McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


John M. Bocock

1. 1900 Census, Pulaski Co, VA; Hiwassee District; taken on 7 Jun 1900; Page 43A; Image 11 of 36;
Family #86/89.
Listed as John M. Bocock; age 81; born in VA in May 1819; marriied 54 yrs; farmer; head of household.


Elizabeth K.

1. 1900 Census, Pulaski Co, VA; Hiwassee District; taken on 7 Jun 1900; Page 43A; Image 11 of 36;
Family #86/89.
Listed as Elizabeth K. Bocock; age 72; born in VA in Jun 1827 marriied 54 yrs; 7 children, all living;
in household of husband, John M. Bocock.


Chalmers Hinckle Absher

1. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Chall.H. Abshur
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Age: 31
Birth Date: 1884
Birth Place: Wilkes Co., N.C.
Marriage Date: 8 Sep 1915
Marriage Place: Radford, Virginia
Father: L.W. Abshur
Mother: H.L. Abshur
Spouse: Elizabeth Bocock
FHL Film Number: 2048495
Reference ID: 1915 ln31"
2. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; Bluefield; 2122 Wythe Ave; taken on 3 Apr 1930;
Page 107A; Image 5 of 25; Family #55/57.
Listed as Chalmers H. Absher; age 43; born in NC; married at 28; insurance adjuster; head of household.
3. Mercer Co, WV; Death Certificate #'67 016429; WV Archives Web Site.
Chalmers Hinckle Absher; age 80; born 20 Dec 1886 in Wilkesboro, NC; married;
retired insurance salesman; living at 1010 Augusta St, Bluefield, WV; SS# 233-09-5675;
son of lewis and Eli Octivia (Deel) Absher; died 4 nov 1967 in the Bluefield Sanitarium,
Bluefield, WV; due to myocardial infarction, arteriosclerotic heart disease; buried
6 Nov 1967 in Monte Vista Park, Bluefield, WV; informant, William L. Kell, Ashland, KY.
4. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Chalmers Hinckle Absher
Birth Date: 20 Dec 1886
Birth Place: Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States of America
Death Date: 4 Nov 1967
Death Place: Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, United States of America
Cemetery: Monte Vista Park Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Father: Lewis W. Absher
Mother: Octavia Caroline Wright
URL: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-..."
"Chalmers was a son of Louis William Absher and Octavia Deal who subsequently married John N. Wright. There are records disrepancies in his birth year - some listing it as 1885, others as 1884. He was the younger of the two sons, his other brother being Thomas Clayton Absher."


Elizabeth L. Zink

1. 1900 Census, Pulaski Co, VA; Hiwassee District; taken on 7 Jun 1900; Page 43A; Image 11 of 36;
Family #86/89.
Listed as Lizzie L. Bocock; age 11; born in VA in Mar 1889; in household of grandfather, John M. Bocock,
with mother.
2. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Elizabeth Bocock
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Age: 26
Birth Date: 1889
Birth Place: Pulaski, VA.
Marriage Date: 8 Sep 1915
Marriage Place: Radford, Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Bocock
Spouse: Chall.H. Abshur
FHL Film Number: 2048495
Reference ID: 1915 ln31"
3. 1930 Census, Mercer Co, WV; Beaver Pond District; Bluefield; 2122 Wythe Ave; taken on 3 Apr 1930;
Page 107A; Image 5 of 25; Family #55/57.
Listed as Elizabeth L. Absher; age 41; born in VA; married at 26; in household of husband, Chalmers
H. Absher.


Curtis Jackson Beavers

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; E.D. 24-58; taken on 12 Aug
1940; Page 1145B; Household #383.
Listed as Curtis Beavers; age __; born in WV after 1 Apr 1940; in household of mother, Florence
Collins Cole Beavers. (Note "Do not count, infant born after 1 Apr 1940).
2. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #8367; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Curtis Beavers; age 23; born in Rockridge, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; son of Otis and
Florence (Collins) Beavers; married on 5 Mar 1964 in Lebanon, VA; Alafair Osborne; age 18;
born and living in iaeger, WV; daughter of Dennis and Borothy (Hunt) Osborne.


Alafair Osborne

1. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #8367; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Curtis Beavers; age 23; born in Rockridge, WV; single; living at Iaeger, WV; son of Otis and
Florence (Collins) Beavers; married on 5 Mar 1964 in Lebanon, VA; Alafair Osborne; age 18;
born and living in iaeger, WV; daughter of Dennis and Borothy (Hunt) Osborne.


Otis Jack Beavers

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 172; WV Archives Web Site/
Otis Beavers; age 27; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; miner; living at Lex, WV; son of James and
Rosie; married on 5 Feb 1937 at Lex, WV; Florence Cole; age 29; born in McDowell Co, WV; widow;
living at Lex, WV; daughter of Herd and Alley.
2. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Otis Jack Beavers
Gender: Male
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Tazewell, Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 29 Jul 1909
Residence Place: Bradshaw, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: None
Weight: 121
Complexion: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 6
Next of Kin: Florence Beavers
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Otis Jack Beavers Self (Head)
Florence Beavers Wife"


Florence Collins

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; taken on 4 May 1910; Page 74A;
Image 19 of 28; Family #144/145.
Listed as Florence Collins; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Herrod Collins.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; taken on 12/13 Feb 1920; Page
232B; Image 12 of 16; Family #329/331.
Listed as Florence Collins; age 13; born in WV; in household of father, Herrod Collins.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1924); Page 49; WV Archives Web Site.
Andy B. Cole; age 26; born in Buchanan Co, VA; single; miner; living at Yukon, WV; son of Charlie
and Kannie? Nannie?; married on 27 May 1924 at Lomax, McDowell Co, WV; Florence Collins; age
18; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of Harold and Alafair.
4.1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Yukon; taken on 23 Apr 1930; page 64A; Image
69 of 89; Family #108/111.
Listed as Florence Cole; age 21; born in WV; married at 17; in household of husband, Andy B. Cole.
5. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1937); Page 172; WV Archives Web Site/
Otis Beavers; age 27; born in Tazewell Co, VA; single; miner; living at Lex, WV; son of James and
Rosie; married on 5 Feb 1937 at Lex, WV; Florence Cole; age 29; born in McDowell Co, WV; widow;
living at Lex, WV; daughter of Herd and Alley.
6. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Paynesville; E.D. 24-58; taken on 12 Aug
1940; Page 1145A; Household #383.
Listed as Florence Beavers; age 31; born in WV; married; 1st grade education; lived in McDowell
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; head of household.
7. Russell Co, VA; Marriage License #67 015735; Ancestry.com Web Site.
William C. Ferrell; age 35; born in Roderfield, WV; single; laborer; living at Panther, WV; son of
William E. and Josie (Overbee) Ferrell; married on 22 May 1967 in Russell Co, VA; Florence
Beavers; maiden name Collins; age 60; born in Paynesville, W; widow 2 previous marriages; living at
Panther, WV; daughter of Herod and Alefair (Kennedy) Collins.


Ott Kennedy

1. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ott Kennedy
Birth Date: 2 May 1947
Phone Number: 682-6656
Address: PO Box 21, Simon, WV, 24882-0021 (1992)
[PO Box 31, Simon, WV, 24882-0031 (1993)]
[General Delivery, Simon, WV, 24882-9999] "
2. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Ott Kennedy
Residence Date 01 Feb 2002
Residence Place Simon, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 02 May 1947
Address Simon, West Virginia 24882
2nd Address Simon, West Virginia 24882
2nd Address Date 01 Aug 1997-01 May 2003
3rd Address Simon, West Virginia 24882
3rd Address Date 01 Nov 1992-01 May 2000
Record Number 557285410"
3. "The Welch News"; Welch, WV; 10 Dec 2020; Newspaper Obit; On-Line Version.
"Ott Kennedy, 73, of Jumping Branch, WV went home to be with the Lord on Saturday November 28, 2020 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley. He was born on May 2, 1947 in Simon, WV a son of the late Azil and Ethel Morgan Kennedy. Ott is a United States Navy Veteran and a member of the UMWA. He enjoyed posting about the bible and politics. He studied before summing things. He was a 1966 graduate of Baileysville High School and enjoyed growing wildlife both animals and plants.

"In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by three brothers Buck Denver Kennedy, Dexter Kennedy and Winford Kennedy; an infant sister; mother and father-in-law Roy and Edith Acord; two sisters-in-law Bonita Kennedy and Laverne Acord; and a brother-in-law Wayne Acord.

"Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years Carol Acord Kennedy; a daughter Melissa “Missy” Kennedy of Jumping Branch; a son Jared Shane Kennedy of Jumping Branch; a sister Carnetta (Benny) Cline of Long Branch; four brothers Toney Kennedy of Clear Fork, Bradley (Dora) Kennedy of Long Branch, Tom (Shana) Kennedy of Reedy Creek and Charlie (Stella) Kennedy of Long Branch; three sisters-in-law Dovie Kennedy of Clear Fork, Pauline Kennedy of VA and Kimberly Kennedy of Long Branch; his special Navy friends Ed Ingram and Dale Baxter; his cancer center friends; and a host of other loving family and friends.

"Funeral service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday December 9th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Jeff Greene and Sister Patty Morgan officiating. He will be laid to rest in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, WV. The Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military Rites. Friends may gather with the family from 6-9 pm on Tuesday December 8th at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

"The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV."


Carol Acord

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Carol C Kennedy
Also Known As Carol Nennedy
Residence Date 13 Nov 2000-01 Jul 2005
Residence Place Simon, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 24 Apr 1949
Address Simon, West Virginia 24882
Address Date 13 Nov 2000-01 Jul 2005
2nd Address Simon, West Virginia 24882
2nd Address Date 01 Nov 1998
3rd Address Simon, West Virginia 24882
3rd Address Date 01 Nov 1985
Record Number 171360124"


Charles E. Cole

1. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; taken on 1 Jun 1900; Page 212B; Image 2 of 32;
Family #15/15.
Listed as Charley E. Cole; age 32; born in May 1868 in VA; married 2 yrs; farmer; head of household.


Mary V.

1. 1900 Census, Buchanan Co, VA; Garden District; taken on 1 Jun 1900; Page 212B; Image 2 of 32;
Family #15/15.
Listed as Mary V. Cole; age 24; born in Feb 1876 in VA; married 2 yrs; 1 child, 1 living; in household
of husband, Charles E. Cole.


Toney Walter Kennedy

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Toney Walter Kenneda
Residence Date 13 Nov 2000
Residence Place Lynco, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 04 Jan 1949
Address Lynco, West Virginia 24857
Address Date 13 Nov 2000
2nd Address Pineville, West Virginia 24874
2nd Address Date 01 Jun 1994-18 Jul 2001
3rd Address Simon, West Virginia 24882
3rd Address Date 01 Aug 1990-01 Jan 1998
Possible Relatives Crystal Gail Christian, Sandra Sue Kenneda
Record Number 171333937"


Sandra Sue

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Sandra Sue Kenneda
Also Known As Sandra S Cline
Residence Date 13 Jul 2001
Residence Place Clear Fork, West Virginia, United States
Birth Date 22 May 1951
Address Clear Fork, West Virginia 24822
Address Date 13 Jul 2001
2nd Address Lynco, West Virginia 24857
2nd Address Date 01 Sep 1997
3rd Address Pineville, West Virginia 24874
3rd Address Date 01 Nov 1993-13 Nov 2000
Possible Relatives Crystal Gail Christian, Dennis Lee Cline, Gerold O Cline, Jennifer L Clinegoodman, Keith R Cline, Lora O Cline, Toney Walter Kenneda, Woodrow W Cline Jr
Record Number 304466003"


Denver J. "Buck" Kennedy

1. Find A Grave Index; LDS Web Site.
"Name Denever J Kenneda
Event Type Burial
Event Date 2011
Event Place Simon, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States of America
Photograph Included N
Birth Date 28 Feb 1951
Death Date 18 Nov 2011
Affiliate Record Identifier 175457490
Cemetery Kennedy Family Cemetery"
Obit Posted
"Denver J “Buck” Kenneda, 60 of Clearfork, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to join his many loved ones waiting for him in heaven, on Friday, November 18, 2011, from Bowers Hospice House at Beckley.

"Born on February 28, 1951 at Simon, he was the son of the late Azil and Ethel Morgan Kenneda.

"In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Deanna Faye Kenneda.

"Buck, as he was known, was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was a retired coal miner and a Born Again Christian of the Pentecostal Faith. He enjoyed hunting and crafting and loved spending time with his wonderful family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

"Those left to love and cherish the memory of Buck and to mourn his passing include his loving wife, Dovie Webb Kenneda of Clearfork; his six children: Regina (Jeff) Barnes of Asheboro North Carolina, Lora (Adam) Toler of Oceana, Denver J (Tabatha) Kenneda of Pineville, Chris (Erica) Blankenship of Clearfork, Ryan (Kristy) Blankenship of Kopperston and Bryan (Christan) Kenneda of Oceana; his six brothers: Ott (Carol) Kenneda of Hinton, Toney Kenneda of Clearfork, Brad (Dora) Kenneda, Dexter (Kimberly) Kenneda and Charlie (Bridget) Kenneda, all of Long Branch and Tom Kenneda of Reedy Creek; his sister, Carnetta (Bennie) Cline of Long Branch; his twelve grandchildren; and a host of other dear family and friends.

"Friends may gather with the family at the Long Branch Freewill Baptist Church at Long Branch of Simon on Sunday, November 20th and Monday, November 21st after 6 pm.

"Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 22nd at the Long Branch Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Vernie Blankenship, Jr. and Rev. Lonnie Blankenship officiating.

"Burial will follow in the Kenneda Family Cemetery at Long Branch section of Simon.

"Buck will be carried to his final resting place by family and friends."

He is gone from our sight but never from our hearts.