McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV Families and Individuals

Notes


John Stevenson

1. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1855, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Walter S. Stephenson, age 56, son of John and Pheobe Stephenson, married on 10 Oct 1855 Polly Pack, age 43,
born in Patrick Co, VA, daughter of John Cole and Elizabeth Pack. Married by Gideon Scifers.


Pheobe

1. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1855, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Walter S. Stephenson, age 56, son of John and Pheobe Stephenson, married on 10 Oct 1855 Polly Pack, age 43,
born in Patrick Co, VA, daughter of John Cole and Elizabeth Pack. Married by Gideon Scifers.


Alexander Mahood

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Western District, taken on 13 Aug 1850, page 260A, Family #614.
Listed as Alexander Mahood, age 27, born in VA, constable, in household of father, James Mahood.
2. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1856, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Alexander Mahood, age 29 yr, 11 mon, 11 days, son of James and Mary Mahood, married on 1 May 1856 Margaret
Spracher, age 17 yr, 3 mon, 22 days, daughter of Jacob and Sarilda Spracher.
3. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Burks Garden PO, taken on 13 Jun 1860, Page 793, Family #722.
Listed as Alexander Mahood, age 32, born in VA, farmer, head of household.


Margaret Spracher

1. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1856, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Alexander Mahood, age 29 yr, 11 mon, 11 days, son of James and Mary Mahood, married on 1 May 1856 Margaret
Spracher, age 17 yr, 3 mon, 22 days, daughter of Jacob and Sarilda Spracher.
2. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Burks Garden PO, taken on 13 Jun 1860, Page 793, Family #722.
Listed as Margaret Mahood, age 21, born in VA, in household of husband, Alexander Mahood.


Andrew Mahood

1. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Burks Garden PO, taken on 13 Jun 1860, Page 793, Family #722.
Listed as Andrew Mahood, age 3, born in VA, in household of father, Alexander Mahood.


Emma? Mahood

1. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Burks Garden PO, taken on 13 Jun 1860, Page 793, Family #722.
Listed as Emma? Mahood, age 6 months, born in VA, in household of father, Alexander Mahood.


Jacob Spracher

1. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1856, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Alexander Mahood, age 29 yr, 11 mon, 11 days, son of James and Mary Mahood, married on 1 May 1856 Margaret
Spracher, age 17 yr, 3 mon, 22 days, daughter of Jacob and Sarilda Spracher.


Sarilda

1. "Tazewell Co (VA) Marriages, 1854-1866" Register No 3, Year 1856, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Alexander Mahood, age 29 yr, 11 mon, 11 days, son of James and Mary Mahood, married on 1 May 1856 Margaret
Spracher, age 17 yr, 3 mon, 22 days, daughter of Jacob and Sarilda Spracher.


Edward Bailey

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 760.
Listed as Edward Bailey, age 4, born in WV, father unidentified, mother
born in VA, in household of grandfather, Rufus Bailey.
2. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 57; Marriage Record #1, 1894, page 137.
Edwards Bailey, age 19, born in McDowell Co, WV, farmer, son of Sarah, married on 10 Nov 1894
Marilda (sic, Mahulda) Lester, age 18, born in McDowell Co, WV, daughter of Leffarge and Juliana.
3. "Marriage Records, Wyoming Co, WV...", Vol 5, No 210, Haga, page 3.
Edward Bailey, age 23, born in McDowell Co, WV, son of Sally Bailey, married
on 30 Jun 1897 Lora Mounts, age 18, born in Logan Co, WV, daughter of
Henderson and Edith Mounts.
4. 1900 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, transcribed by Pauline Haga.
Huff Creek District, Family #6.
Listed as Edward Bailey, age 24, born in 1875, head of household.
5. 1930 Census, Logan Co, WV; Logan District; Micco; taken on 7 Apr 1930; Page 222B; Family #15/16.
Listed as Edd Baily; age 60; born in WV; married at 19; coal loader; head of household.


Mahulda Lester

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Complied by William A. Marsh, page 787.
Sandy River District, page 014.
Listed as Hulda Lester, age 3, in household of father, Jeffery Lester.
2. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 57; Marriage Record #1, 1894, page 137.
Edwards Bailey, age 19, born in McDowell Co, WV, farmer, son of Sarah, married on 10 Nov 1894 Marilda (sic,
Mahulda) Lester, age 18, born in McDowell Co, WV, daughter of Leffarge and Juliana.


Henry R. Blankenship Sr

1. 1880 Census, Logan Co, WV, Complied by William A. Marsh, Vol 11, page 595.
Tridelphia District, page 008.
Listed as Henry R. Blankenship, age 8, in household of father, Wade B.
Blankenship.
2. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 56; Marriage Record #1, 1894, page 136.
Henry Blankenship, age 21, born in Logan Co, WV, farmer, son of Wade and Nancy, married on 19 Sep 1894
Sarah L. Riffe, age 19, born in Wyoming Co, WV, daughter of H.F. and Nancy. Married by S.H. Auvil.
3. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huffs Creek District; taken on 25 Apr 1910; Page 253A; Image 7 of 17;
Family #59/62.
Listed as Henry Blankenship; age 36; born in WV; married once for 15 yrs; farmer; head of household.


Sarah Levicy Riffe

1. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 4, page 739.
Huff Creek Township, page 005.
Listed as Lovicy Riffle, age 5, in household of father, Henry F. Riffe.
2. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 56; Marriage Record #1, 1894, page 136.
Henry Blankenship, age 21, born in Logan Co, WV, farmer, son of Wade and Nancy, married on 19 Sep 1894
Sarah L. Riffe, age 19, born in Wyoming Co, WV, daughter of H.F. and Nancy. Married by S.H. Auvil.
3. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huffs Creek District; taken on 25 Apr 1910; Page 253A; Image 7 of 17;
Family #59/62.
Listed as Sarah Louvica Blankenship; age 34; born in WV; married once for 15 yrs; 6 children, 5 living;
in household of husband, Henry R. Blankenship.


Smith Blankenship

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huffs Creek District; taken on 25 Apr 1910; Page 253A; Image 7 of 17;
Family #59/62.
Listed as Smith Blankenship; age 15; born in WV; in household of father, Henry R. Blankenship.


Ettie Blankenship

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huffs Creek District; taken on 25 Apr 1910; Page 253A; Image 7 of 17;
Family #59/62.
Listed as Ettie Blankenship; age 7; born in WV; in household of father, Henry R. Blankenship.


May Blankenship

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huffs Creek District; taken on 25 Apr 1910; Page 253A; Image 7 of 17;
Family #59/62.
Listed as May Blankenship; age 5; born in WV; in household of father, Henry R. Blankenship.


Clarence Blankenship

1. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huffs Creek District; taken on 25 Apr 1910; Page 253A; Image 7 of 17;
Family #59/62.
Listed as Clarence Blankenship; age 2 mons; born in WV; in household of father, Henry R. Blankenship.


Robert C. Blankenship

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 3 Jan 1920; Page 157A;
Family #229/229.
Listed as Robert C. Blankenship; age 9; born in WV; in household of uncle, Burb Blankenship.


Henry R. Blankenship Jr

1. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Barkers Ridge District; taken on 3 Jan 1920; Page 157A;
Family #229/229.
Listed as Henry R. Blankenship; age 6; born in WV; in household of uncle, Burb Blankenship.


Jesse C. Burton

1. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 54, transcribed by WPA; Marriage Record #1, 1894, page 135.
Jesse C. Burton, age 23, born in Guilford Co, NC, son of Jesse and Jane, married on 23 Jul 1894 Martha Ellen
Cameron, age 17, born in McDowell Co, WV, daughter of W.D.S. and Sarah.


Martha Ellen Cameron

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 767.
Elkhorn Township, page 014.
Listed as Martha E. Cameron, age 8 months, in household of father, William
Cameron.
2. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 54, transcribed by WPA; Marriage Record #1, 1894, page 135.
Jesse C. Burton, age 23, born in Guilford Co, NC, son of Jesse and Jane, married on 23 Jul 1894 Martha Ellen
Cameron, age 17, born in McDowell Co, WV, daughter of W.D.S. and Sarah.


Reece "Rice" Blankenship

1. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 33.
Marriage Record, Book 1, 1865-1896, page 120.
Rice Blankenship, age 19, born in Buchanan Co, VA, son of Alfred and Rebecca
Blankenship, married on 17 Oct 1889 Elizabeth Cline, age 25, born in
McDowell Co, WV, daughter of Adam and Alcey Cline.
2. 1880 Census, Buchanan Co, VA, Grundy District, page 361B.
Listed as Reece Blankenship, age 10, born in VA, in household of father, Alfred Blankenship.
3. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 54, transcribed by WPA; Marriage Record #1, 1894,
page 135
Rice Blankenship, age 24, born in Buchanan Co, VA, widowed, son of Alfred and Rebecca, married
on 28 Jul 1894 Zillten Bailey, age 21, sigle, born in McDowell Co, WV, daughter of Flemining and
Arminda, by Conley Blankenship.
4. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District, taken on 13 Jul 1900; Page 267A;
Family #504.
Listed as Reese Blankenship; age 29; born in VA in Jan 1871; married 6 yrs; farmer; head of
household.
5. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 13/14 Jan 1920; Page 264B;
Family #244.
Listed as Ricece Blankenship; age 52; born in VA; farmer; head of household.
6. 1930 Census; McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 212A;
Family #176.
Listed as Reece Blankenship; age 62; born in VA; married at 26; farmer; head of household.
7. McDowell Co, WV Death Certificate #13427; WV Archives Web Site.
Reece Blankenship; age 71; born on 15 Jun 1865 (sic); married, husband of Zelphia Blankenship;
son of Alfred and Zelphia (sic, Rebecca) Bailey Blankenship; died on 15 Sep 1936 at Mohawk,
McDowell Co, WV ; crushed chest, accidently killed by train; buried on 16 Sep 1936 at Panther, WV;
informant, Isaac Bailey.


Zilphia Bailey

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 759.
Sandy River Township, page 012.
Listed as Zylpha Bailey, age 6, in household of father, Flemming Bailey.
2. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 54, transcribed by WPA; Marriage Record #1, 1894,
page 135.
Rice Blankenship, age 24, born in Buchanan Co, VA, widowed, son of Alfred and Rebecca, married
on 28 Jul 1894 Zillten Bailey, age 21, sigle, born in McDowell Co, WV, daughter of Flemining and
Arminda, by Conley Blankenship.
3. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District, taken on 13 Jul 1900; Page 267A;
Family #504.
Listed as Zelthy Blankenship; age 26; born in WV in Jul 1874; married 6 yrs; 3 children, all living;
in household of husband, Reece Blankenship.
4. 1920 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 13/14 Jan 1920; Page 264B;
Family #244.
Listed as Silva Blankenship; age 47; born in WV; in household of husband, Reece Blankenship.
5. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 21 Apr 1930; Page 212A;
Family #176.
Listed as Zetha Blankenship; age 61; born in WV; married at 26; in household of husband, Reece
Blankenship.
6. McDowell Co, WV Death Certificate #15992; WV Archives Web Site.
Zilphia Blankenship; age 79; born on 17 Jul 1873 at Panther, WV; widow; living at Panther, Short
Pole McDowell Co, WV; daughter of Fleming and Arminda Lockhart Bailey; died on 12 Dec 1952 at
Panther, McDowell Co, WV of a stroke; buried on 14 Dec 1952 at Panther, WV; informant,
Alfred Blankenship (son).
7. Ancestry.com Web Site; posted by Pamela Estep; 29 Sep 2004.
"This obit was written in Old Regular Baptist Minute Book. Date September 1955. Page 13 "Granny Zilphia Blankenship With a lonesome feeling and with God guiding my hand I will try to write a short obituary of Granny Zilphia Blankenship. Daughter of Fleeming Bailey and Arminda Lockhart Bailey. She was born July 17, 1874. Deceased this life December 12, 1953. She was married to Reece Blankenship and to this union were born 3 children, 2 boys and one girl. Her husband and daughter preceded her in death. She leaves two sons and a host of grandchildren and many relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Granny told me while she was alive that she took up fellowship with the Regular Baptist Church when she was a young woman and was baptized by Elder Joe Adkins and her membership was with the Old Panther Creek Church, that used to be at Horse Creek. Granny was staying with me when she died and I believe with all my heart that she is resting from all her worries, in her new home that Jesus prepared for all His believing children for she told me a little while before she died that she saw her mother at the window, that she had come after her. I want to say to all her children, grandchildren, relatives and friends, Granny's gone, she has crossed the Chilly River of Death which we all have to cross some day. She had her part of trouble and tribulations in this old unfriendly world. But she is not having any more. She is taking her rest awaiting the sweet resurrection of the dead. "Written by her daughter-in-law Dora Blankenship"
(Birth and Death Dates are "off" by 1 yr from death certificate)


Scott Blankenship

1. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District, taken on 13 Jul 1900; Page 267A; Family #504.
Listed as S???? Blankenship; age 9 mons; born in WV in Aug 1899; in household of father, Reece
Blankenship.


Abraham C. Ferrell

1. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 52, transcribed by WPA; Marriage Record #1, 1894, page 134.
Abraham C. Ferrell, age 23, born in Logan Co, WV, farmer, son of William and Nancy, married on 30 Apr 1894
Elizabeth Roberts, age 20, born in McDowell Co, WV, daughter of Isaac and Pheobe, by Joseph Adkins.
2. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 26 Apr 1930; Page 221B;
Image 58 of 75; Family #521/538.
Listed as Abe C. Ferrell; age 67; born in KY; married at 22; no occupation; in household of son-in-law,
William Raleigh Barrett.


Elizabeth Mary Roberts

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 797.
Sandy River Township, page 009.
Listed as Elizabeth Roberts, age 6, in household of father, Isaac Roberts.
2. Internet e-mail, 22 Dec 1999, Rodney Veitschegger, Bowling Green, KY.
Eliazbeth Mary Roberts born 1874 in McDowell Co, WV; married Abraham Ferrill
on 30 Apr 1894 in McDowell Co, WV. Abraham was son of William and Nancy
Ferrell and was born in Logan Co, WV.
3. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 52, transcribed by WPA; Marriage Record #1, 1894, page 134.
Abraham C. Ferrell, age 23, born in Logan Co, WV, farmer, son of William and Nancy, married on 30 Apr 1894
Elizabeth Roberts, age 20, born in McDowell Co, WV, daughter of Isaac and Pheobe, by Joseph Adkins.
4. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Browns Creek District; taken on 26 Apr 1930; Page 221B;
Image 58 of 75; Family #521/538.
Listed as Elizabeth Ferrell; age 55; born in WV; married at 17; no occupation; in household of son-in-law,
William Raleigh Barrett.


Thomas H. Roberts

1. 1880 Census, Wyoming Co, WV; Huff Creek District; taken on 8 Jun 1880; Page 520B; Image 6
of 12; Family #45/45.
Listed as Thomas H. Roberts; age 6;born in WV; in household of father, Mastin Roberts.
2. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 52, transcribed by WPA; Marriage Record #1, 1894,
page 134.
Thomas M. Roberts, age 21, born in McDowell Co, WV, farmer, son of Masten and Matilda, married
on 27 Apr 1894 Catherine Roberts, age 18, born in McDowell Co, WV, daughter of Joseph and
Elizabeth, by Joseph Adkins.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page 257A; Image 33
of 51; Family #280/284.
Listed as Tom Roberts; age 56; born in WV; married at 20; farmer; head of household.
4. McDowell Co, WV; Death Certificate #94??; WV Archives Web Site.
Tommie Roberts; age 76 yrs, 3 mons, 22 days; born 10 Mar 1865 in McDowell Co, WV; married; husband
of Katherine Roberts, age 64; farmer; son of Mastin and Tilda (Bailey) Roberts; died 2 Jul 1941 at
Avondale, WV; from a cerebral hemorrhage; buried 3 Jul 1941 at Avondale, WV; informant, W.B. Hankins,
Bradshaw, WV.
5. FindAGrave.com Web Site; Mullins Cemetery on Crane Ridge, Avondale, McDowell Co, WV; submitted by
Modfreak; 1 Mar 2014.
Thomas H. Roberts; born 10 Mar 1873 (sic 1865); died 2 Jul 1941; buried here.


Catherine Lena Roberts

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 797.
Sandy River Township, page 014.
Listed Catherine Roberts, age 2, born in KY, in household of father, Joseph
Roberts.
2. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 52, transcribed by WPA; Marriage Record #1, 1894,
page 134.
Thomas M. Roberts, age 21, born in McDowell Co, WV, farmer, son of Masten and Matilda, married
on 27 Apr 1894 Catherine Roberts, age 18, born in McDowell Co, WV, daughter of Joseph and
Elizabeth, by Joseph Adkins.
3. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page 257A; Image 33
of 51; Family #280/284.
Listed as Catherine Roberts; age 54; born in WV; married at 18; in household of husband, Thomas
M. Roberts


Brooks C. Roberts

1. 1930 Census, McDowell Co, WV; Sandy River District; taken on 14 Apr 1930; Page 257A; Image 33
of 51; Family #280/284.
Listed as Brooks C. Roberts; age 16; born in WV; in household of father, Thomas M. Roberts


George W. Wallace

1. 1880 Census, Logan Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 11, page 690.
Magnolia Township, page 002.
Listed as George W. Walace, age 6, born in WV, in household of father,
Timothy Wallace.
2. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 52, transcribed by WPA; Marriage Record #1, 1894, page 134.
George Wallace, age 19, born in Pike Co, KY, farmer, son of Henry T. and Polly, married on 2 May 1894 Silvana
Cline, age 15, born in McDowell Co, WV, daughter of Peter and Tilda, by Conley Blankenship.


Sylvania Cline

1. 1880 Census, McDowell Co, WV, compiled by William A. Marsh, Vol 9, page 770.
Sandy River Township, page 016.
Listed as Sylvania Cline, age 1, in household of father, Peter Cline.
2. 1900 Census, McDowell Co, WV, Sandy River District, page 265A, Family #468.
Listed as Sylvania Cline, age 21, born in Oct 1878 in WV, in household of
father, Peter Cline.
3. "Hollywood Cemetery", www.rootsweb.com/~wvmingo/hollwoo.htm/, submitted by
Teresa Cline.
Sylvania Cline Stinson; born in 1878; died in 1969; buried in Hollywood
Cemetery, Gilbert, Mingo Co, WV.
4. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 52, transcribed by WPA; Marriage Record #1, 1894, page 134.
George Wallace, age 19, born in Pike Co, KY, farmer, son of Henry T. and Polly, married on 2 May 1894 Silvana
Cline, age 15, born in McDowell Co, WV, daughter of Peter and Tilda, by Conley Blankenship.