McDowell and Wyoming Co WV Families and Individuals

Notes


John Lester

1. Montgomery Co, VA Marriages, page 112
Abner Lester, son of John Lester, married on 14 Oct 1806 Rachel West,
daughter of Isaac West. Witnesses: Isaac West, Isaac West, Jr, Bette West,
and James Lester


Permelia Lester

1. Montgomery Co, VA Marriages, page 112
Permelia Lester, daughter of John Lester, married on 3 Dec 1816 Ira Howard.


John Wallace Blackburn

1. Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979; LDS Web Site.
John Blackburn; married on 15 Sep 1867 in Pike Co, KY; Elizabeth Whitt.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, Daniel Whitt search, 26 Mar 2002, submitted by
R.J. Phillips, rjo719@worldnet.att.net.
Elizabeth Whitt; daughter of Daniel and Margaret Smith Whitt; married John
Blackburn on 5 Sep 1867.
John Blackburn; born in 1802/12 period; son of William and Virginia
Blankenship Blackburn; married first, Lydia Blankenship on 11 Oct 1834;
second, Elizabeth Whitt.
3. Ancestry.com Web Site, Daniel Whitt search, 26 Mar 2002, submitted by
Joel Hager, hagerj@us.army.mil.
Nancy Blackburn; born abt 1836 in Pike Co, KY; daughter of John Wallace and
Lydia Blankenship Blackburn; died abt 1913 on Blackberry Creek, Pike Co, KY;
married William P. Whitt; children: Daniel, John B. and Jacob Whitt.
John Wallace Blackburn; born 1812; son of William and Jane "Jennie"
Maynad Blackburn;


Lydia Blankenship

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Daniel Whitt search, 26 Mar 2002, submitted by
R.J. Phillips, rjo719@worldnet.att.net.
Elizabeth Whitt; daughter of Daniel and Margaret Smith Whitt; married John
Blackburn on 5 Sep 1867.
John Blackburn; born in 1802/12 period; son of William and Virginia
Blackburn Blackburn; married first, Lydia Blankenship on 11 Oct 1834;
second, Elizabeth Whitt.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, Daniel Whitt search, 26 Mar 2002, submitted by
Joel Hager, hagerj@us.army.mil.
Nancy Blackburn; born abt 1836 in Pike Co, KY; daughter of John Wallace and
Lydia Blankenship Blackburn; died abt 1913 on Blackberry Creek, Pike Co, KY;
married William P. Whitt; children: Daniel, John B. and Jacob Whitt.
John Wallace Blackburn; born 1812; son of William and Jane "Jennie"
Maynad Blackburn;


Sarah Malissa Nelson

1. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 15.
Marriage Record, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 109.
William Whitt, age 40, widowed, born in Russell Co, VA, son of David
and Margaret Whitt married on 15 Jun 1880
Malissa Nelson, age 30, widow, born in NC, daughter of Israel and Nancy Nelson.
2. 1850 Census, Caldwell Co, NC, Yadkin District, taken on 3 Sep 1850, Page Family #529.
Listed as Sarah Nelson, age 1 month, born in NC, in household of father, Israel Nelson.
3. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 807.
Big Creek Township, page 012.
Listed as Sarah M. Whitt, age 28, in household of husband, William P. Whitt.
4. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; taken on 8 May 1900; Page 76B; Family #68/68.
Listed as Sarrah Whitt; age 50; born in NC in Jun 1845 (sic, 1850); widow; 13 children, 8 living; head
of household.


Israel Whitt?

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 807.
Big Creek Township, page 012.
Listed as Israel Whitt, age 4, in household of William Whitt.
Believe this is Sarah's son by a previous marriage.


Victoria Whitt?

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 807.
Big Creek Township, page 012.
Listed as Victoria Whitt, age 3, in household of William Whitt.
Believe this is Sarah's daughter by a previous marriage.


Franklin Whitt?

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 807.
Big Creek Township, page 012.
Listed as Franklin Whitt, age 8 months, in household of William Whitt.
Believe this is Sarah's son by a previous marriage.


Abraham Howard

1. Familysearch.com, LDS Web Site, 29 Feb 2000, Abner Vance search.
Abraham Howard was born abt 1725 in NC: died abt Nov 1782 in Surry Co, NC.


Jane Allen

1. Familysearch.com, LDS Web Site, 29 Feb 2000, Abner Vance search.
Jane Allen was born abt 1745 in NC.


William Vance

1. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowman, page 399.
James Brown married Millie Vance, daughter of Abner Vance, Sr.
Abner Vance, Sr. married in Russell Co, VA and settled on the Tug River near
the present Logan Wyoming Co line. His children were: James, John, Richard,
Abner, Jr, Millie, Bettie and three other daughters who married (______)
Perry, Francis Browning, and John McCloud.
Abner, Sr was hanged for killing (_______) Horton.
2. "Timothy Vance's Hompage", internet.
William Vance born in 1789, died in 17 May 1853, married Nancy (Burnsides?)
4 Feb 1807.
3. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, taken 1 Oct 1850, page 312B, Family #1341.
Listed as William Vance, age 60, head of household, a farmer.
4. Will Book 3, page 94, Tazewell Co, VA.
William Vance's will was probated in Jun 1853. Divides property to wife,
Nancy; sons: Harvey, John and Howard; daughters: Mary Helton, Sally Davis,
and Susannah, Rhinda, Lucinda, and Rody Vance.


Nancy Burnside

1. "Timothy Vance's Hompage", internet.
William Vance born in 1789, died in 17 May 1853, married Nancy (Burnsides?)
4 Feb 1807.
2. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, taken 1 Oct 1850, page 312B, Family #1341.
Listed as Nancy Vance, age 45, in household of husband, William Vance.
3. Will Book 3, page 94, Tazewell Co, VA.
William Vance's will was probated in Jun 1853. Divides property to wife,
Nancy; sons: Harvey, John and Howard; daughters: Mary Helton, Sally Davis,
and Susannah, Rhinda, Lucinda, and Rody Vance.
4. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Western District, Cedar Bluff P.O., taken on 6
Aug 1860, page 864, Family #1234.
Listed as Nancy Vance, age 60, born in VA, in household of son-in-law,
Tolbert J. Elswick.


Richard Vance

1. "Timothy Vance's Hompage", internet.
Richard Vance born in 1792, died in 1850/60, married first Mary A.
Sutherland; second, Mary Simms.
2. 1850 Census, Logan Co, WV, taken 9 Sep 1850, page 154A, Family #489.
Listed as Richard Vance, age 58, head of household.
3. Familysearch.com, LDS Web Site, 29 Feb 2000, Abner Vance search.
Richard Vance married Mary A. Simms Southerland on 25 Mar 1813 in Floyd Co,
KY. Apparently Mary's maiden name was Simms and she first married (______)
Southerland.


Mary Ann Sutherland

1. "Timothy Vance's Hompage", internet.
Richard Vance born in 1792, died in 1850/60, married first Mary A.
Sutherland; second, Mary Simms.
2. 1850 Census, Logan Co, WV, taken 9 Sep 1850, page 154A, Family #489.
Listed as Mary A. Vance, age 58, in household of husband, Richard Vance.
3. Familysearch.com, LDS Web Site, 29 Feb 2000, Abner Vance search.
Richard Vance married Mary A. Simms Southerland on 25 Mar 1813 in Floyd Co,
KY. Apparently Mary's maiden name was Simms and she first married (______)
Southerland.


John William "Jack" Dempsey Jr

1. "Timothy Vance's Hompage", internet.
Minerva Vance born in 1811 married John Dempsey.
2. 1850 Census, Logan Co, WV, taken 30 Jul 1850, page 123A, Family #66.
Listed as John Dempsey, age 53, head of household, a merchant.
3. "Genealogical Section of History of Logan Co", Henry Clay Ragland, 1896,
Chapter XIII, page 1, reprinted by the Logan County Genealogical Society
in 1978 with permission of The Logan Banner.
"John Dempsey...(came to Logan Co) with William Dingess in 1799... was
father of seven sons and three daughters. His sons: William (married Nancy
Vannatter, daughter of John); Jack (married Minerva Vance); Thomas (married
Dicey Lucas); Joseph (married Sena Vance); Andrew (married Martha Starr);
Mark (married Lucinda Ward); and Lewis (married Nancy Stepp). His daughters:
Poll (married John McNeely); Jane (married Jerry Vannatter) and Rachel
(married James Vannatter)."
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, John Dempsey search, 16 Dec 2001, submitted by
Arthur W. Dempsey, Jr., dempseyxng2 @peoplepc.com.
John Dempsey; born on 6 Sep 1758 in Patrick? Co, VA; died on 27 Sep 1830 in
Logan? Co, WV; buried in Sep 1830; son of William and (________) Gulliver
Dempsey; married Rachel Solomon 6 Sep 1788 in Botetourt Co, VA.
Son, John William Dempsey, Jr; born abt 1795; married first, Minerva Vance;
second, Nancy Brewster.


Minerva Vance

1. "Timothy Vance's Hompage", internet.
Minerva Vance born in 1811 married John Dempsey.
2. 1850 Census, Logan Co, WV, taken 30 Jul 1850, page 123A, Family #66.
Listed as Minerva Dempsey, age 39, in household of husband, John Dempsey.


John William "Jack" Dempsey Jr

1. "Timothy Vance's Hompage", internet.
Minerva Vance born in 1811 married John Dempsey.
2. 1850 Census, Logan Co, WV, taken 30 Jul 1850, page 123A, Family #66.
Listed as John Dempsey, age 53, head of household, a merchant.
3. "Genealogical Section of History of Logan Co", Henry Clay Ragland, 1896,
Chapter XIII, page 1, reprinted by the Logan County Genealogical Society
in 1978 with permission of The Logan Banner.
"John Dempsey...(came to Logan Co) with William Dingess in 1799... was
father of seven sons and three daughters. His sons: William (married Nancy
Vannatter, daughter of John); Jack (married Minerva Vance); Thomas (married
Dicey Lucas); Joseph (married Sena Vance); Andrew (married Martha Starr);
Mark (married Lucinda Ward); and Lewis (married Nancy Stepp). His daughters:
Poll (married John McNeely); Jane (married Jerry Vannatter) and Rachel
(married James Vannatter)."
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, John Dempsey search, 16 Dec 2001, submitted by
Arthur W. Dempsey, Jr., dempseyxng2 @peoplepc.com.
John Dempsey; born on 6 Sep 1758 in Patrick? Co, VA; died on 27 Sep 1830 in
Logan? Co, WV; buried in Sep 1830; son of William and (________) Gulliver
Dempsey; married Rachel Solomon 6 Sep 1788 in Botetourt Co, VA.
Son, John William Dempsey, Jr; born abt 1795; married first, Minerva Vance;
second, Nancy Brewster.


Nancy Brewster

1. 1850 Census, Logan Co, WV, taken on 16 Sep 1850, Page 157B, Family #537.
Listed as Nancy Brewster, age 17, born in VA, in household of father,
Comfort Brewster.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, Comfort Brewster search, 7 Apr 2002, submitted by
Joel Hager, hagerj@us.army.mil.
Elizabeth Chafin; born abt 1813 in VA; daughter of Christopher and Mary
Roberts Chafin; married Comfort Brewster.
Comfort Brewster; born abt 1800; died after 1870; son of Thomas and Sarah
(_______) Brewster.
Daughter, Nancy Brewster; born abt 1833 in VA; married John William Dempsey,
Jr on 4 Mar 1859 in Logan Co, WV.
3. Ancestry.com Web Site, John Dempsey search, 16 Dec 2001, submitted by
Arthur W. Dempsey, Jr., dempseyxng2 @peoplepc.com.
John Dempsey; born on 6 Sep 1758 in Patrick? Co, VA; died on 27 Sep 1830 in
Logan? Co, WV; buried in Sep 1830; son of William and (________) Gulliver
Dempsey; married Rachel Solomon 6 Sep 1788 in Botetourt Co, VA.
Son, John William Dempsey, Jr; born abt 1795; married first, Minerva Vance;
second, Nancy Brewster.


Mary "Polly" Dempsey

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Comfort Brewster search, 7 Apr 2002, submitted by
Joel Hager, hagerj@us.army.mil.
Mary Dempsey; born abt 1858 in Logan Co, WV; married George Shepherd on 18
Aug 1875 in Logan Co, WV.


John William Dempsey Sr

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Rachel Dempsey search, 18 Nov 2001, submitted by
Tom Dempsey, tdempsey@mindspring.com
Rachel Solomon; born in Philadelphia, PA; married John William Dempsey on 6
Sep 1788 in Botetourt Co, VA.
John William Dempsey; born in 1758 in Patrick Co?, VA; died on 27 Sep 1830.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, John Dempsey search, 16 Dec 2001, submitted by
Arthur W. Dempsey, Jr., dempseyxng2 @peoplepc.com.
John Dempsey; born on 6 Sep 1758 in Patrick? Co, VA; died on 27 Sep 1830 in
Logan? Co, WV; buried in Sep 1830; son of William and (________) Gulliver
Dempsey; married Rachel Solomon 6 Sep 1788 in Botetourt Co, VA.


Rachel Solomon

1. 1850 Census, Logan Co, WV, page 122B, Family #63.
Listed as Rachel Dempsey, age 85, born in VA, in household of son, James
Dempsey.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, Rachel Dempsey search, 18 Nov 2001, submitted by
Tom Dempsey, tdempsey@mindspring.com
Rachel Solomon; born in Philadelphia, PA; married John William Dempsey on 6
Sep 1788 in Botetourt Co, VA.
3. Ancestry.com Web Site, John Dempsey search, 16 Dec 2001, submitted by
Arthur W. Dempsey, Jr., dempseyxng2 @peoplepc.com.
John Dempsey; born on 6 Sep 1758 in Patrick? Co, VA; died on 27 Sep 1830 in
Logan? Co, WV; buried in Sep 1830; son of William and (________) Gulliver
Dempsey; married Rachel Solomon 6 Sep 1788 in Botetourt Co, VA.