McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Families and Individuals

Notes


Virgil Brooks Akers

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Houston Coal Co; Carswell; taken on 26/27
Jan 1920; Page 164A; Image 20 of 24; Family #389/432.
Listed as Virgil Akers; age 2 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Arnold W. Akers.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns creek Sistrict; Davy; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 227B; Image
69 of 75; Family #9/10.
Listed as Virgil B. Akers; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, Arnold W. Akers.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Big Jenny; Mine Branch; E. D. 24-35; taken on
27 Apr 1940; Page 712A; Image 44 of 57; Household #366.
Listed as Virgil B. Akers; age 20; born in WV; single; 9th grade education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; laborer in CCC Camp; in household of father, Arnold W. Washington.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1942); Page 280; WV Archives Web Site.
Virgil Akers; age 22; born at Carswell, WV; single; living at Davy, WV; married on 9 May 1942 at
Davy, WV; Essie Mullins; age 19; born in Hensley, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; with consent of
W.F. Mullins; father of Essie Mullins.
5. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Virgil Brooks Akers
Race: White
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Carswell, West Virginia, USA
Birth Date: 14 Nov 1919
Residence Place: Davy, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
Employer: New River And Poca Coal Co
Weight: 135
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Height: 5 6
Next of Kin: Bessie Akers
Household Members:
Name Relationship
Virgil Brooks Akers Self (Head)"
6. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014' Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Virgil Akers
SSN: 232-24-7673
Last Residence:
24828 Davy, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 14 Nov 1919
Died: 3 Jul 1993
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina or West Virginia (Before 1951)"


Essie Mullins

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1942); Page 280; WV Archives Web Site.
Virgil Akers; age 22; born at Carswell, WV; single; living at Davy, WV; married on 9 May 1942 at
Davy, WV; Essie Mullins; age 19; born in Hensley, WV; single; living at Welch, WV; with consent of
W.F. Mullins; father of Essie Mullins.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Essie Akers
[Essie Mullins]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 8 May 1923
Birth Place: Hensley Mcdo, West Virginia
[Pinville Wyo??, West Virginia]
Death Date: 29 Jul 1994
Father: William F Mullins
Mother: Lula England
SSN: 234325161
Notes: Oct 1960: Name listed as ESSIE AKERS;
Aug: Name listed as ESSIE MULLINS;
19 Aug 1994: Name listed as ESSIE M AKERS"
3. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Essie M. Akers
SSN: 234-32-5161
Last Residence:
24828 Davy, Mcdowell, West Virginia, USA
BORN: 9 May 1923
Died: 29 Jul 1994
State (Year) SSN issued: West Virginia (Before 1951)"


Marvin Elsworth Burns

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1964); Page 70; WV Archives Web Site.
Marvin Elsworth Burns; age 52; born 10 Jul 1911 at Hettie, WV; divorced; one previous marriage;
living at Box 548, War, WV; son of Robert Columbus and Tecie Joyce (Shock) Burns; married on
17 May 1964 at Bradshaw, WV; Mary Ruth Horn; age 33; born 21 Jun 1930 at Drill, VA; divorced;
one previous marriage; living at Bartley, WV; daughter of Fred Lee and Bertha Easter (Dowdle) Shelton.


Mary Ruth Shelton

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1964); Page 70; WV Archives Web Site.
Marvin Elsworth Burns; age 52; born 10 Jul 1911 at Hettie, WV; divorced; one previous marriage;
living at Box 548, War, WV; son of Robert Columbus and Tecie Joyce (Shock) Burns; married on
17 May 1964 at Bradshaw, WV; Mary Ruth Horn; age 33; born 21 Jun 1930 at Drill, VA; divorced;
one previous marriage; living at Bartley, WV; daughter of Fred Lee and Bertha Easter (Dowdle) Shelton.


Billy Carl Akers

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1964); Page 245; WV Archives Web Site.
Billy Carl Akers; age 20; born 18 Dec 1944 at Davy, WV; single; living at Davy, WV; son of
Virgil and Essie (Mullins) Akers; married on 24 Dec 1964 at Davy, WV; Beulah Faye Lester;
age 16; born 27 Apr 1948 at Welch, WV; single; living at Twin Branch, WV; daughter of Alvis
and Pearl (Fletcher) Lester; with consent of Virgil and Essie Akers, parents of Billy Carl Akers;
and Alvis and peral Lester, parents of Beulah Faye Lester.


Beulah Faye Lester

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1964); Page 245; WV Archives Web Site.
Billy Carl Akers; age 20; born 18 Dec 1944 at Davy, WV; single; living at Davy, WV; son of
Virgil and Essie (Mullins) Akers; married on 24 Dec 1964 at Davy, WV; Beulah Faye Lester;
age 16; born 27 Apr 1948 at Welch, WV; single; living at Twin Branch, WV; daughter of Alvis
and Pearl (Fletcher) Lester; with consent of Virgil and Essie Akers, parents of Billy Carl Akers;
and Alvis and peral Lester, parents of Beulah Faye Lester.
2. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Beulah Faye Akers
[Beulah F Akers]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 27 Apr 1948
Birth Place: Welch McDowe, West Virginia
Death Date: 9 Dec 2005
SSN: 331427374
Death Certificate Number: FANNING FUNERAL HOME
Notes: Jan 1965: Name listed as BEULAH FAYE AKERS;
21 Dec 2005: Name listed as BEULAH F AKERS"
3.Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current: Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Beulah Faye Akers
Birth Date: 27 Apr 1948
Death Date: 9 Dec 2005
Cemetery: New Community Cemetery (Asco)
Burial or Cremation Place: McDowell County, West Virginia, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
URL: https://www.findagrave.com/mem..."
Obit Posted
"HAMPTON, Ga. — Beulah Faye Akers, 57, of Hampton, formerly of Twin Branch, went home to be with her Lord Dec. 9, 2005 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, following a brief illness.
She was born April 27, 1948 in Welch, the daughter of Alvis Lester of Jonesville, Va.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Pearl Fletcher Lester; one brother, William Lester; and one sister, Rachael Payne.

"In addition to her father, surviving her is her husband of 41 years, Bill Akers Sr. of the home; five sons, Richard and Cathy Akers of Abbs Valley, Va., Billy and Elisabeth Akers, Darrell and Stephanie Akers, David and Sharon Akers, all of Hampton, Michael and Mary Akers of Abbs Valley; five sisters, Louise Carver of Jonesville, Goldie Adkins of King Mountain, N.C., Evelyn Rowe of Hampton, Hope Lambert of Welch, Audrey Collins of Capels; seven grandchildren, Justin, Alesha, Mikey, Kayla, Christopher, Keri and Hannah.

"Funeral services will be conducted at noon Tuesday at Fanning Funeral Home in Welch with the Rev. Matthew Stacy and Brother Bob Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the New Community Cemetery at Asco.

"Friends may call at Fanning Funeral Home in Welch today from 6-9 p.m.
She was of the Baptist faith, and a born again Christian. She was a member of Lake Cindy Baptist Church in Hampton. A loving wife, mother and granny. She loved her boys, daughters-in-law and grandchildren...."


Raymond Eugene Surber

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1964); Page 101; WV Archives Web Site.
Raymond Eugene Surber; age 22; born 2 Jul 1941 in Damascus, VA; single; living at
1400 Occoquaw Road, Woodbridge, VA; son of Letha Surber and unknown father; married
on 19 Jun 1964 at Anawalt, WV; Rosie Annie Mitchem; age 21; born 20 Apr 1943 at O'Toole,
WV; single; living at Box 155, Analwalt, WV; daughter of Allen and Nellie (Davis) Mitchem.


Rosie Annie Mitchem

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1964); Page 101; WV Archives Web Site.
Raymond Eugene Surber; age 22; born 2 Jul 1941 in Damascus, VA; single; living at
1400 Occoquaw Road, Woodbridge, VA; son of Letha Surber and unknown father; married
on 19 Jun 1964 at Anawalt, WV; Rosie Annie Mitchem; age 21; born 20 Apr 1943 at O'Toole,
WV; single; living at Box 155, Analwalt, WV; daughter of Allen and Nellie (Davis) Mitchem.


Daniel Ernest Mitchell

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1964); Page 74; WV Archives Web Site.
Daniel Ernest Mitchell; age 27; born 24 Jul 1936 in Hensley, WV; single; living at Davy, WV;
son of Dan and Vicie (Blackburn) Mitchell; married on 16 May 1964 at Premier, WV; Shirley
Ann Stacey; age 16; born 3 Apr 1948 in Premier, WV; single; living at Premier, WV; daughter
of Richard Albert and Clarice (Howell) Stacey.


Shirley Ann Stacy

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage records; Vol #__(1964); Page 74; WV Archives Web Site.
Daniel Ernest Mitchell; age 27; born 24 Jul 1936 in Hensley, WV; single; living at Davy, WV;
son of Dan and Vicie (Blackburn) Mitchell; married on 16 May 1964 at Premier, WV; Shirley
Ann Stacey; age 16; born 3 Apr 1948 in Premier, WV; single; living at Premier, WV; daughter
of Richard Albert and Clarice (Howell) Stacey.


James Elick Francis

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; E.D. 24-35; taken on 15 Apr 1940;
Page 702A; Image 20 of 57; Household #162.
Listed as James Francis; age 23; born in KY; single; 8th grade education; lived in Harlan, KY on
1 Apr 1935; coal loader in coal mine; lodger; in household of John L. Thomas.


Elua May Thomas

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; E.D. 24-35; taken on 15 Apr 1940;
Page 702A; Image 20 of 57; Household #162.
Listed as Eula May Thomas; age 18; born in WV; single; 8th grade education; in household of father,
John L. Thomas.


Ira Thomas Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 72; WV Archives Web Site.
Ira Thomas; age 28; born in Person Co, NC; single; black; miner; living in Caretta, WV; son of
Jack and Dora (sic, Patsy); married on 15 Aug 1915 at Caretta, WV; Lelia Wood; age 16; born in
Alleghaney Co, WV; single; black; daughter of Edgar and Laura; with given by Laura Wood, mother
(of Lelia Wood).
2. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ira Thomas
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: Black
Age: 41
Birth Date: 1887
Birth Place: Person Co., NC
Marriage Date: 7 Jul 1928
Marriage Place: Halifax, Virginia
Father: Jack Thomas
Mother: Patsy Smith
Spouse: Dora Jane Tuck
FHL Film Number: 2048454
Reference ID: p 8"
3. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-70; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ira Thomas; age 55; born 13 Sep 1886 in Person Co, NC; living at Roderfield, WV; employed by
Premier Pocahontas Colleries Co, Premier, WV; person who will always know address, Dora Jane
Thomas, Roderfield, WV; Negro; 5'11" tall; 170 lbs; black eyes; black hair; light brown complexion.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ira Thomas
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 13 Sep 1886
Birth Place: North Carolina
Claim Date: 7 Jan 1952
Father: Jack Thomas
Mother: Patsey Smith
SSN: 232180793
Notes: 10 Dec 1976: Name listed as IRA THOMAS"
5. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate # 11367; WV Archives Web Site.
Ira Thomas; age 67; born 13 Sep 1886 in Roxboro, NC; married; Negro; coal miner; living at
Roderfield, WV; son of Jack and Patsy Thomas; died 7 Sep 1953 in Roderfield, WV; due to uremia;
cardio-renal diaease; buried 11 Sep 1953 in Iaeger Memorial; informant, Dora Thomas
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 29 Dec 2013.
Ira Thomas; born 13 Sep 1886; 7 Sep 1953; buried here; headstone photo shown; "AT REST".


Lelia Wood

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 72; WV Archives Web Site.
Ira Thomas; age 28; born in Person Co, NC; single; black; miner; living in Caretta, WV; son of
Jack and Dora (sic, Patsy); married on 15 Aug 1915 at Caretta, WV; Lelia Wood; age 16; born in Alleghaney
Co, WV; single; black; daughter of Edgar and Laura; with given by Laura Wood, mother (of Lelia Wood).


Ira Thomas Sr

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1915); Page 72; WV Archives Web Site.
Ira Thomas; age 28; born in Person Co, NC; single; black; miner; living in Caretta, WV; son of
Jack and Dora (sic, Patsy); married on 15 Aug 1915 at Caretta, WV; Lelia Wood; age 16; born in
Alleghaney Co, WV; single; black; daughter of Edgar and Laura; with given by Laura Wood, mother
(of Lelia Wood).
2. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ira Thomas
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: Black
Age: 41
Birth Date: 1887
Birth Place: Person Co., NC
Marriage Date: 7 Jul 1928
Marriage Place: Halifax, Virginia
Father: Jack Thomas
Mother: Patsy Smith
Spouse: Dora Jane Tuck
FHL Film Number: 2048454
Reference ID: p 8"
3. McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-70; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Ira Thomas; age 55; born 13 Sep 1886 in Person Co, NC; living at Roderfield, WV; employed by
Premier Pocahontas Colleries Co, Premier, WV; person who will always know address, Dora Jane
Thomas, Roderfield, WV; Negro; 5'11" tall; 170 lbs; black eyes; black hair; light brown complexion.
4. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Ira Thomas
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 13 Sep 1886
Birth Place: North Carolina
Claim Date: 7 Jan 1952
Father: Jack Thomas
Mother: Patsey Smith
SSN: 232180793
Notes: 10 Dec 1976: Name listed as IRA THOMAS"
5. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate # 11367; WV Archives Web Site.
Ira Thomas; age 67; born 13 Sep 1886 in Roxboro, NC; married; Negro; coal miner; living at
Roderfield, WV; son of Jack and Patsy Thomas; died 7 Sep 1953 in Roderfield, WV; due to uremia;
cardio-renal diaease; buried 11 Sep 1953 in Iaeger Memorial; informant, Dora Thomas
6. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 29 Dec 2013.
Ira Thomas; born 13 Sep 1886; 7 Sep 1953; buried here; headstone photo shown; "AT REST".


Dora Jane Tuck

1. North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800-2000; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Dora Jane Tuck
Gender: Female
Race: Colored (Black)
Event Type: Delayed Birth
Birth Date: 31 Mar 1902
Birth County: Granville
Parent1 Name: Ruffin Tuck
Parent2 Name: Mary Fannie Ramsey
Roll number: NCVR_B_C045_66001
Volume: 12
Page: 264"
2. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Dora Jane Tuck
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Race: Black
Age: 21
Birth Date: 1907
Birth Place: Halifax Co., VA
Marriage Date: 7 Jul 1928
Marriage Place: Halifax, Virginia
Father: Ruffin Tuck
Mother: Mary Ramsey
Spouse: Ira Thomas
FHL Film Number: 2048454
Reference ID: p 8"


Ira Thomas Jr

1. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 29 Dec 2013.
Ira Thomas, Jr; born in 1932; died in 1986; buried here; headstone photo shown; "SN * US NAVY * KOREA"


Maylon "Bud" Abrams Sr

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Big Creek District; Berwind; taken on 2 Apr 1930; Page 127A;
Image 1 of 47; Family #5/7.
Listed as Bud Abrams; age 16; born in WV; in household of of brother-in-law; Alfred J. Holland.
2. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #29359; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Bud Abrams; age 23; born in Eckman, WV; single; miner; living at Bandy, VA; son of Henry and
Cordelia (Russell) Abrams; married on 7 Dec 1936 at Tazewell, VA; Jettie Hall; age 21; born and in
living in Boissevain, VA; single; daughter of Edgar and Ellen (Coleman) Hall.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; E.D. 24-60; Page 1211A; Image
59 of 132; Household #467.
Listed as Merian Abrams; age 24; born in WV; widowed; 8th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; truck driver for retail furniture store; in household of brother-in-law, Charles W. Phillips,
with son.
4. US Public Records Index, Vol 1; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Bud M. Abram; born on 29 Aug 1915; living at General Delivery, Roderfield, WV 24881 in 1987.
5. Social Security Death index; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Bud M Abram; born on 29 Aug 1915; died on 7 Dec 1996; last residence, Roderfield, McDowell Co,
WV; SS #235-05-4368; card issued in WV before 1951.
6. FindAGrave.com; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by Sherri
Davis; 25 Apr 2000; double headstone photo added by Brady Eanes.
Bud M. Abram; born on 29 Aug 1915 in KY; died on 7 Dec 1996 at Roderfield, WV; buried here;
double headstone shown with wife, Anna Marie Dickterenko ; inscription "WED NOV. 14, 1942
WALKS WITH GOD".


Jettie L. Hall

1. 1920 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Clear Fork District; Pocahontas; taken on 8/9 Jan 1920; Page 61A;
Image 3 of 9; Family #79/86.
Listed as Jettie L. Hall; age 5 mons; born in VA; in household of father, Rdgar R. Hall.
2. Tazewell Co, VA; Marriage License #29359; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Bud Abrams; age 23; born in Eckman, WV; single; miner; living at Bandy, VA; son of Henry and
Cordelia (Russell) Abrams; married on 7 Dec 1936 at Tazewell, VA; Jettie Hall; age 21; born and in
living in Boissevain, VA; single; daughter of Edgar and Ellen (Coleman) Hall.
3. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co,WV; submitted by
Gathering Roots; 18 Dec 2017.
Jennie "Jettie" Abrams; born 3 Dec 1919; died 10 Aug 1939; buried here; no grave marker photo shown.
"Event Date 10 Aug 1939
Event Place McDowell, West Virginia
Marital Status Married
Spouse's Name Bud Abrams
Father's Name Edgar Hall
Mother's Name Ellen Murrey"


Maylon "Bud" Abrams Jr

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Bradshaw; E.D. 24-60; Page 1211A; Image
59 of 132; Household #467.
Listed as Junior Abrams; age 2; born in WV; no education; in household of uncle, Charles W. Phillips,
with father.


Baby Boy Abrams

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #522; WV Archives Web Site.
Baby Abrams, male; born and died 26 Jan 1939 at Bradshaw, WV; premature birth; parents,
Bud and Jettie (Hall) Abrams; buried 27 Jan 1939 at Bradshaw, WV; informant, Bud Abrams.
2. FindAGrave.com; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Gathering Roots; 3 Oct 2103.
Baby Boy Abrams; born and died 26 Jan 1939; buried here; no grave marker photo shown;
"Son Of Bud Abrams And Jettie Hall".
(This listing appears to be in error. His death certificate states he was buried at Bradshaw, WV)