McDowell and Wyoming Co, WV; Families and Individuals

Notes


Virgie Tilley

1. "Hertiage of Wyoming Co, WV, 1995", WGS, Virgil Green-Nola Tilley Green
article, page 113 submitted by Nola Green.
Virgil Green; born at Pineville, WV in 1908; died in 1980; married Nola
Tilley in 1933 in Pineville, WV.
Nola Tilley; born at Cabin Creek; daughter of Charles and Juda Buchanan
Tilley.
Charles Tilley; born in 1877; died in 1968.
Juda Buchanan; born in 1882; died in 1947.
Children: Ina, married Hobart Gunter; Virgie, married Clayton Reid; Fred,
married Nova Roles; Nola, married Virgil Green; Corbia, married James Pendry;
Boyd, married Gyneth Roles; Ray, died young; Paul, married Eileen Cook;
Archie, died young; William, married Clara Morgan; and Bonnie, married Arnold
Rose, Jr.
2. 1910 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Slab Fork District, Page 295B, Family #300.
Listed as Virgie Tilley, age 4, born in WV, in household of father, Charles S. Tilley.
3. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 2 Feb 1920, Page 202A, Family #124.
Listed as VirgieTilley, age 14, born in WV, in household of father, Charles Tilley.


Corbia Ann Tilley

1. "Hertiage of Wyoming Co, WV, 1995", WGS, Virgil Green-Nola Tilley Green
article, page 113 submitted by Nola Green.
Virgil Green; born at Pinevolle, WV in 1908; died in 1980; married Nola
Tilley in 1933 in Pineville, WV.
Nola Tilley; born at Cabin Creek; daughter of Charles and Juda Buchanan
Tilley.
Charles Tilley; born in 1877; died in 1968.
Juda Buchanan; born in 1882; died in 1947.
Children: Ina, married Hobart Gunter; Virgie, married Clayton Reid; Fred,
married Nova Roles; Nola, married Virgil Green; Corbia, married James Pendry;
Boyd, married Gyneth Roles; Ray, died young; Paul, married Eileen Cook;
Archie, died young; William, married Clara Morgan; and Bonnie, married Arnold
Rose, Jr.
2. 1920 Census, Wyoming Co, WV, Center District, taken on 2 Feb 1920, Page 202A, Family #124.
Listed as Corby Tilley, age 7, born in WV, in household of father, Charles Tilley.


Susannah Clevenger

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, John Murphy Search, 11 Aug 2003, submitted by Linda Runyon, lrunyon@triad.rr.com.
Edmond Murphy; born at 1803 in Caswell Co, NC; died abt 1859; son of Gabriel and Nancy Clarissa Herndon Murphy;
married first, Susannah Clevenger on 1 Sep 1823 in Pike Co, KY; children: Gabriel, Alexander, Lucinda, and William
Murphy; married second, Polly Shortridge abt 1840; children: Sarah, Eliza, James, Robert, Richard, Harvey, John,
Benjamin Harrison, and Melissa Murphy.


Alexander Murphy

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, John Murphy Search, 11 Aug 2003, submitted by Linda Runyon, lrunyon@triad.rr.com.
Edmond Murphy; born at 1803 in Caswell Co, NC; died abt 1859; son of Gabriel and Nancy Clarissa Herndon Murphy;
married first, Susannah Clevenger on 1 Sep 1823 in Pike Co, KY; children: Gabriel, Alexander, Lucinda, and William
Murphy; married second, Polly Shortridge abt 1840; children: Sarah, Eliza, James, Robert, Richard, Harvey, John,
Benjamin Harrison, and Melissa Murphy.
Son, Alexander Murphy; born abt 1827; married Keziah "Biddy" McCoy, daughter of John and Margaret Burris McCoy,
on 13 Apr 1848 in Pike Co, KY; children: John A. and Albert S. Murphy.


Keziah "Biddy" McCoy

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, John Murphy Search, 11 Aug 2003, submitted by Linda Runyon, lrunyon@triad.rr.com.
Edmond Murphy; born at 1803 in Caswell Co, NC; died abt 1859; son of Gabriel and Nancy Clarissa Herndon Murphy;
married first, Susannah Clevenger on 1 Sep 1823 in Pike Co, KY; children: Gabriel, Alexander, Lucinda, and William
Murphy; married second, Polly Shortridge abt 1840; children: Sarah, Eliza, James, Robert, Richard, Harvey, John,
Benjamin Harrison, and Melissa Murphy.
Son, Alexander Murphy; born abt 1827; married Keziah "Biddy" McCoy, daughter of John and Margaret Burris McCoy,
on 13 Apr 1848 in Pike Co, KY; children: John A. and Albert S. Murphy.


John A. Murphy

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, John Murphy Search, 11 Aug 2003, submitted by Linda Runyon, lrunyon@triad.rr.com.
Alexander Murphy; born abt 1827; married Keziah "Biddy" McCoy, daughter of John and Margaret Burris McCoy,
on 13 Apr 1848 in Pike Co, KY; children: John A. and Albert S. Murphy.
Son, John A. Murphy; born abt 1849 in KY; married Nancy Hunt, born abt 1852 in KY.


Nancy Hunt

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, John Murphy Search, 11 Aug 2003, submitted by Linda Runyon, lrunyon@triad.rr.com.
Alexander Murphy; born abt 1827; married Keziah "Biddy" McCoy, daughter of John and Margaret Burris McCoy,
on 13 Apr 1848 in Pike Co, KY; children: John A. and Albert S. Murphy.
Son, John A. Murphy; born abt 1849 in KY; married Nancy Hunt, born abt 1852 in KY, daughter of Thomas W. and
Clarissa Murphy Hunt.


John "Johnny" Murphy

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, John Murphy Search, 11 Aug 2003, submitted by Linda Runyon, lrunyon@triad.rr.com.
John A. Murphy; born abt 1849 in KY; married Nancy Hunt, born abt 1852 in KY.
Son, John Murphy; married Hettie Runyon on 20 Sep 1910.


Hettie Runyon

1. Ancestry.com Web Site, John Murphy Search, 11 Aug 2003, submitted by Linda Runyon, lrunyon@triad.rr.com.
John A. Murphy; born abt 1849 in KY; married Nancy Hunt, born abt 1852 in KY.
Son, John Murphy; married Hettie Runyon on 20 Sep 1910.


William McAdoo Murphy

1. "Williamson Daily News", Williamson, WV, Obit notice 11 Jul 2003.
"William McAdoo Murphy, 85, of Okeechobee, Fla., formerly of Belfry, Ky., passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at VA
Medical Center, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Born May 27, 1918, in Tazewell, Va., to the late Johnny Murphy and Hettie Runyon Murphy, he was a former bus driver.
He served the U.S. Army in World War II and was of the Freewill Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Warthen.
Surviving are his wife, Nellie Opal Gillman Murphy of Okeechobee, Fla.; and sisters, Cody Wilson of Belfry, Ky. and
Frances Glasby of San Antonio, Tex.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 12, 2003, 11 a.m., at Rogers Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Dees
officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Ky. DAV rites will be formed during graveside services
by DAV Belfry Chapter #141...."


Robert Beverly Lester

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Western District, taken on 7 Aug 1850, Page 254A, Family #537.
Listed as Robert Lester, age 4, born in VA, in household of father, Isaac Lester.
2. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Maiden Spring PO, taken on 18 July 1860, Page 805, Family #810.
Listed as Robert Lester, age 15, born in VA, in household of father, Isaac Lester.
3. 1870 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Maiden Spring Township, taken on 4 Aug 1870, Page 269A,
Family #141.
Listed as Robert Lester, age 26, born in VA, farmer, head of household.
4. Ancestry.com Web Site, Isaac Lester Search, 12 Aug 2003, submitted by csm0373@adelphia.net.
Robert Lester; married Malinda Compton on 19 Mar 1868 in Tazewell Co, VA.


Malinda Compton

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Western District, taken on 3 Oct 1850, Page 315B, Family #1383.
Listed as Malinda Compton, age 1, born in VA, in household of father, Stephen Compton
2. 1870 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Maiden Spring Township, taken on 4 Aug 1870, Page 269A, Family #
141.
Listed as Malinda Lester, age 20, born in VA, in household of husband, Robert Lester.
3. Ancestry.com Web Site, Isaac Lester Search, 12 Aug 2003, submitted by csm0373@adelphia.net.
Robert Lester; married Malinda Compton on 19 Mar 1868 in Tazewell Co, VA.


Mary E. Lester

1. 1870 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Maiden Spring Township, taken on 4 Aug 1870, Page 269A, Family #141.
Listed as Mary E. Lester, age 1, born in VA, in household of father, Robert Lester.


Martin Lester

1. 1850 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Western District, taken on 7 Aug 1850, Page 254A, Family #537.
Listed as Mastin Lester, age 9, born in VA, in household of father, Isaac Lester.
2. 1860 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Maiden Spring PO, taken on 18 July 1860, Page 805, Family #810.
Listed as Marten Lester, age 19, born in VA, in household of father, Isaac Lester.
3. 1870 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Maiden Spring Township, taken on 4 Aug 1870, Page 269A, Family #142.
Listed as Martain Lester, age 30, born in VA, farm laborer, in household of mother, Nancy Blankenship Lester.
4. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 10, transcribed by WPA; "Marriage Register #1, 1876, Page 106.
Masten Lester, age 30, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of Isaac and Nancy, married on 6 Nov 1876 Nancy Pittson,
age 20, born in Burke Co, NC, daughter of Wesley, by H. Christian.
5. 1880 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Madien Spring District, taken on 5 Jun 1880, Page 306A, Family #56.
Listed as Martin Lester, age 35 (sic, 40), born in VA, farmer, head of household.


Nancy Pilkington

1. "Marriage Records of McDowell Co, WV", page 10, transcribed by WPA; "Marriage Register #1, 1876, Page 106.
Masten Lester, age 30, born in Tazewell Co, VA, son of Isaac and Nancy, married on 6 Nov 1876 Nancy Pittson (sic,
Pilkington) age 20, born in Burke Co, NC, daughter of Wesley, by H. Christian.
2. 1880 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Madien Spring District, taken on 5 Jun 1880, Page 306A, Family #56.
Listed as Nancy Lester, age 21, born in NC, in household of husband, Martin Lester.
(There is a Wesley Pilkington, age 18, listed as Nancy's brother, in this household)
3. 1870 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, Jobs Cabin Township, Wilkesboro PO, taken on 26 Jul 1870, Page 308B, Family #70.
Listed as Nancy Pilkenton, age 11, born in NC,in household of grandparents, Richard and Rebecca Pilkinton .
(Nancy's widowed father, Wesley, is listed just two households away)
4. 1860 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, Reddies River PO, taken on 10 Aug 1860, Page 324, Family #913.
Listed as Nancy Pilkinton, age 2, born in NC, in household of father, Wesley Pilkington.


Harvey M. Lester

1. 1880 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Madien Spring District, taken on 5 Jun 1880, Page 306A, Family #56.
Listed as Harry M. Lester, age 2, born in NC, in household of father, Martin Lester.


Laura Lester

1. 1880 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Madien Spring District, taken on 5 Jun 1880, Page 306A, Family #56.
Listed as Laura Lester, age 1, born in NC, in household of father, Martin Lester.


Wesley Pilkington Sr

1. "Wilkes Co (NC) School Census, 1840-1850", by George McNiel, 1993, page 133.
Nancy, Murphy and Wesley Pilkenton attended school in District 52 of Wilkes Co, NC per school census dated 22
Jul 1843. (District 52 was in the Lewis Fork /Stoney Fork ,western section of Wilkes Co, NC)
2. "Wilkes County (NC) Marriages, 1778-1868", Holcomb, page 151.
Wesley Pilkinton married Louisa Yates on 5 Mar 1853 by William S. McNiel, J.P.
3. 1860 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, Lewis Fork PO, taken on 16 Aug 1860, Page 328, Family #941.
Listed as Wesly Pilkinton, age 27, born in NC, farmer, head of household.
5. 1870 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, Jobs Cabin Township, Wilkesboro PO, taken on 26 Jul 1870, Page 308B, Family #72.
Listed as Wesley Pilkenton, age 36, born in NC, widowed? (there is no wife listed here) farm laborer, head of household.


Louisa Yates

1. "Wilkes County (NC) Marriages, 1778-1868", Holcomb, page 151.
Wesley Pilkinton married Louisa Yates on 5 Mar 1853 by William S. McNiel, J.P.
2. 1860 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, Reddies River PO, taken on 10 Aug 1860, Page 324, Family #913.
Listed as Luiza Pilkinton, age 25, born in NC, in household of husband, Wesley Pilkington.


Washington Carney Pilkington

1. 1860 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, Reddies River PO, taken on 10 Aug 1860, Page 324, Family #913.
Listed as Washington Pilkinton, age 6, born in NC, in household of father, Wesley Pilkington.
2. 1870 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, Jobs Cabin Township, Wilkesboro PO, taken on 26 Jul 1870, Page 308B, Family #72.
Listed as Carney Pilkenton, age 16, born in NC, in household of father, Wesley Pilkington.


Wesley Pilkington Jr

1. 1880 Census, Tazewell Co, VA, Madien Spring District, taken on 5 Jun 1880, Page 306A, Family #56.
Listed as Wesley Pilkington, age 18, born in NC, in household of brother-in-law, Martin Lester.
2. 1870 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, Jobs Cabin Township, Wilkesboro PO, taken on 26 Jul 1870, Page 308B, Family #72.
Listed as Wesley Pilkenton, age 7, born in NC, in household of father, Wesley Pilkington.
3. 1860 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, Reddies River PO, taken on 10 Aug 1860, Page 324, Family #913.
Listed as Wesley Pilkinton, age 1 month, born in NC, in household of father, Wesley Pilkington.


Thomas Pilkington

1. 1870 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, Jobs Cabin Township, Wilkesboro PO, taken on 26 Jul 1870, Page 308B, Family #72.
Listed as Thomas Pilkenton, age 3, born in NC, in household of father, Wesley Pilkington.
2. 1880 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, Jobs Cabin District, taken on 2 Jun 1880, Page 97A, Family #4.
Listed as Thomas Pilkington, age 16, born in NC, in household of grandmother, Rebecca (_______) Pilkington.


Richard Pilkington

1. 1860 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, Reddies River PO, taken on 10 Aug 1860, Page 324, Family #913.
Listed as Richard Pilkinton, age 52, born in NC, farmer, head of household.
2. 1870 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, Jobs Cabin Township, Wilkesboro PO, taken on 26 Jul 1870, Page 308B, Family #70.
Listed as Richard Pilkenton, age 68, born in NC, farmer, head of household.


Rebecca

1. 1860 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, Reddies River PO, taken on 10 Aug 1860, Page 324, Family #913.
Listed as Rebecca Pilkinton, age 54, born in NC, in household of husband, Richard Pilkington.
2. 1870 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, Jobs Cabin Township, Wilkesboro PO, taken on 26 Jul 1870, Page 308B, Family #70.
Listed as Rebecca Pilkenton, age 69, born in NC, in household of husband, Richard Pilkington.
3. 1880 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, Jobs Cabin District, taken on 2 Jun 1880, Page 97A, Family #4.
Listed as Rebecca Pilkington, age 81, born in NC, widowed, farmer, head of household.


Louisanna Pilkington

1. 1860 Census, Wilkes Co, NC, Reddies River PO, taken on 10 Aug 1860, Page 324, Family #913.
Listed as Luezeanny Pilkinton, age 18, born in NC, in household of father, Richard Pilkington.