Mary Ada "Merrily" Blankenship1,2,3,4

F, b. August 12, 1885, d. September 12, 1957
FatherWiley Pleasant Blankenship1,3,4 b. November 13, 1863, d. December 6, 1906
MotherKesiah Ann/Adeline "Cuzzie" Conner1,3,4 b. January 13, 1866, d. February 11, 1924
     Mary Ada "Merrily" Blankenship was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 She was born on August 12, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,4 She married Ernest Duskin DeWeese, son of John William DeWeese and Dotia Levicia Wilson, on May 25, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 As of May 25, 1906,her married name was DeWeese. Mary Ada "Merrily" Blankenship died on September 12, 1957 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 72.4

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 154, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 86, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 51, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 160, District 12, Maggodee, Franklin Co., Virginia9

Family

Ernest Duskin DeWeese b. November 20, 1883, d. September 17, 1958
Marriage*Mary Ada "Merrily" Blankenship married Ernest Duskin DeWeese, son of John William DeWeese and Dotia Levicia Wilson, on May 25, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S44] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, The Christopher and Nancy Moore Richards Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S223] DeWeese Genealogy, online http://www.deweeses.com
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Una DeWeese Clingenpeel obituary in the Jan 2, 2000 edition.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  13. [S85] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Holt Family of Floyd & Franklin Counties, Virginia.
  14. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  15. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  16. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  17. [S581] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Jacob Shilling, Jr. Family of Franklin Co., VA.

George Washington Bowen1,2,3

M, b. February 22, 1912, d. June 9, 1996
FatherWilliam Francis Bowen4,5,6,7 b. October 15, 1859, d. December 9, 1957
MotherDora Myrtle Conner4,5,6,7 b. May 31, 1889, d. June 28, 1952
     His Social Security Number was 232-28-8082.8 George Washington Bowen George Washington Bowen, age 84, of Green Cove Springs, passed away on Sunday June 9, 1996. He was a native of Pittsburgh, Penn. He was a veteran of WWII, a member of the Moose Lodge Eagles and V.F.W. He is survived by 2 daughters; Shirley O'Keefe of Sydney, NY and Ruth Tillapaugh of Bainbridge NY; 2 sons, George Edward Bowen of Elizabeth Town, KY and Jerry Bowen of Newark, Del; one sister, Ruby Davidson of Unadilla, NY; and 1 brother Delbert Bowen of Elmira, NY. Graveside services will be held at a later date in Oxford, NY.3 He and Erma Alice Asel were divorced.9 George Washington Bowen married Ruth Unknown.9 George Washington Bowen was born on February 22, 1912 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania.4,8,1 He married Erma Alice Asel on December 22, 1936 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2 George Washington Bowen died on June 9, 1996 at Green Cove Springs, Clay Co., Florida, at age 84.8,1,3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 388, District 19, East River, Mercer Co., West Virginia5
1940Dwelling 380, District 28-34, East River, Mercer Co., West Virginia10

Occupation

1940Coal truck driver10

Family 1

Ruth Unknown
Marriage*George Washington Bowen married Ruth Unknown.9 

Family 2

Erma Alice Asel b. February 28, 1909, d. November 7, 1978
Divorce*George Washington Bowen and Erma Alice Asel were divorced.9 
Marriage* George Washington Bowen married Erma Alice Asel on December 22, 1936 at Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S417] Florida Health Department, Florida Death Index,1877-1998.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Bowen-Asel marriage record.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the George Washington Bowen obituary.
  4. [S705] Scotland-Stewart, online http://www.scotland-stewart.com/features.html
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lillian Ardella Hill obituary in the Dec 11, 1964 edition.
  7. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the W. F. Bowen obituary in the Dec 10, 1957 edition.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S1954] Cook Family Tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/1516731/person/-1928082895?ssrc=
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

John H. Plemmons1

M, b. August 17, 1813, d. October 13, 1896
     John H. Plemmons was buried at Newfound Baptist Church Cemetery, Rt. 151, Candler, Buncombe Co., North Carolina.1 He married Nancy Sluder.2 John H. Plemmons was born on August 17, 1813.1 He died on October 13, 1896 at age 83.1

Family

Nancy Sluder b. September 6, 1814, d. September 19, 1898
Marriage*He married Nancy Sluder.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S748] Janice Smyth, Newfound Baptist Church Cemetery, Leicester, Buncombe Co., NC.
  2. [S81] Janice Smyth, "Cole Family Researcher Janice Smyth," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.

Nancy Sluder1

F, b. September 6, 1814, d. September 19, 1898
     Nancy Sluder married John H. Plemmons.1 Nancy Sluder was buried at Newfound Baptist Church Cemetery, Rt. 151, Candler, Buncombe Co., North Carolina.2 Her married name was Plemmons. She was born on September 6, 1814.2 She died on September 19, 1898 at age 84.2

Family

John H. Plemmons b. August 17, 1813, d. October 13, 1896
Marriage*She married John H. Plemmons.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S81] Janice Smyth, "Cole Family Researcher Janice Smyth," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  2. [S748] Janice Smyth, Newfound Baptist Church Cemetery, Leicester, Buncombe Co., NC.

John V. Cole III1

M, b. March 8, 1875, d. circa 1958
FatherJohn Valentine Cole Jr.1 b. September 23, 1841, d. May 24, 1930
MotherMalissa Plemmons1 b. June 3, 1850, d. November 7, 1913
     John V. Cole III was buried at Green Hills Cemetery, Asheville, Buncombe Co., North Carolina.1 He Blind from birth.1 He was born on March 8, 1875 at Buncombe Co., North Carolina.1 He died circa 1958 at Buncombe Co., North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S20] Katherine Faye Kabot, "John V. Cole," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov, 2002 and Feb, 2003.

Robert Preston Muncy1,2

M, b. November 12, 1949, d. April 8, 1988
FatherCleophus Edward "Cleo" Muncy1,3 b. August 13, 1925, d. May 23, 1960
MotherMildred Virginia Chilton1,3
     His Social Security Number was 244-80-7789.4 Robert Preston Muncy was born on November 12, 1949 at Virginia.1,4,2 He married Joyce Louise Gibbs on December 28, 1970 at Eden, Rockingham Co., North Carolina.1,5 Robert Preston Muncy and Joyce Louise Gibbs were divorced on May 16, 1983 at Rockingham Co., North Carolina.6 Robert Preston Muncy died on April 8, 1988 at Durham, Durham Co., North Carolina, at age 38.4,2

Family

Joyce Louise Gibbs
Marriage*He married Joyce Louise Gibbs on December 28, 1970 at Eden, Rockingham Co., North Carolina.1,5 
Divorce* Robert Preston Muncy and Joyce Louise Gibbs were divorced on May 16, 1983 at Rockingham Co., North Carolina.6 
Children
  • Robert Dwayne Muncy7
  • Kristy Marie Muncy1,7

Citations

  1. [S841] James Muncy, "Muncy Information," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov 25, 2002.
  2. [S1028] North Carolina Archives and Records Section and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina Death Indexes, 1908-2004.
  3. [S1784] Greensboro News & Record, From the James E. Muncy obituary in the Feb 25, 2006 edition.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S999] Unknown compiler, North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741-2004.
  6. [S1619] North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics, North Carolina Divorce Index, 1958-2004.
  7. [S998] North Carolina State Archives, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000.

Douglas Eugene Bowen1,2

M, b. December 28, 1915, d. May 9, 1994
FatherWilliam Francis Bowen3,4,5,6,2 b. October 15, 1859, d. December 9, 1957
MotherDora Myrtle Conner3,4,5,6,2 b. May 31, 1889, d. June 28, 1952
     His Social Security Number was 233-20-0903.7 Douglas Eugene Bowen was born on December 28, 1915 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania.3,8,7 He married Gladys Irene Moye on September 3, 1938 at Pearisburg, Giles Co., Virginia.2 Douglas Eugene Bowen and Gladys Irene Moye were divorced in 1943.1 Douglas Eugene Bowen died on May 9, 1994 at Miami, Dade Co., Florida, at age 78.8

Census Records

1930Dwelling 388, District 19, East River, Mercer Co., West Virginia4

Family

Gladys Irene Moye b. July 16, 1922, d. September 15, 2003
Marriage*Douglas Eugene Bowen married Gladys Irene Moye on September 3, 1938 at Pearisburg, Giles Co., Virginia.2 
Divorce* Douglas Eugene Bowen and Gladys Irene Moye were divorced in 1943.1 

Citations

  1. [S1954] Cook Family Tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/1516731/person/-1928082895?ssrc=
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S705] Scotland-Stewart, online http://www.scotland-stewart.com/features.html
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lillian Ardella Hill obituary in the Dec 11, 1964 edition.
  6. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the W. F. Bowen obituary in the Dec 10, 1957 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S417] Florida Health Department, Florida Death Index,1877-1998.

Lillian Ardella Bowen1,2

F, b. August 8, 1920, d. December 8, 1964
FatherWilliam Francis Bowen3,4,2,5,6 b. October 15, 1859, d. December 9, 1957
MotherDora Myrtle Conner3,4,2,5,6 b. May 31, 1889, d. June 28, 1952
     Her Social Security Number was 233-24-9210.7 Lillian Ardella Bowen married James Repass. Lillian Ardella Bowen and James Repass were divorced.8 Lillian Ardella Bowen married Josh G. Hill.2 Her married name was Hill. Her married name was Repass. Lillian Ardella Bowen was born on August 8, 1920 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania.3,7 She died on December 8, 1964 at Jacksonville, Duval Co., Florida, at age 44.8,2 She Princeton - Mrs. Lillian Ardella Hill, 44, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Princeton, died Tuesday at her home. She was a native of Pittsburg, Pa., and was the daughter of the late William and Dora Bowen. She was a member of the First Church of God. Survivors include her husband, J. G. Hill; three daughters, Mrs. Edith Freeman of Bluefield, Mrs. Lovena Swinn and Miss Nancy Repass, both of Jacksonville, Fla; five sons, William, Duane, and Randall Repass, all of Augusta, Ga; Richard of Central Lake, Mich., and Larry Repass of Augusta, Ga; a sister, Mrs. Ruby Davidson of New York City; and six brothers, Bill of Roanoke, Va., Douglas of Miami, Fla., French, Delbert, and Lynn Bowen, all of New York, and George of California. The body is en route to Memorial Funeral Directory in Princeton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. on December 11, 1964.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 388, District 19, East River, Mercer Co., West Virginia4
1940Dwelling 377, District 28-34, East River, Mercer Co., West Virginia6

Family 1

Josh G. Hill
Marriage*Lillian Ardella Bowen married Josh G. Hill.2 

Family 2

James Repass
Divorce*Lillian Ardella Bowen and James Repass were divorced.8 
Marriage* Lillian Ardella Bowen married James Repass
Children

Citations

  1. [S417] Florida Health Department, Florida Death Index,1877-1998.
  2. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the Lillian Ardella Hill obituary in the Dec 11, 1964 edition.
  3. [S705] Scotland-Stewart, online http://www.scotland-stewart.com/features.html
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1863] Beckley Post Herald, From the W. F. Bowen obituary in the Dec 10, 1957 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S1954] Cook Family Tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/1516731/person/-1928082895?ssrc=