McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


Jordan M. Combs

1. Marriage Record No. 2, 1895-96, McDowell Co, WV, page 46.
John Wesley Brooks, age 21, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of John C. and Priscilla Brooks,
married on 20 Mar 1895 Rosa A. Comes, age 21, daughter of Jordan and Lizzy Comes.
2. 1850 Census, Morgan Co, KY, taken on 23 Aug 1850, Page 114A, Family #380.
Listed as Jordan M. Combs, age 6, born in KY, in household of father, Shadrack Combs.


Elizabeth "Lizzie" J. Barrett

1. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Family 72.
"First Families of McDowell Co...", Evans. page 12.
2. Ancestry.com Web Site, Catherine Beavers search, 23 Nov 2000, submitted by
glenn@carolsweb.com
Elizabeth J. "Lissie" Barrett was born on 17 Feb 1855 in Tazewell Co, VA.
3. Marriage Record No. 2, 1895-96, McDowell Co, WV, page 46.
John Wesley Brooks, age 21, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of John C. and Priscilla Brooks,
married on 20 Mar 1895 Rosa A. Comes, age 21, daughter of Jordan and Lizzy Comes.
4. 1870 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Maiden Spring District, Knob PO, taken on 31 Aug 1870, Page 299A, Family #552.
Listed as Louisa Barrett, age 15, born in VA, in household of father, John T. Barrett.


Shadrack Combs

1. 1850 Census, Morgan Co, KY, taken on 23 Aug 1850, Page 113B, Family #380.
Listed as Shadrick Combs, age 25, born in KY, laborer, head of household.
2. "Annals of Tazewell Co, VA", Harman, Vol I, page 114; Marriage Register No 1, Page 150.
Shadrach Comb married Elizabeth Bolland on 2 Apr 1841 in Tazewell Co, VA.


Elizabeth Bolen

1. 1850 Census, Morgan Co, KY, taken on 23 Aug 1850, Page 113B, Family #380.
Listed as Elizabeth Combs, age 23, born in VA, in household of husband, Shadrack Combs.
2. "Annals of Tazewell Co, VA", Harman, Vol I, page 114.
Shadrach Comb married Elizabeth Bolland on 2 Apr 1841 in Tazewell Co, VA.


Nancy Combs

1. 1850 Census, Morgan Co, KY, taken on 23 Aug 1850, Page 113B, Family #380.
Listed as Nancy Combs, age 8, born in VA, in household of father, Shadrack Combs.


Rebecca Combs

1. 1850 Census, Morgan Co, KY, taken on 23 Aug 1850, Page 114A, Family #382.
Listed as Rebecca Combs, age 5, born in KY, in household of father, Shadrack Combs.


Darris Combs

1. 1850 Census, Morgan Co, KY, taken on 23 Aug 1850, Page 114A, Family #382.
Listed as Daris Combs, age 5, born in KY, in household of father, Shadrack Combs.


Charlotte Jane Lambert

1. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn Township, page 9, Family #50.
Listed as Charlotte J. Lambert, age 2, in household of father, Garret
Lambert.
2. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Complied by William A. Marsh, page 785.
Elkhorn Township, page 008.
Listed as Charlotte Lambert, age 12, in household of father, Garrett Lambert.
3. Marriage Record No. 2, 1895-96, McDowell Co, WV, page 40.
Andrew Jackson Rose, age 22, born in McDowell Co, WV, son of John and Mary Rose, married
Jane Lambert, age 27, born in McDowell Co, WV, daughter of G.P. and Martha Lambert.
4. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn Precinct #18, taken on 19 Jun 1900, Page 157B,
Family #128.
Listed as Jane Rose, age 31, born in Jan 1869 in WV, married 10? years, 4 children, all living, in
household of husband, Andrew J. Rose.
5. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Adkin District; taken on 21 May 1910; Page 14B; Image 28 of 30;
Family #266/322.
Listed as Jane Rose; age 40; born in WV; married once for 15 yrs; 7 children; 3 living; in household
of husband, Andrew J. Rose.
6. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV: Brown's Creek District: Davy Pocahontas Precinct #2, taken on
9 Feb 1920; Page 203A; Image 1 of 16; Family #165/165.
Listed as Charlotte J. Rose, age 56, born in WV,in household of husband, Andrew J. Rose.
7. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Davy; taken on 17 Apr 1930; Page 230A;
Image 74 of 75; Family #57/59.
Listed as Jane Rose; age 72 (sic, abt 66); born in WV; married at 35; in household of husband,
Andrew J. Rose.
8. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #5277; WV Archives Web Site.
Jane Rose; age 74 yrs, 3 mons, 5 days; born 21 Jan 1864 in Logan Co, WV; married; wife of Andrew
Rose; living at Roderfield, WV; daughter of Jerry (sic, Garrett) and Martha (Russell) Rose; died 7 Apr
1938 in the Welch Emergency Hospital, Welch, WV; from an intestinal obstruction; with senility;
buried 9 Apr 1938 at Roderfield, WV; informant, Andrew Rose, Roderfield, WV.


Jane Lambert

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn Precinct #18, taken on 19 Jun 1900, Page 157B,
Family #128.
Listed as Jane Rose, age 5, born in Jun 1894 in WV, in household of step-father, Andrew J. Rose.


Lewis Howard Blakely

1. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Perryville PO, taken on 24 Jul 1860, Page 125, Family #127.
Listed as Lewis Blakeley, age 6, born in VA, in household of grandfather, Wiley Blakeley.
2. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, page 1, taken 14 July 1870.
Big Creek Township, Family #4.
Listed as Lewis H. Blakeley, age 14, in household of grandfather, Wiley Blakeley.
3. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn District, taken on 29 Jun 1880, page 326A, Family #41.
Listed as Lewis Blakeley, age 23, in household of grandfather, Wiley Blakeley.
4. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 89B, Family #50.
Listed as L.H. Blakely, age 44, born in Nov 1855, in Ohio, head of household.
5. "Welch and Its People", Rose R. Marino, 1985, "Lewis Howard Blakely" article, page 8.
Lewis Howard Blakely; married first Mary Carter; children: Pearl, Dora, John W., Laura,
and James Blakely; married second, Sally Day.
6. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", transcribed by WPA, page 19.
Marriage Record, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 111.
Lewis H. Blakely, age 22, born in McDowell Co, WV, son of A. M. and Fannie, married on 19 Oct 1882
Mary Carter, age 16, born in ????, daughter of David and Jane.


Mary L. Carter

1. "Welch and Its People", Rose R. Marino, 1985, "Lewis Howard Blakely" article, page 8.
Lewis Howard Blakely; married first Mary Carter; children: Pearl, Dora, John W., Laura,
and James Blakely; married second, Sally Day.
2. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", transcribed by WPA, page 19.
Marriage Record, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 111.
Lewis H. Blakely, age 22, born in McDowell Co, WV, son of A. M. and Fannie, married on 19 Oct 1882
Mary Carter, age 16, born in ????, daughter of David and Jane.
3. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn Township, Tug River PO, taken on 30 Jun 1870, Page 478B, Family #21.
Listed as Mary Carter, age 5, in household of grandmother, Polly Carter, with mother Jane Carter.
4. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, page 768.
Elkhorn District, page 008.
Listed as Mary L. Carter, age 15, in household of mother, Elizabeth Carter.


Lizzie Blakely

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 89B, Family #50.
Listed as Lizzie Blakely, age 16, born in 1884, in WV, in household of father, Lewis H. Blakeley.


John William Blakely

1. "Welch and Its People", Rose R. Marino, 1985, "Lewis Howard Blakely" article, page 8.
Lewis Howard Blakely; married first Mary Carter; children: Pearl, Dora, John W., Laura,
and James Blakely; married second, Sally Day.
Son, John William Blakely; born on 18 Jun 1888; died on 21 Aug 1957; buried in Woodlawn
Memorial Park, Bluewell, WV; married Gladys Hall, daughter of Walter Conner and Maude McClure
Hall.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 89B, Family #50.
Listed as John W. Blakely, age 13, born in 1887, in WV, in household of father, Lewis H. Blakeley.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Vreek District, taken on 25 Apr 1910, Page 113A,
Family #238.
Listed as John Blakely, age 22, born in WV, roomer, stenographer for county clerk, in household of
Lon Lowe.
4. WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, McDowell Co, WV, Draft Board, Precinct 7, Reg.
Card 3575.
John William Blakely; age 29; born on 18 Jul 1888 at Abbs Valley, VA; living at Welch, McDowell Co,
WV; insurance agent employed by Welch Insurance Agency; single; medium height with medium
build; brown eyes and brown hair partly bald; 5 Jun 1917.
5. 1920 Cenus, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Welch, taken on 19 Jan 1920, Page 119A,
Family #174.
Listed as John W. Blakeley, age 31, born in VA, single, manager of insurance agency, head of
household.
6. McDowell Co, WV Marriage Register; Book #____(1921); Page 66; WV Archives Web Site.
John W. Blakely; age 32; born in Tazewell Co, VA; insurance agent; single; living at Welch, WV; son
of Lewis H. and Mary M.; married on 14 Sep 1921 at Welch; Gladys Hall; age 23; born and living in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of W.C. and Mande.
7. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Welch, taken on 2 Apr 1930, Page 202A,
Family #19.
Listed as John W. Blakely, age 41, born in VA, married at 32, manager of insurance company,
head of household.


Gladys Hall

1. McDowell Co, WV Marriage Register; Book #____(1921); Page 66; WV Archives Web Site.
John W. Blakely; age 32; born in Tazewell Co, VA; insurance agent; single; living at Welch, WV; son
of Lewis H. and Mary M.; married on 14 Sep 1921 at Welch; Gladys Hall; age 23; born and living in
McDowell Co, WV; single; daughter of W.C. and Mande.
2. "Welch and Its People", Rose R. Marino, 1985, "Lewis Howard Blakely" article, page 8.
Lewis Howard Blakely; married first Mary Carter; children: Pearl, Dora, John W., Laura,
and James Blakely; married second, Sally Day.
Son, John William Blakely; born on 18 Jun 1888; died on 21 Aug 1957; buried in Woodlawn
Memorial Park, Bluewell, WV; married Gladys Hall, daughter of Walter Conner and Maude
McClure Hall.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Welch, taken on 2 Apr 1930, Page 202A,
Family #19.
Listed as Gladys H. Blakely, age 34, born in WV, married at 25, in household of husband, John W.
Blakeley.


Jean H. Blakely

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Welch, taken on 2 Apr 1930, Page 202A,
Family #19.
Listed as Jean H. Blakely, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, John W. Blakeley.


Lewis Howard Blakely

1. 1860 Census, McDowell Co, VA, Perryville PO, taken on 24 Jul 1860, Page 125, Family #127.
Listed as Lewis Blakeley, age 6, born in VA, in household of grandfather, Wiley Blakeley.
2. 1870 Census, McDowell Co, WV, page 1, taken 14 July 1870.
Big Creek Township, Family #4.
Listed as Lewis H. Blakeley, age 14, in household of grandfather, Wiley Blakeley.
3. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn District, taken on 29 Jun 1880, page 326A, Family #41.
Listed as Lewis Blakeley, age 23, in household of grandfather, Wiley Blakeley.
4. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 89B, Family #50.
Listed as L.H. Blakely, age 44, born in Nov 1855, in Ohio, head of household.
5. "Welch and Its People", Rose R. Marino, 1985, "Lewis Howard Blakely" article, page 8.
Lewis Howard Blakely; married first Mary Carter; children: Pearl, Dora, John W., Laura,
and James Blakely; married second, Sally Day.
6. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", transcribed by WPA, page 19.
Marriage Record, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 111.
Lewis H. Blakely, age 22, born in McDowell Co, WV, son of A. M. and Fannie, married on 19 Oct 1882
Mary Carter, age 16, born in ????, daughter of David and Jane.


Sally Adaline Day

1. "Welch and Its People", Rose R. Marino, 1985, "Lewis Howard Blakely" article, page 8.
Lewis Howard Blakely; married first Mary Carter; children: Pearl, Dora, John W., Laura,
and James Blakely; married second, Sally Day.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 89B, Family #50.
Listed as Sallie Blakely, age 22, born in 1878, in VA, married 7 yrs, 5 children, 4 living, in household
of husband, Lewis H. Blakeley.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Brown's Creek District, Huger Precinct #5, taken on 26 Apr 1910,
Page 236B, Family #169.
Listed as Sallie Blakley, age 34, born in VA, widowed, head of household.
4. Ancestry.com Web Site, Lewis Blakely Search, 17 Apr 2003, submitted by Lee Hubbard,
laccvc@hotmail.com.
Sallie Adaline Day; born on 2 Oct 1875 in Buchanan Co, VA; died on 11 Nov 1927 in McDowell Co,
WV; daughter of William Lewis and Susannah Cole Day.


Rosie B. Blakely

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 89B, Family #50.
Listed as Rosie B. Blakely, age 6, born in 1894, in WV, in household of father, Lewis H. Blakeley.


Henry Camden Blakely

1. "Welch and Its People", Rose R. Marino, 1985, "Henry Camden Blakely" article, page 9.
Lewis Howard Blakely; married first Mary Carter; children: Pearl, Dora, John W., Laura,
and James Blakely; married second, Sally Day.
Henry Camden Blakely; born on 22 Jun 1902; died on 9 Feb 1954; buried in Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery,
Bluewell, WV.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, page 89B, Family #50.
Listed as Henry C. Blakely, age 1, born in 1899, in WV, in household of father, Lewis H. Blakeley.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Brown's Creek District, Huger Precinct #5, taken on 26 Apr 1910, Page 236B,
Family #169.
Listed as Major H. Blakley, age 10, born in WV, in household of mother, Sallie Day Blakeley.


Robert Blakely

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Brown's Creek District, Huger Precinct #5, taken on 26 Apr 1910, Page 236B,
Family #169.
Listed as Robert Blakley, age 7, born in WV, in household of mother, Sallie Day Blakeley.


James Harvey Williams

1. "Hertiage of McDowell Co, WV...", Alvis R. and Hannah Asbury Williams Article, WGS, page 261.
Alvis R. Williams, of Ashe Co, NC, married Hannah Asberry on 25 Jun 1877. They had twelve children.
J. Harvey Williams of Welch was son of Alvis and Hannah Williams.
2. "Welch and Its People", 1985, Rose R. Marino, "James Harvey Williams" atticle, page 32.
James Harvey Williams; born on 2 Mar 1882 at Johnny Cake; son of Alvis R. and Hannah Asbury
Williams; died on 19 Jul 1960; married Mary Griffith on 11 Oct 1905.
3. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Barker's Ridge District, Family #168.
Listed as James H. Williams, age 18, in household of father, Alvis R. Williams.
4 McDowell Co, WV; WW I Draft Registration Card #5205; Wech, WV Draft Board; 12 Sep 1918.
James Harvey Williams; age 36; born on 2 Mar 1882; self employed mining engineer; living at
Welch, WV; nearest relative, Mary Williams, Welch; tall with slender build; blue eyes and light hair.
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Brown's Creek District, Precinct #9, Welch, McDowell Street, taken on
14 May 1920, Page 114B, Family #101.
Listed as James H. Williams, age 27(sic, 47), born in WV, mayor, head of household.


Mary Griffith

1. "Welch and Its People", 1985, Rose R. Marino, "James Harvey Williams" atticle, page 32.
James Harvey Williams; born on 2 Mar 1882 at Johnny Cake; son of Alvis R. and Hannah Asbury Williams;
died on 19 Jul 1960; married Mary Griffith on 11 Oct 1905.
Mary Griffith; born on 28 Apr 1881 in Glamorgan Co, Wales; died on 10 Apr 1964 at nursing home in
Radford, VA; buried in Monte Vista Park Cemetery.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Brown's Creek District, Precinct #9, Welch, McDowell Street, taken on
14 May 1920, Page 114B, Family #101.
Listed as Mary Williams, age 27(sic, 47), born in Wales, in household of husband, James H. Williams.


Thomas G. Williams

1. "Welch and Its People", 1985, Rose R. Marino, "James Harvey Williams" atticle, page 32.
James Harvey Williams; born on 2 Mar 1882 at Johnny Cake; son of Alvis R. and Hannah Asbury Williams;
died on 19 Jul 1960; married Mary Griffith on 11 Oct 1905.
Son, Thomas Williams; born in 1906; died on 22 Aug 1961 in mine rock slide; buried in Monte Vista Park Cemetery.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Brown's Creek District, Precinct #9, Welch, McDowell Street, taken on
14 May 1920, Page 114B, Family #101.
Listed as Thomas G. Williams, age 13, born in WV, in household of father, James H. Williams.


Burrell Morgan

1. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 4, page 734.
Huff Creek Township, page 003.
Listed as Burwell Morgan, age 2, in household of father, Matthew J. Morgan.
2. "Births of Wyoming Co, WV, Haga, 1877"
Burwell Morgan was born in Logan Co, no date given, to M.J. and N.L. Morgan.
3. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 1 Jun 1900; Page 256A; Family #1/1.
Listed as Burrell Morgan, age 22, born in 1877, in household of father,
Andrew? Matthew? J. Morgan.
4. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Panther Precinct #4, taken on 15 Apr 1910, Page 95A,
Family #1.
Listed as Burell Morgan, age 32, born in WV, married 4 years, farmer, head of household.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Horse Creek Road, taken on 16 Apr 1930,
Page 237A, Family #222.
Listed as Burrell Morgan, age 52, born in WV, married at 25, farmer, head of household.


Mary F. Addair

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 263A, Family #427.
Listed as Mary F. Adair, age 17, born in Mar 1883 in WV, in household of father, Harvey Adair.
2. "Welch and Its People", 1985, Rose R. Marino, "Dr. John Addair" atticle, page 32.
John Addair; born on 17 Jan 1891 on Hores Creek near Iaeger; son of Harvey and nancy Collins Addair; died
on 25 Feb 1970 at Welch Hospital; buried in Iaeger Memorial Cemetery, Roderfield.
Sister, Mary Addair; married (_______) Morgan.
3. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Panther Precinct #4, taken on 15 Apr 1910, Page 95A,
Family #1.
Listed as Mary Morgan, age 26, born in WV, married 4 years, 4 children, all living, in household of husband,
Burrell Morgan.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Horse Creek Road, taken on 16 Apr 1930,
Page 237A, Family #222.
Listed as Mary Morgan, age 46, born in WV, married at 19, in household of husband, Burrell Morgan.


Harvey Morgan

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Horse Creek Road, taken on 16 Apr 1930,
Page 237A, Family #222.
Listed as Harvey Morgan, age 23, born in WV, in household of father, Burrell Morgan.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Woodlawn Cemetery, Bluewell, Mercer Co, WV; submitted by F. Hylton;
30 Jul 2010.
Harvey Morgan; born in 1905; died in 1981; buried here; headstone and grave marker photos shown;
"PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR II".


John Hershel Morgan

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, Horse Creek Road, taken on 16 Apr 1930,
Page 237A, Family #222.
Listed as Hershel Morgan, age 18, born in WV, in household of father, Burrell Morgan.
2. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington, Cabell Co, WV; submitted
by Grave Walkers (inactive); 22 Apr 2004; matained by Valierie Neal.
John Hershel Morgan; born 29 Dec 1914; died 18 Apr 2004 in Roswell, Fulton Co, GA; buried here.


Jacob "Jake" Keene

1. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #6049; WV Archives Web Site.
Jake Keen; age 96 yrs, 11 mons, 19 days; born 30 Mar 1846 in Buchanan Co, VA; married; husband of
Rhoda Keen; age 65; retired timberman; living at Big Sandy, WV; son of Bill Keen and unknown mother;
died 19 Mar 1943 in Welch, WV; due to senility with hip injury; buried 21 Mar 1943 in Toms Mtn Cemetery,
Welch, WV; informant, Londan Keen, Big Sandy, WV.


Narcissa Cole

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, Narcissa Cole search, 21 Sep 2001.
Narcissa Cole; born abt 1848; daughter of Lorenzo Dow and Ally Baker Cole;
married Joshua Day, son of James Daniel and Easter Prewitt Day.
2. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, page 278B, Family #860.
Listed as Narcissa Cole, age 2, born in VA, in household of mother, Ally Cole.
3. 1860 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Contrary P.O., taken on 20 Aug 1860, FamilY #363.
Listed as Sena Cole, age 13, born in VA, in household of mother, Ally Cole
4. 1870 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Garden District, Grundy PO, taken on 5 Sep 1870,
Page 180A, Family #99.
Listed as Narcissa Coal, age 20, born in VA, in household of brother, Joshua Cole.


Stonewall Blankenship

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Elkhorn District, page 155B, Family 108.
Listed as Stonewall Blankenship, age 17, born in Sep 1880, in WV, in
household of father, William Blankenship.
2. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Huger Precinct #5, taken on 26 Apr 1910,
Page 236B, Family #167.
Listed as Stonewall Blankenship, age 29, born in WV, farmer, head of household.
3. "Welch and Its People", 1985, Rose R. Marino, "Stonewall Blankenship" article, Page 33.

4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; taken on 28 Jan 1920; Page 123B;
Family #251/310.
Listed as Stonewall Blankenship; age 41; born in WV; married; farmer; head of household.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Lake Superior; (now Superior); taken on
24 Apr 1930; Page 191A; Image 73 of 75; Family #625/680.
Listed as Stone Blankenship; age 49; born in WV; married at 19; farmer; head of household.

"Daughter Vicey was born in Welch. She
married Howard Smith and they reside in
"BLANKEFSHIP, Hillsville, Va. Connie married Rodney Mat-
thews. He is deceased and she lives in Chicago,
STONEWALL Il.
"Daughter Ida Mae was born in Welch and was
"He was born in 1895 in Coalwood a graduate of Welch High School and Berea
the son of William and Shrilda Blankenship College. She married William F. Shaw.
He was a farmer and timberman. In 1901 he "She was president of the McDowell Woman's
married Allie Keen. She was born March 26, Club and superintendent of the First Baptist
1895 in Grundy, VA the daughter of Jake and Church. 1973 she was named in Personalities
Narcissie Cole Keen. She made her home in the South. They now reside in Galax, Va. Their
Welch most of her life. She died Tuesday son Richard lives with his wife Edna in
January 14, 1964. Centerville."
"They were the parents of seven daughters
Daughter Ethel was born in April 1901 in
Wyoming County. She married W.R. Lockhart.
He is deceased. She resides in Salem, VA.
"Daughter Sessie was born August 2, 1902 in
Wyoming County. The family moved to Tom‘s
Mountain when she was two. She attended a log
cabin school there to the eighth grade.
"March 1919 she married Cecil Allen. He died
and in 1932 she married Frank Ranzo. He was
born May 5, 1908 in Italy. He died in 1975.
"His children were Lillian Williams born June
13, 1921; Jack Allen born November 11, 1922,
Welch; Douglas, July 19, 1924, Welch and now
Ohio; Geneva, January 17, 1927, Martinsville,
VA and Betty, May 16, 1929 Welch.
"Daughter Carrie was born May 6, 1906 on
Tom’s Mountain. Her first husband was James
W. Allen. He was born May 8, 1898 in Carroll
County, VA. He was employed in Welch as a
Deputy Sheriff and later worked with J .W.
Luther Undertakers. Their son was James W.
JS. Sr. died in 1935.
"In 1968 she married Harvey Gray. He is a
mechanic and owner of Grays Grocery and
Garage. They reside on Virginia Avenue.
"Son James W. was born November 21, 1924
in Welch. He was a 1942 graduate of Welch
High School. Following graduation he was
employed by the Copper Coal Company about
six months before he entered the U.S. Navy in
September 1943.
"He took his boot training at Great Lakes and
in May 1944 went overseas. He was aboard the
destroyer U.S.S. Bright when it was hit by a
Japanese suicide plane during the Okinawa
campaign.
"The destroyer burst into flames and crashed.
As it hit the water its bombs exploded blowing
in a sterm from below the waterline to the main
deck. December 1945 he was discharged.
"May 10, 1947 he married Hattie England.
She was born April 8, 1929 in Hemphill the
daughter of Luther and Annie Crabtree En—
gland.
"Her father was a coalminer at U.S. Steel and
Cannelton Coal. Her mother died when she was
six.
"She was a 1946 graduate of Welch High
School. Following graduation she was an em-
ployee of Sam Selins and remains an employee
in that office.
"1950 he graduated from the McLain Business
College, Bluefield. He was employed by
Ashworth Motors and then Picklesimmers
Desota Garage in Welch. He then went to work
for Hall Chevrolet Sales and has remained there.
"Daughter Sylvia was born in Welch. She
married EE. Evans who is deceased She resides
in Bramwell.


Allie Keene

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Huger Precinct #5, taken on 26 Apr 1910,
Page 236B, Family #167.
Listed as Allie Blankenship, age 25, born in VA, married 10 years, 6 children, all living, in household
of husband, Stonewall Blankenship.
2. "Welch and Its People", 1985, Rose R. Marino, "Stonewall Blankenship" article, page 33.
Stonewall Blankenship; born in 1895; son of William and Sarilda Blankenship; married Allie Keen,
daughter of Jacob and Narcissa Cole Keen.
Allie Keen; born on 26 Mar 1885 at Grundy, VA; died on 14 Jan 1964.
3. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; taken on 28 Jan 1920; Page 123B;
Family #251/310.
Listed as Alive Blankenship; age 35; born in WV; married; in household of husband, Stonewall
Blankenship.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Lake Superior; (now Superior); taken on
24 Apr 1930; Page 191A; Image 73 of 75; Family #625/680.
Listed as Alie Blankenship; age 45; born in WV; married at 15; in household of husband, Stonewall
Blankenship.


Sarilda Blankenship

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Huger Precinct #5, taken on 26 Apr 1910,
Page 236B, Family #167.
Listed as Schielda Blankenship, age 5, born in WV, in household of father, Stonewall Blankenship.
2. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; taken on 28 Jan 1920; Page 123B;
Family #251/310.
Listed as Therlda Blankenship; age 15; born in WV; in household of father, Stonewall Blankenship.


Willie Blankenship

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Huger Precinct #5, taken on 26 Apr 1910,
Page 236B, Family #167.
Listed as Willie Blankenship, age 2, born in WV, in household of father, Stonewall Blankenship.


Monroe Blankenship

1. 1910 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Browns Creek District, Huger Precinct #5, taken on 26 Apr 1910,
Page 236B, Family #167.
Listed as Monroe Blankenship, age 2 months, born in WV, in household of father, Stonewall Blankenship.


Vicie Blankenship

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; taken on 28 Jan 1920; Page 123B;
Family #251/310.
Listed as Vicie Blankenship; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Stonewall Blankenship.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Lake Superior; (now Superior); taken on
24 Apr 1930; Page 191A; Image 73 of 75; Family #625/680.
Listed as Vicie Blankenship; age 16; born in WV; in household of father, Stonewall Blankenship.


Ida M. Blankenship

1. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Welch; taken on 28 Jan 1920; Page 123B;
Family #251/310.
Listed as Ida Blankenship; age 4; born in WV; in household of father, Stonewall Blankenship.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Lake Superior; (now Superior); taken on
24 Apr 1930; Page 191A; Image 73 of 75; Family #625/680.
Listed as Ida M. Blankenship; age 14; born in WV; in household of father, Stonewall Blankenship.


Constant Blankenship

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; Lake Superior; (now Superior); taken on
24 Apr 1930; Page 191A; Image 73 of 75; Family #625/680.
Listed as Constant Blankenship; age 10; born in WV; in household of father, Stonewall Blankenship.