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Mary Belle Newberry

Mary Belle Newberry

Female 1889 - Bef 1920  (30 years)

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  • Name Mary Belle Newberry 
    Born 11 Mar 1889  Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1910  Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deed 9 June 1911  Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Before 1920  McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Mary Binder, claims burial was in Dry Fork, West Virginia?

      Family History written in 1982 by Mary Binder (daughter of Elbert Luke Palmer)

      P.O Palmer and Mary Belle were divorced when their children were small. She took the two girls to Iaeger West Virginia. She remarried (Note: to James Burke). Someone murdered her in her home while her husband was away. A step daughter was suspected, but no one was convicted.

      Mr. Palmer went to West Virginia and brought Annie and Hazel back to Rave to live with him. He then married Lucy Jane Cox. A Christian woman who raised the four children as her own. Beverly says he's a minister today because of the things his step mother taught him.

      Elbert married hermie Letha Artrip, they had nine children. He was a coal miner in Buchanan Co, Va most of his live. Their early years of marriage they lived around Raven Va in Tazewell Co. Eight of their nine children were born there. In the 40's they bought a farm near Honaker, Va in Russell Co. I (Mary Binder) was born there. The last of their nine children. Mother was 38 and dad was 40 when I was born in 1946. Beverly married Nina McGhee they also had nine children. They lived around Raven until 1961 when they moved to Baltimore, Md. where they reside now. Bev's been a minister all his adult life. Now at 74 he still tapes sermons for the radio. His voice is strong and clear like that of a much younger man.

      Annie married Clarence McGhee, they had seven daughters. Annie died at 35 from asthma related illness.

      Hazel married Emory Burress they had two children Wanda and Vernon. Hazel died at age 25 from a ruptured appendix. Vernon was raised by his father. He now lives in Crystal River, FL. Wanda was raised by P.O Palmer and Lucy.

      Can not find Mary and James in the 1920 census and the girls were back with Powell at that time, so assuming Mary died before 1920.
    Person ID P946  Burress Genealogy of Virginia
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2016 

    Father Thomas J. Newberry,   b. 1858, Franklin County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1894, Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Mother Malissa Alice Strouth,   b. 18 July 1860, Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1921, Iaeger, McDowell, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1880  Russell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F885  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Powell Osborne Palmer,   b. 23 Apr 1887, Bateman, Patrick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1951, Raven, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 29 Aug 1905  McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Powell Osborne Palmer & Mary Belle Newberry Marriage Record
    Powell Osborne Palmer & Mary Belle Newberry Marriage Record
    Divorced 17 Feb 1914  McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • P.O Palmer, Plaintiff Vs / In Chancery Mary Palmer, Defendant

      This cause come on this day to be heard upon the order of publication duly published and posted on request by law, Plaintiff's Bill and deposition of witnesses taken and filed in this case as prescribed by law, and upon the argument of counsel. And the court after having heard all the arguments of counsel and after naturally considering the same it is of opinion and doth adjudge, order and decree that the plaintiff P.O Palmer and the defendant Mary Palmer, be and they are hereby divorced from the bonds of matrimony from each other. And this suit having accomplished the purpose for which it was instituted the same is ordered to be omitted from the docket.
    Children 
     1. Elbert Luke Palmer,   b. 29 July 1906, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 June 1960, Richlands, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     2. Belve Mark Palmer,   b. 23 Apr 1908, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Aug 1992, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Anna Ella Palmer,   b. 23 October 1910, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 January 1945, Raven, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  []
     4. Hazel Leona Palmer,   b. 11 May 1911, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1932, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    Photos
    Powell Osborne Palmer Family  (1st Wife Mary Bell Newberry, children Belve, Elbert, Anna & Hazel)
    Powell Osborne Palmer Family (1st Wife Mary Bell Newberry, children Belve, Elbert, Anna & Hazel)
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F966  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 James Burke,   b. 24 Jan 1890, Cabell, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 04 Aug 1914  Red Ash, Russell, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James Burke and Mary Belle Newberry Palmer Marriage Certificate
    James Burke and Mary Belle Newberry Palmer Marriage Certificate
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F142  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Mar 1889 - Russell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Aug 1905 - McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - This deed, made this the 9th day of June, in the year 1911, between Mollie Short and Joe Short, her husband, Mary Belle Palmer and P.O Palmer, her husband, of Tazewell County, Virginia, parties of the first part - 9 June 1911 - Tazewell County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 17 Feb 1914 - McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 Aug 1914 - Red Ash, Russell, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Before 1920 - McDowell County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Mary Belle Newberry Palmer
    Mary Belle Newberry Palmer

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] Chancery Order Books, Book 11 Page 323.
      McDowell County, Circuit Court, February Term 1914