.
"Jean C. Roberts, 72, of Oceana, WV passed away on Tuesday July 30, 2019 at Ruby Memorial Medical
Center, Morgantown, WV. She was born on September 21, 1946 in Crown, WV a daughter of the late
Clearance Everett Roberts and Georgia Lee Bledsoe Patrick. Jean was of the Church of God faith. In addition
to her parents she is preceded in death by her grandparents Levi and Edda Roberts and Ballard and Nettie
Bledsoe; two infant sisters; an infant brother; a sister Julia Toler; and brother Earl Patrick. Those left to
cherish her memories are three sisters Kathyerne Milam of Simon, Helen Bishop of Rocky Mount, VA and
Kay (Teddy) Thompson of Glade Hills, VA; two special friends Tammy McCoy and Teresa Hatfield; and a
host of other loving family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Saturday August 3rd in the
Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Denny May officiating. She will be laid to
rest in Clearance Cline Cemetery, Gilbert Creek, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9PM on
Friday August 2nd at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be her nephews. The family is being served by the
Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV...."


Ellis Dotson

1. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ellis Dotson
Race: White
Age: 20
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Argo, Kentucky, USA
Birth Date: 4 Jan 1922
Residence Place: Litwar, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 30 Jun 1942
Occupation: Andy Cline Lumber Co
Weight: 170
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 10
Next of Kin: Virginia Dotson
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Ellis Dotson Self (Head)"
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #73-055597; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ellis Dotson; age 51; born 4 Jan 1922 in VA; divorced; this was his 2nd marriage;
5th grade education; living at Welch, WV; son of Hannibal and Rebecca (Sullivan)
Dotson; married on 6 Dec 1973 at Grundy, VA; Mae Dotson; maiden name Dostson;
age 48; born 3 May 1925 in VA; divorced; this was her 2nd marriage; 6th grade
education; living at Welch, WV; daughter of Parris and Mary (McClanahan) Hunt.


Ellis Dotson

1. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ellis Dotson
Race: White
Age: 20
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Argo, Kentucky, USA
Birth Date: 4 Jan 1922
Residence Place: Litwar, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 30 Jun 1942
Occupation: Andy Cline Lumber Co
Weight: 170
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 10
Next of Kin: Virginia Dotson
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Ellis Dotson Self (Head)"
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #73-055597; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ellis Dotson; age 51; born 4 Jan 1922 in VA; divorced; this was his 2nd marriage;
5th grade education; living at Welch, WV; son of Hannibal and Rebecca (Sullivan)
Dotson; married on 6 Dec 1973 at Grundy, VA; Mae Dotson; maiden name Dostson;
age 48; born 3 May 1925 in VA; divorced; this was her 2nd marriage; 6th grade
education; living at Welch, WV; daughter of Parris and Mary (McClanahan) Hunt.


Mae Hunt

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #73-055597; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ellis Dotson; age 51; born 4 Jan 1922 in VA; divorced; this was his 2nd marriage;
5th grade education; living at Welch, WV; son of Hannibal and Rebecca (Sullivan)
Dotson; married on 6 Dec 1973 at Grundy, VA; Mae Dotson; maiden name Dostson;
age 48; born 3 May 1925 in VA; divorced; this was her 2nd marriage; 6th grade
education; living at Welch, WV; daughter of Parris and Mary (McClanahan) Hunt.
2. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Mae Dotson
SSN: 235-42-0003
Last Residence:
24801 Welch, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 3 May 1922
Last Benefit: 24801, Welch, Mcdowell, West Virginia, United States of America
Died: Mar 1981
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"


James Hershel Bishop

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 386; WV Archives Web Site.
James Hershel Bishop; age 18; born 21 Jul 1946 at Davy, WV; single; living at Box 61,
Iaeger, WV; son of Oley Anderson and Blanche (Robinette) Bishop; married on 24 Jul
1965 at Iaeger, WV; Bonnie Lou Dotson; age 17; born 13 Dec 1947 at Mohawk, WV;
single; living at Iaeger, WV; daughter of Ellis and Mae (Hunt) Dotson; with consent of
Oley A. and Blanche Bishop, parents of James Hershel Bishop; and Ellis and Mae
Dotson, parents of Bonnie Lou Dotson.


Bonnie Lou Dotson

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 386; WV Archives Web Site.
James Hershel Bishop; age 18; born 21 Jul 1946 at Davy, WV; single; living at Box 61,
Iaeger, WV; son of Oley Anderson and Blanche (Robinette) Bishop; married on 24 Jul
1965 at Iaeger, WV; Bonnie Lou Dotson; age 17; born 13 Dec 1947 at Mohawk, WV;
single; living at Iaeger, WV; daughter of Ellis and Mae (Hunt) Dotson; with consent of
Oley A. and Blanche Bishop, parents of James Hershel Bishop; and Ellis and Mae
Dotson, parents of Bonnie Lou Dotson.
2. Buchanan Co, VA; Marriage License #73-029948; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ervin Mullins; age 29; born in WV; divorced; this was his 2nd marriage; 6th grade education;
living at Iaeger, WV; son of Melvin and Stella (Steele) Mullins; married on 2 Jul 1973 at Grundy,
VA; Bonnie Lou Bishop, maiden name Dotson; age 25; born 13 Dec 1947 in WV;widow; this
was her second marriage; 4 yrs HS education; living at Welch, WV; daughter of Ellis and Mae
(Hunt) Dotson.
3. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Bonnie Lou Dotson
[Bonnie Lou Bishop]
[Bonnie Mullins]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 13 Dec 1947
Birth Place: Mohawk, West Virginia
[McDowell, West Virginia]
Death Date: Aug 1978
SSN: 234762890
Notes: Jun 1964: Name listed as BONNIE LOU DOTSON;
Aug 1966: Name listed as BONNIE LOU BISHOP;
13 Jan 1975: Name listed as BONNIE LOU MULLINS;
04 Jan 1988: Name listed as BONNIE MULLINS"


Frederick Lee Bishop

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 309; WV Archives Web Site.
Frederick Lee Bishop; age 18; born 2 Mar 1947 at Superior, WV; single; living at General
Delivery, Kimball, WV; son of Walter and Ethel (Blevins) Bishop; married on 5 Apr 1965 at
Welch, WV; Judy Fay Bell; age 18; born 25 Jul 1946 in Baltimore, MD; single; living at
Box 686, Gary, WV; daughter of John and Edna (Watkins) Bell; with consent of Ethel Bishop,
mother of Frederick Lee Bishop, parents seperated, mother has custody; and Edna and John
bell, parents of Judy Fay Bell.


Judy Fay Bell

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1965); Page 309; WV Archives Web Site.
Frederick Lee Bishop; age 18; born 2 Mar 1947 at Superior, WV; single; living at General
Delivery, Kimball, WV; son of Walter and Ethel (Blevins) Bishop; married on 5 Apr 1965 at
Welch, WV; Judy Fay Bell; age 18; born 25 Jul 1946 in Baltimore, MD; single; living at
Box 686, Gary, WV; daughter of John and Edna (Watkins) Bell; with consent of Ethel Bishop,
mother of Frederick Lee Bishop, parents seperated, mother has custody; and Edna and John
bell, parents of Judy Fay Bell.