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Wiley Marks Moundsville Prison West Virginia for Murder of Grover Leason

Wiley Marks Moundsville Prison West Virginia for Murder of Grover Leason

Posted: 995699253000
Classification: Lookup
Edited: 1010361733000
Surnames: Marks, McCumbers, Cottrell
Anyone coming from relatives of this Wiley Marks. He was the son of Smith Marks and Nancy Naylor. Wiley was married to Malissa McCumbers June 13, 1910 in Braxton County, WV. I have his mug shot photo that the prison takes of people coming in to prison. Just wanted to get this up on the board.

Re: Wiley Marks Moundsville Prison West Virginia for Murder of Grover Leason

Posted: 995699342000
Classification: Lookup
Edited: 1010361733000
Surnames: Marks, McCumbers, Cottrell
Murder took place in Webster Springs, WV in Sept. 1930

Re: Wiley Marks Moundsville Prison West Virginia for Murder of Grover Leason

Posted: 1296781135000
Classification: Query
My father, Gene F. Elmore, researched this family for years. He had that Wiley was later pardoned, does anyone else have this information/

Re: Wiley Marks Moundsville Prison West Virginia for Murder of Grover Leason

Posted: 1303972396000
Classification: Query
Pardoned, he was in jail for many years... Hm, hm.... I was told that he went back in again for something else also.
He did kill Grover Leason. I have the newspaper articles.

I remember receiving a few letters from your father when I was new to researching. Been a few years; like 15-20.

There is a man that lives in WV that actually interviewed Wiley Marks and has the taped conversations. Man! I can't remember his name. Darn it! He can't find the tapes.

I never have been able to find a death record for Malissa McCumbers; one of Wiley's wives. I know Malissa had a daughter with Wirt Jarvis but I think she died and never married him. There was a restriction on her when she divorced ole Wiley. She was not allowed to marry for 5 years and Wiley couldn't marry for 6 years. Divorce record is at the Braxton County Court.

Darlenea in California

I have an estimated death date for Susanna Marks; paramour to John "Whig" Cottrell... I believe it is posted on the Cottrell website. I haven't dabbled with the family for at 4 years. I put my research aside while I went to College.

Re: Wiley Marks Moundsville Prison West Virginia for Murder of Grover Leason

Posted: 1309239166000
Classification: Query
I remember the name of the man that has the taped conversation: Ron Miller.

Would he be any connection to Robert Miller who was married to Lovern Leeson?

What ever happened to the Whitehair child born of Lovern?
I think this would be the child of Wiley Marks and Lovern Leeson.

Re: Wiley Marks Moundsville Prison West Virginia for Murder of Grover Leason

Posted: 1348061555000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1348061684000
Surnames: McCoy, Leeson, Bragg
OK, I'm pretty confused about a "Whitehair" child born of Lovern because Grover's wife, Hattie Mae, is a Whitehair. Hattie Mae Whitehair's father is Coonrod Whitehair. Did Lovern name a child after her mother or could that just be a case of mistaken genealogy? I ask because they were close and that was not at all unusual to do-- we still do that in my family, per family tradition. Any information you can share would be helpful. Grover Cleveland Leeson is my Great Uncle.

Re: Wiley Marks Moundsville Prison West Virginia for Murder of Grover Leason

Posted: 1348095127000
Classification: Query
I personally have no information on this aspect of Willey.

Re: Wiley Marks Moundsville Prison West Virginia for Murder of Grover Leason

Posted: 1348107412000
Classification: Query
From what I had heard was that Charley Marks; son of Wiley, had gone to California to search for his 1/2 brother who was a Whitehair. I wonder if Lovern had this baby and her mother protected her daughter because of the issue with Wiley and Grover?

Re: Wiley Marks Moundsville Prison West Virginia for Murder of Grover Leason

Posted: 1482168023000
Classification: Query
Grover Cleveland Leeson is my grat grandfather aND I have been trying for same time to get information about the leeson. George William Leeson is one of their children and he is my grandfather and he named his daughter Lovern. My mom had told me about the story and she said that she thought that Marks killed him over Lovern because he had come to take from them because she was pregnant and Grover would not let him and they both had guns and marks got his shot off frist. I am just trying to find out the whole story or anything else about them and any pictures or news paper clipping anything would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much
Yetta Leeson
ylleeson@gmail.com
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