McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Familie and Individuals

Notes


Zack Vincel Absher

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 167; WV Archives Web Site.
Zack Vincel Apsher (sic, Absher); age 72; born in Tazewell Co, VA; widowed; living at Filbert, WV;
married on 15 Aug 1950 in War, WV; Mariah Lester; age 72; born in WV (sic, KY); widow; living
in War, WV.


Mariah Rakes

1. 1880 Census, Lincoln Co, WV; Harts Creek District; taken on 22 Jun 1880; Page 174B;
Family #140/141.
Listed as Mariah Rakes; age 3; born in VA; in household of father, Richard Rakes.
2. Wayne Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1895); Page 452; WV Archives Web Site.
William Stewart; age 19; born in Lawrence Co, KY; living in Wayb=ne Co, WV; marries on
29 Jul 1895 in Wayne Co, WV; Mariah Rakes; age 18; born and living in Wayne Co, WV.
3. 1900 Census, Lawrence Co, KY; Twin Branch Precinct; taken on 1 Jun 1900; Page 184A;
Image 1 of 22; Family #8/9.
Listed as Mariah Stewart; age 22; born in Mar 1877 in WV; married 5 yrs; 2 children; both living;
in household of husband, William Stewart.
4. "Marriage Records of Wyoming Co, WV...", Vol 6, No 337, Haga, page 42.
Gardner Lester, age 20, son of D.B. and Laney, married on 30 Sep 1901
Mariah Rakes, age 22, daughter of Richard and Betsey.
5. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Baileysvelle District, taken on 23 Apr 1910;
Page 189A, Family #115.
Listed as Mariah Lester, age 32, born in WV, married twice, last time for 10
yrs, 5 children, 4 living, in household of husband, Gardner Lester.
6. 1920 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Twin Branch; taken on 17 Jan 1920;
Page 257B; Family #508.
Listed as Mariah Lester; age 42; born in WV; in household of husband, Gardner Lester.
7. 1930 Census, Tazewell Co, VA; Clearfork District; Bluefield; Hicks Street; taken on 9 Apr 1930; Page
107B; Image 27 of 45; Family #261/268.
Listed as Maria Lester; age 50; born in WV; married at 19; in household of husband, Gardner Lester.
8. 1940 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; E.D. 55-4' taken on 9 May 1940;
Page 91B; Image 40 of 54; Household #239.
Listed as Mariah Lester; age 59; born in WV; married; no education; lived in same house on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Gardner Lester.
9. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1950); Page 167; WV Archives Web Site.
Zack Vincel Apsher (sic, Absher); age 72; born in Tazewell Co, VA; widowed; living at Filbert, WV;
married on 15 Aug 1950 in War, WV; Mariah Lester; age 72; born in WV ; widow; living
in War, WV.
10. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'60 005468; WV Archives Web Site.
Mirah Absher; age 85; born 17 Mar 1874 in Paw Paw, KY(sic); widow; living at War, WV; daughter of
Richard and Elizabeth Rakes; died 1 Feb 1960 in War, WV; due to pneumonia and bronchial influenza;
buried 4 Feb 1960 in Big Creek Cemetery, Big Creek, WV; in formant, Mrs. Robert Baldwin, War, WV.


John Clayburn Parsons

1. Buchanan Co, VA; Birth Certificate #25922; Ancestry.com Web Site.
John Clayburn Parsons; born 10 Jul 1913 in Garden District, Buchanan Co, VA; father
John Parsons, age 35; born in VA; engineer; living at Whitewood, VA; mother Pearl Starr;
age 27; born in VA; housewife; living at Whitewood, VA.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 19 Apr 1930; Page 191A;
Image 37 of 56; Family #391/392.
Listed as Clayborn Parsons; age 16; born in WV; single; in household of father, John Parsons.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 340; WV Archives Web Site.
Clayburn Parsons; age 21; born in Mingo Co, WV; single; miner; living at Iaeger, WV; son of
Pearl and John; married on 17 Jan 1936 at Avondale, WV; Blanche Newberry; age 18; born
in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of William and Mary.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #12705; WV Archives Web Site.
John C. Parsons; age 39; born 10 Jul 1913 at Whitewood, VA; married; coal miner; living on Lick
Branch, Iaeger, WV; SS#232-12-8508; son of John A. and Pearl (Starr) Parsons; died 13 Oct 1953
in Grace Hospital, Welch, WV; due to carcinoma of lung; buried 16 Oct 1953 in Roderfield, WV.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 22 Dec 2013.
John C. Parsons; born 10 Jul 1913; died 13 Oct 1953; buried here; headstone photo shown;
"(SNOOK)".


Blanche Newberry

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, taken on 10 Apr 1930, Page 231B, Family #135.
Listed as Blanche Newberry, age 10, born in WV, in household of mother, Mary B. (_______)
Newberry.
2. "Heritage of McDowell Co, WV 1858-1999", Vol II, "Mr. and Mrs. John W. Alley" article, Page 158
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1936); Page 340; WV Archives Web Site.
Clayburn Parsons; age 21; born in Mingo Co, WV; single; miner; living at Iaeger, WV; son of
Pearl and John; married on 17 Jan 1936 at Avondale, WV; Blanche Newberry; age 18; born
in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of William and Mary.


Robert Lee "Bob" Lester

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1921); Page 65; WV Archives Web Site.
R.L. Lester; age 27; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; deputy sheriff; living at Panther, WV;
son of William and Virginia; married on 16 Apr 1921 at Panther, WV; May Collins; age 21;
born in McDowell Co, WV; daughter of Bob and Eva.


Hannah Mae Collins

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District #94, Precinct #4, taken on 23 Apr 1910,
Page 98B, Family #74.
Listed as Hannah Collins; age 3; born in WV; in household of mother, Eva Bailey Collins.
2. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1921); Page 65; WV Archives Web Site.
R.L. Lester; age 27; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; deputy sheriff; living at Panther, WV;
son of William and Virginia; married on 16 Apr 1921 at Panther, WV; May Collins; age 21;
born in McDowell Co, WV; daughter of Bob and Eva.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1931); Page 196; WV Archives Web Site.
Ray Brown; age 24; born in Smyth Co, VA; single; miner; living at Panther, WV; son of Mattie and J.U.;
married on 23 Jul 1931 at Welch, WV; May Collins; age 25; divorced; living at Panther, WV; daughter
of Eva and Bob.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Registry; Vol #__(1966); Browns Creek District; Page ___; WV Archives Web
Site via LDS Web Site.
Mae Brown; age 60; born 30 (differs from headstone day) May 1906 in WV; married; wife of Ray Brown;
store operator; living at Iaeger, WV; SS #233-70-8639; daughter of Bob and Eva (Bailey) Collins; died
22 Nov 1966 in Stevens Clinic, Welch, WV; from a pulmonary edema due to congestive heart failure;
buried 24 Nov 1966 in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield, WV; informant, Ray Brown, Iaeger, WV.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 21 Jan 2015.
Mae Brown; born 7 May 1906; died 22 Nov 1966; buried here; double headston photo shown with
husband, Ray Brown; "MOTHER".


Anthony D. Riffe

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Anthony D Fiffe
Also Known As Anthony D Riffe
Residence Date 01 Jun 2001
Residence Place Grundy, Virginia, United States
Birth Date 19 Aug 1960
Phone Number..."
"...Phone Number Recorded Date 13 Nov 2000
Address 499 PO Box
Address Continued Grundy, Virginia 24614
Address Date 01 Jun 2001
2nd Address Cross Bow
2nd Address Continued Falls Mills, Virginia 24613
2nd Address Date 01 Jun 1996
3rd Address 167B PO Box
3rd Address Continued Falls Mills, Virginia 24613
3rd Address Date 01 Jan 1989-01 Dec 1994
Possible Relatives Cynthia Silcox Bostic..."


Cynthia Silcox

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Cynthia Silcox Bostic
Also Known As Cynthia R Riffe
2nd Also Known As Name Cynthia S Riffe
3rd Also Known As Name Cynthia R Risse
Residence Date 01 Aug 2004-01 Sep 2005
Residence Place Grundy, Virginia, United States
Birth Date 25 Jun 1958
Phone Number..."
"...Phone Number Recorded Date 01 Sep 2005
Address Tooklund
Address Continued Grundy, Virginia 24614
Address Date 01 Aug 2004-01 Sep 2005
2nd Address 499 RR 2 Box
2nd Address Continued Rosedale, Virginia 24280
2nd Address Date 01 Oct 1996
3rd Address 799 PO Box
3rd Address Continued Grundy, Virginia 24614
3rd Address Date 01 Mar 1993
Possible Relatives Anthony D Riffe, Arnold D Bostic, Shirley H Silcox, Thurl A Silcox..."


Arlie L. Riffe

1. United States Public Records, 1970-2009; LDS Web Site.
"Name Arlie L Riffe
Residence Date 31 Dec 1996-13 Nov 2000
Residence Place Abingdon, Virginia, United States
Birth Date 09 Jun 1957
Phone Number..."
"Phone Number Recorded Date 05 Dec 2008
Address 18292 Cleveland Rd
Address Continued Abingdon, Virginia 24211
Address Date 31 Dec 1996-13 Nov 2000
2nd Address 434 RR 2 Box
2nd Address Continued N Tazewell, Virginia 24630
2nd Address Date 01 Sep 1995
3rd Address 434 PO Box
3rd Address Continued North Tazewell, Virginia 24630
3rd Address Date 01 Jan 1992-01 Sep 1995
Possible Relatives Mary Ann Riffe..."


Arthur Sellers

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Landgraff; taken on 18 Apr 1910;
Page 254B; Image 16 of 36; Family #175/124.
Listed as Arthur Sellers; age 9; born in NC; in household of father, James Sellers.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Hemphill; taken on 12 Jan 1920; Page
264B; Image 10 of 30; Family #93/93.
Listed as Arthur Sellers; age 20; born in NC; single; coal miner; in household of mother, Katie
Gibson Sellers.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 343; WV Archives Web Site.
Arthur Sellers; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; laborer; living at Hensley, WV; son of unknown parents;
married on 9 Mar 1925 at Twin Branch, WV; Lola Richards; age 17; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter
of H.R. and Barbara.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #142000; WV Archives Web Site.
Arthur Sellers; age 27 yrs, 8 mons, 27 days; born 14 Jan 1899 in NC; married; husband of Lola
Sellers; miner; living at Hensley; son of James and Katie (Gibson) Sellers; died 11 Oct 1926 in
Welch Hospital #1, Welch, WV; from malignant carcinoma of liver; buried 13 Oct 1926 at
Hensley, WV; informant, James Sellers, Big Four, WV.


Lola Rachel Richards

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 2 Apr 1910; Page 132B; Image 20
of 77; Family #172/174.
Listed as Lola Richard; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Houston Richards.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Houston Coal Co, Carswell; taken on 26/27 Jan, 1920;
Page 164B; Image 21 of 24; Family #408/452.
Listed as Lola Richards; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, Houston R. Richards.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 343; WV Archives Web Site.
Arthur Sellers; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; laborer; living at Hensley, WV; son of unknown parents;
married on 9 Mar 1925 at Twin Branch, WV; Lola Richards; age 17; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter
of H.R. and Barbara.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1927); Page 162; WV Archives Web Site.
Bennie Lester; age 26; born in Pocahontas Co, WV; single; timberman; living at Hensley, WV; son of Dave and
Rhodie Lester; married on 22 Dec 1927 at Welch, WV; Lola Sellers; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV; widow;
daughter of H.R. and Barbie Richards.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 63B; Image 56 of 57;
Family #484/502.
Listed as Lola Lester; age 21; born in WV; married at 19; in household of husband, Benjamin D. Lester.
6. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Sandy Huff; E.D. 24-57; taken on May 1, 1940;
Page 1116A; Image 67 of 74; Household # 567.
Listed as Lola Lester; age 37; born in WV; married; 3rd grade education; lived in McDowell Co, WV on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Benjamin D. Lester.
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 25 Jul 2014.
Lola Rachel Lester; born 6 Jan 1906 (sic, 1908); died 22 Aug 1993; buried here; grave marker photo shown.


Benjamin David "Bennie" Lester

1. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1927); Page 162; WV Archives Web Site.
Bennie Lester; age 26; born in Pocahontas Co, WV; single; timberman; living at Hensley, WV; son of
Dave and Rhodie Lester; married on 22 dec 1927 at Welch, WV; Lola Sellers; age 20; born in
McDowell Co, WV; widow; daughter of H.R. and Barbie Richards.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 63B; Image 56
of 57; Family #484/502.
Listed as Benjamin Lester; age 28; born in WV; married at 26; farmer; head of household.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Sandy Huff; E.D. 24-57; taken on May 1, 1940;
Page 1116A; Image 67 of 74; Household # 567.
Listed as Benny Lester; age 38; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in McDowell Co, WV on
1 Apr 1935; laborer in saw mill; head of household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'58 003583; WV Archives Web Site.
Bennie David Lester; age 56; born 27 Nov 1901 in Pocahontas Co, WV; miner; married; living at
Hensley; son of Dave and Rodh (Moran) Lester; died 17 Mar 1958 at Hensley, WV; due to carcinoma
of left lung; buried 20 Mar 1958 in Iaeger Memorial, Roderfield, WV; informant, Mrs. Bennie Lester,
Hensley, WV.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 25 Jul 2014.
Bennie David Lester; born 27 Nov 1901; died 17 Mar 1958; buried here; grave marker photo shown.


Lola Rachel Richards

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 2 Apr 1910; Page 132B; Image 20
of 77; Family #172/174.
Listed as Lola Richard; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Houston Richards.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Houston Coal Co, Carswell; taken on 26/27 Jan, 1920;
Page 164B; Image 21 of 24; Family #408/452.
Listed as Lola Richards; age 12; born in WV; in household of father, Houston R. Richards.
3. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1925); Page 343; WV Archives Web Site.
Arthur Sellers; age 22; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; laborer; living at Hensley, WV; son of unknown parents;
married on 9 Mar 1925 at Twin Branch, WV; Lola Richards; age 17; born in McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter
of H.R. and Barbara.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Marriage Records; Vol #__(1927); Page 162; WV Archives Web Site.
Bennie Lester; age 26; born in Pocahontas Co, WV; single; timberman; living at Hensley, WV; son of Dave and
Rhodie Lester; married on 22 Dec 1927 at Welch, WV; Lola Sellers; age 20; born in McDowell Co, WV; widow;
daughter of H.R. and Barbie Richards.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 63B; Image 56 of 57;
Family #484/502.
Listed as Lola Lester; age 21; born in WV; married at 19; in household of husband, Benjamin D. Lester.
6. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Sandy Huff; E.D. 24-57; taken on May 1, 1940;
Page 1116A; Image 67 of 74; Household # 567.
Listed as Lola Lester; age 37; born in WV; married; 3rd grade education; lived in McDowell Co, WV on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Benjamin D. Lester.
7. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
B. Walls; 25 Jul 2014.
Lola Rachel Lester; born 6 Jan 1906 (sic, 1908); died 22 Aug 1993; buried here; grave marker photo shown.


Selma Lester

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 16 Apr 1930; Page 63B; Image 56
of 57; Family #484/502.
Listed as Selma Lester; age 1 yr, 4 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Benjamin D. Lester.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Sandy Huff; E.D. 24-57; taken on May 1, 1940;
Page 1116A; Image 67 of 74; Household # 567.
Listed as Selma Lester; age 11; born in WV; no education; not attending school; lived in McDowell
Co, WV on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Benjamin D. Lester.


Pauline Lester

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Sandy Huff; E.D. 24-57; taken on May 1, 1940;
Page 1116A; Image 67 of 74; Household # 567.
Listed as Pauline Lester; age 2; born in WV; in household of father, Benjamin D. Lester.


Opal Lester

1. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; Sandy Huff; E.D. 24-57; taken on May 1, 1940;
Page 1116A; Image 67 of 74; Household # 567.
Listed as Opal Lester; age 2 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Benjamin D. Lester.


Bradford Lester

1.1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 266B, Family #488.
Listed as Bradford Lester, age 12, born in Jul 1887 in WV, in household of mother, Julia Lester.
2. 1930 Census. Raleigh Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Stone Coal Road; taken on 7 Apr 1930; Page 164B;
Image 14 of 77; Family #136/143.
Listed as Bradford Lester; age 36; born in WV; married at 29; laborer in coal mine; head of household.
3. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken on 12 Apr 1940; Page 1156A;
Image 13 of 64; Household #101.
Listed as Bford Lester; age 53; born in WV; married; 8th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; laborer on road project for W.P.A.; head of household.
4, McDowell Co, WV; WW II Draft Registration Card #U-29; 27 Apr 1942; Ancestry.com Web Site.
Radford(sic, Bradford) Lester; age 57; born 7 Jul 1885 in Panther, McDowell Co, WV; living at
Horse Creek, McDowell Co, WV; employed by W.P.A., Welch, WVAt Panther, WV; person who will
always know address, Zola Lester, Panther, WV; 5'11" tall; 220 lbs; brown eyes; brown hair; light complexion.
5. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Ancestry.com Web Site.
"Name: Bradford Lester
Birth Date: 7 Jul 1886
Claim Date: 14 Jul 1948
Type of Claim: Life Claim
Notes: 13 Jul 1948: Name listed as BRADFORD LESTER"
6. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #'59 006595; WV Archives Web Site.
Bradford Lester; age 76; born 7 Jul 1882 (sic, 1886) at Panther, WV; married; retired miner; living at Iaeger,
WV; son of Lindsey and Julia (Collins) Lester; died 22 May 1959 at Iaeger, WV; due to cardio-vascular renal
disease; buried 24 May 1959 in Justice Cemetery, Panther, WV; informant, Zolle Lester, Iaeger, WV.


Zola

1. 1930 Census. Raleigh Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Stone Coal Road; taken on 7 Apr 1930; Page 164B;
Image 14 of 77; Family #136/143.
Listed as Zollie Lester; age 23; born in WV; married at 16; in household of husband, Bradford Lester.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken on 12 Apr 1940; Page 1156A;
Image 13 of 64; Household #101.
Listed as Zola Lester; age 32; born in WV; married; 4th grade education; lived in same place on
1 Apr 1935; in household of husband, Bradford Lester.


Tressie Lester

1. 1930 Census. Raleigh Co, WV; Slab Fork District; Stone Coal Road; taken on 7 Apr 1930; Page 164B;
Image 14 of 77; Family #136/143.
Listed as Tressie Lester; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, Bradford Lester.
2. 1940 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; E.D. 24-59; taken on 12 Apr 1940; Page 1156A;
Image 13 of 64; Household #101.
Listed as Tressie Lester; age 14; born in WV; single; 3rd grade education; not attending school;
lived in same place on 1 Apr 1935; in household of father, Bradford Lester.