Tiny Melissa Keaton1,2,3,4,5

F, b. October 2, 1911, d. October 2, 1969
FatherLewis Morgan Keaton1,6,2,3,4,5 b. January 10, 1872, d. September 10, 1942
MotherRosa Melvina "Rosy" Conner6,1,2,3,4,5 b. April 18, 1879, d. November 10, 1932
     Tiny Melissa Keaton was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 She was born on October 2, 1911 at Starkey, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,4,5 As of June 25, 1934,her married name was Walker.4 She married Fred Austin Walker on June 25, 1934 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,4 Tiny Melissa Keaton died on October 2, 1969 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 58.3

Census Records

1920Dwelling 82, District 125, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 286, District 10, Roanoke, Virginia2
1940Dwelling 138, District 119-31, Roanoke, Virginia7

Occupation

1940Meat packer worker7

Family

Fred Austin Walker b. September 23, 1907, d. December 15, 1980
Marriage*Tiny Melissa Keaton married Fred Austin Walker on June 25, 1934 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,4 

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  5. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Ala Ann Reed

F, b. 1884, d. 1964
     Ala Ann Reed was buried at Greasy Creek Church Cemetery, on Rt. 750 west of US 221, Burks Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She married Charles B. "Charlie" Belcher. Her married name was Belcher. Ala Ann Reed was born in 1884.1 She died in 1964.1

Family

Charles B. "Charlie" Belcher b. October 10, 1877, d. 1953
Marriage*She married Charles B. "Charlie" Belcher
Child

Citations

  1. [S295] Phyllis Goad Phillips & Genevieve Cochran Starkey, Cemeteries - Floyd County VA., Burks Fork District, Volume II.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.

Infant Conner

F, b. November 8, 1885, d. November 8, 1885
FatherSamuel Joseph "Sam Joe" Conner1 b. April 17, 1854, d. March 17, 1928
MotherSarah Jane Smith1 b. September 20, 1853, d. December 1, 1896
     Infant Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She died on November 8, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on November 8, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S3] Mary Conner Williams, "Conner Family Researcher Mary Conner Williams," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.

Cassie Lura Ferris1,2

F, b. August 18, 1901, d. December 19, 1972
FatherWilliam Henry "Willie" Ferris3,1,2,4 b. March 16, 1877, d. February 22, 1951
MotherMary Jane Poff1,3,2,4 b. June 23, 1881, d. January 20, 1968
     Cassie Lura Ferris was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on August 18, 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 She married Cluber Kirus Rierson, son of James William "Jim" Rierson Jr. and Martha A. "Woodie" Walton, on April 2, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of April 2, 1919,her married name was Rierson. Cassie Lura Ferris and Cluber Kirus Rierson were divorced on November 26, 1945 at Roanoke, Virginia.5 As of August 3, 1946,her married name was Dabbs.4 Cassie Lura Ferris married Samuel Eli Dabbs on August 3, 1946 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,4 Cassie Lura Ferris died on December 19, 1972 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 71.2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 109, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 128, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 259, District 31, Roanoke, Virginia7
1940Dwelling 208, District 25, Roanoke, Virginia8

Family 1

Cluber Kirus Rierson b. February 25, 1897, d. September 2, 1972
Marriage*Cassie Lura Ferris married Cluber Kirus Rierson, son of James William "Jim" Rierson Jr. and Martha A. "Woodie" Walton, on April 2, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Divorce* Cassie Lura Ferris and Cluber Kirus Rierson were divorced on November 26, 1945 at Roanoke, Virginia.5 
Children

Family 2

Samuel Eli Dabbs b. November 4, 1892, d. January 14, 1971
Marriage*Cassie Lura Ferris married Samuel Eli Dabbs on August 3, 1946 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,4 

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Melvin William Rierson obituary in the Jun 10, 2015 edition.

William Henry "Willie" Ferris1,2,3

M, b. March 16, 1877, d. February 22, 1951
FatherJohn Ferris2,3 b. 1854, d. February 1, 1936
MotherJulia/Judia Virginia McGhee2,3 b. November 12, 1859, d. February 15, 1932
     William Henry "Willie" Ferris was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 He was born on March 16, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 He married Mary Jane Poff, daughter of Fleming Henry Poff and Martha Frances Bird, on September 4, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3 William Henry "Willie" Ferris died on February 22, 1951 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 73.1,3

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 109, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 119, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 109, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 84, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1910Farmer5
1920Farmer6
1930Farmer7
1940Farmer8

Family

Mary Jane Poff b. June 23, 1881, d. January 20, 1968
Marriage*William Henry "Willie" Ferris married Mary Jane Poff, daughter of Fleming Henry Poff and Martha Frances Bird, on September 4, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Mary Jane Poff1,2

F, b. June 23, 1881, d. January 20, 1968
FatherFleming Henry Poff3,4,2 b. June 7, 1816, d. February 2, 1891
MotherMartha Frances Bird3,5,4,2 b. June 8, 1844, d. September 4, 1928
     Mary Jane Poff was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 Her Social Security Number was 223-50-0863.6 She was born on June 23, 1881 at Floyd Co., Virginia; The SSDI has a birth date of Jun 23, 1882 and her death certificate has 1883.6,4,2 She married William Henry "Willie" Ferris, son of John Ferris and Julia/Judia Virginia McGhee, on September 4, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,2 As of September 4, 1897,her married name was Ferris. Mary Jane Poff died on January 20, 1968 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 86.2

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 109, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 119, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 109, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 84, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Family

William Henry "Willie" Ferris b. March 16, 1877, d. February 22, 1951
Marriage*Mary Jane Poff married William Henry "Willie" Ferris, son of John Ferris and Julia/Judia Virginia McGhee, on September 4, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S567] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1880-1884.
  5. [S985] Virginia Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Deed Book 48.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Samuel Poff1,2,3

M, b. January 17, 1828, d. before June 14, 1900
FatherHenry Adam Poff Sr.2,3 b. February 13, 1792, d. April 26, 1854
MotherSarah Prillaman "Sally" Sowder2,3 b. March 25, 1794, d. October 11, 1854
     Samuel Poff was born on January 17, 1828 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 He married Matilda E. DeWeese, daughter of Peter DeWeese and Esther Poff, on December 12, 1848 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Matilda Dewese and Samuel Poff were married by Rev. George W. Kelly on December 12, 1848. Rev. Kelly submitted his notice to the clerks office on May 21, 1849.4 Samuel Poff died before June 14, 1900; His wife Matilda was enumerated as a widow in the 1900 Census.5

Census Records

1860Dwelling 369, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1870Dwelling 231, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1880Dwelling 62, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1860Farmer6
1870Farmer1
1880Farmer7

Family

Matilda E. DeWeese b. November 27, 1825, d. January 19, 1916
Marriage*Samuel Poff married Matilda E. DeWeese, daughter of Peter DeWeese and Esther Poff, on December 12, 1848 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Matilda Dewese and Samuel Poff were married by Rev. George W. Kelly on December 12, 1848. Rev. Kelly submitted his notice to the clerks office on May 21, 1849.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1891] H. Wade Doyle, "Register Report for Zacharias Pfaff."
  3. [S6393] Logan Reed Jennings, "The Poffs of Floyd County, Virginia."
  4. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  10. [S38] Ronnie Neal Graham, "Descendants of William J. Poff," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 13, 2003.
  11. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  13. [S2413] Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708660
  14. [S48] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 1, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Aldene Marie Rierson1,2,3

F, b. March 28, 1921, d. May 2, 1971
FatherCluber Kirus Rierson4,5,2,3,6 b. February 25, 1897, d. September 2, 1972
MotherCassie Lura Ferris4,5,2,3,6 b. August 18, 1901, d. December 19, 1972
     Aldene Marie Rierson was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,2 She and Glenn Howard Reed were divorced.8 Aldene Marie Rierson was born on March 28, 1921 at Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 As of July 19, 1942,her married name was Reed.3 She married Glenn Howard Reed on July 19, 1942 at Newport News, Virginia.2,3 Aldene Marie Rierson died on May 2, 1971 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 50.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 259, District 31, Roanoke, Virginia4
1940Dwelling 208, District 25, Roanoke, Virginia5

Family

Glenn Howard Reed b. April 24, 1908, d. April 10, 1960
Divorce*Aldene Marie Rierson and Glenn Howard Reed were divorced.8 
Marriage* Aldene Marie Rierson married Glenn Howard Reed on July 19, 1942 at Newport News, Virginia.2,3 

Citations

  1. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Melvin William Rierson obituary in the Jun 10, 2015 edition.
  7. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  8. [S857] Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2018.

Iola Mae "Billie" Rierson1,2

F, b. June 30, 1923, d. March 24, 1982
FatherCluber Kirus Rierson3,4,1,2,5 b. February 25, 1897, d. September 2, 1972
MotherCassie Lura Ferris3,4,1,2,5 b. August 18, 1901, d. December 19, 1972
     Iola Mae "Billie" Rierson was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.1 She was born on June 30, 1923 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6 As of March 16, 1944,her married name was Whitenack.2 She married Lewis Harold Whitenack, son of George Jasper Whitenack and Ollie D. Craghead, on March 16, 1944 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2 Iola Mae "Billie" Rierson died on March 24, 1982 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 58.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 259, District 31, Roanoke, Virginia3
1940Dwelling 208, District 25, Roanoke, Virginia4

Family

Lewis Harold Whitenack b. March 17, 1918, d. March 30, 1996
Marriage*Iola Mae "Billie" Rierson married Lewis Harold Whitenack, son of George Jasper Whitenack and Ollie D. Craghead, on March 16, 1944 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2 
Children
  • Shirley Ann Whitenack7
  • Virginia Carole Whitenack7,2
  • Linda Faye Whitenack7
  • Lewis Harold "Jabo" Whitenack Jr.7

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Melvin William Rierson obituary in the Jun 10, 2015 edition.
  6. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lewis Harold Whitenack obituary in the Apr 1, 1996 edition.

Melvin William Rierson1,2,3,4

M, b. March 2, 1929, d. June 8, 2015
FatherCluber Kirus Rierson5,6,7,3,4 b. February 25, 1897, d. September 2, 1972
MotherCassie Lura Ferris5,7,3,4 b. August 18, 1901, d. December 19, 1972
     Melvin William Rierson was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.4 He was born on March 2, 1929 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2,4 He married Marion Loletta Devenney on March 3, 1953 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,4 Melvin William Rierson died on June 8, 2015 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 86.4 He Surrounded by his loving family, Melvin William Rierson of Roanoke peacefully passed away on Monday, June 8, 2015. He was born March 2, 1929, to the late Cluber K. Rierson and Cassie Rierson Dabbs and was also preceded in death by two sisters, Aldene (Pug Reed and Iola (Billie) Whitenack. His first job was helping with the construction of the concrete silos at the original Roanoke City Mills at the age of 16. He later became a self-employed Concrete Contractor for 65 years and took great pride in his work, leaving his footprint all around the Roanoke Valley. He served in the 101st Airborne stationed in Germany, and his M1 Rifle team represented the United States in a NATO shoot. Pops, or Jimmy as he was affectionately known, was a Floyd County land owner. He enjoyed farming, riding his tractor, making great memories with family and friends, coin collecting, and as an avid marksman, he loved target shooting and reloading ammo. Later in life Pops took great pleasure in supervising the family garden and sitting by the pond, feeding the fish and solving world problems. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marion Devenney Rierson; a daughter, Cynthia Lynn Scott and husband, Leslie; son, Matthew William Rierson and wife, Ann; and granddaughter, Dulaney Ferris Rierson, all of Roanoke; three nieces, Shirley Gerken, of Rescue, Calif., Carole Ferguson, of Roanoke, and Linda Whitenack, of Charlotte, N.C; and one nephew, Lewis Harold Whitenack Jr., of Roanoke. Our heartfelt thanks goes out to the Amedysis Home Healthcare and Hospice Services for the diligent care they bestowed to our Pops and our family. Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with Rev. William H. Smith and Rev. Richard Workowski officiating. The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel on June 10, 2015.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 259, District 31, Roanoke, Virginia5
1940Dwelling 208, District 25, Roanoke, Virginia7

Family

Marion Loletta Devenney
Marriage*Melvin William Rierson married Marion Loletta Devenney on March 3, 1953 at Roanoke, Virginia.3,4 
Children
  • Cynthia Lynn Rierson4
  • Matthew William Rierson4

Citations

  1. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  2. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Melvin William Rierson obituary in the Jun 10, 2015 edition.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Cluber K. Rierson obituary in the Sep 7, 1972 edition.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Glenn Howard Reed1,2,3,4,5

M, b. April 24, 1908, d. April 10, 1960
     Glenn Howard Reed was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 He and Aldene Marie Rierson were divorced.5 Glenn Howard Reed was born on April 24, 1908 at Carthage, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,4 He married Aldene Marie Rierson, daughter of Cluber Kirus Rierson and Cassie Lura Ferris, on July 19, 1942 at Newport News, Virginia.1,2 Glenn Howard Reed died on April 10, 1960 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, at age 51.3,5

Family

Aldene Marie Rierson b. March 28, 1921, d. May 2, 1971
Divorce*He and Aldene Marie Rierson were divorced.5 
Marriage* Glenn Howard Reed married Aldene Marie Rierson, daughter of Cluber Kirus Rierson and Cassie Lura Ferris, on July 19, 1942 at Newport News, Virginia.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S5899] Sunset Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  4. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  5. [S857] Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2018.

Lewis Harold Whitenack1,2,3,4,5

M, b. March 17, 1918, d. March 30, 1996
FatherGeorge Jasper Whitenack3,6,4 b. December 1, 1892, d. February 3, 1966
MotherOllie D. Craghead2,3,6,4 b. August 16, 1895, d. December 5, 1969
     His Social Security Number was 226-18-7623.7 Lewis Harold Whitenack was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.1 He was born on March 17, 1918 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,4 He married Iola Mae "Billie" Rierson, daughter of Cluber Kirus Rierson and Cassie Lura Ferris, on March 16, 1944 at Roanoke, Virginia.5,4 Lewis Harold Whitenack died on March 30, 1996 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 78.7,1,5 He WHITENACK, Lewis Harold, 78, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, March 30, 1996. He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Whitenack and a brother, Robert L. Whitenack. He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Shirley and Ralph Gerken, Carole Newman, Linda Whitenack; son, Lewis Jabo Whitenack; sisters and brother-in-law, Irene and Lubert Brown and Helen Marshall; brother and sister-in-law, George and Marvel Whitenack; grandchildren, Jeff and Beth Gerken, Greg, Robbie, Jim Newman; five great-grandchildren, D.J., Sara, Brittaney, Cory, and Jordan Newman; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 1996 at Oakey's North Chapel with the Rev. Ken Gray officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Oakey's North Chapel. on April 1, 1996.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 246, District 60, Fincastle, Botetourt Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 5, District 3, Amsterdam, Botetourt Co., Virginia6

Family

Iola Mae "Billie" Rierson b. June 30, 1923, d. March 24, 1982
Marriage*Lewis Harold Whitenack married Iola Mae "Billie" Rierson, daughter of Cluber Kirus Rierson and Cassie Lura Ferris, on March 16, 1944 at Roanoke, Virginia.5,4 
Children
  • Shirley Ann Whitenack1
  • Virginia Carole Whitenack1,4
  • Linda Faye Whitenack1
  • Lewis Harold "Jabo" Whitenack Jr.1

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lewis Harold Whitenack obituary in the Apr 1, 1996 edition.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Ollie Craghead Whitenack.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Ollie Craghead Whitenack obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

George Jasper Whitenack1,2,3,4,5

M, b. December 1, 1892, d. February 3, 1966
FatherWilliam Harry Whitenack Jr.1,5 b. June 22, 1840, d. October 15, 1918
MotherSarah E. Vest1,5 b. February 27, 1869, d. April 13, 1965
     George Jasper Whitenack was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,4,5 His Social Security Number was 223-48-2200.7 He was born on December 1, 1892 at Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia; His death certificate has a birth year of 1893.6,1,3,7,4,5 He married Ollie D. Craghead, daughter of Joseph David Stapleton "Stape" Craghead and Matilda Ellen Whitlock, on May 24, 1917 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,5 George Jasper Whitenack died on February 3, 1966 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 73.6,4,5

Census Records

1920Dwelling 246, District 60, Fincastle, Botetourt Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 5, District 3, Amsterdam, Botetourt Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 70, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1920Farmer8
1930Dairy farmer8
1940Farmer9

Family

Ollie D. Craghead b. August 16, 1895, d. December 5, 1969
Marriage*George Jasper Whitenack married Ollie D. Craghead, daughter of Joseph David Stapleton "Stape" Craghead and Matilda Ellen Whitlock, on May 24, 1917 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Ollie Craghead Whitenack obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S4407] Huffville Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  11. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Cledver Ardena "Cleddie" Rierson1

F, b. September 1, 1898, d. October, 1975
FatherJames William "Jim" Rierson Jr.1,2 b. June 16, 1875, d. December 27, 1907
MotherMartha A. "Woodie" Walton1,2,3 b. December 14, 1874, d. October 31, 1961
     Cledver Ardena "Cleddie" Rierson was buried at GreeneLawn Memory Gardens, Greeneville, Greene Co., Tennessee.4 Her Social Security Number was 413-76-3682.5 She was born on September 1, 1898 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,2 She married Posie Eldridge Holt, son of Sparrel Adam Holt and Eliza Jane Collins, on November 27, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of November 27, 1919,her married name was Holt. Cledver Ardena "Cleddie" Rierson died in October, 1975 at Tennessee at age 77.5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 69, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 155, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 82, District 89, Civil District 20, Greene Co., Tennessee6
1930Dwelling 102, District 15, Green Co., Tennessee7

Family

Posie Eldridge Holt b. April 6, 1896, d. February 17, 1966
Marriage*Cledver Ardena "Cleddie" Rierson married Posie Eldridge Holt, son of Sparrel Adam Holt and Eliza Jane Collins, on November 27, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S3652] GreeneLawn Memory Gardens , Greene Co., TN, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1586] Greeneville Sun, The, From the Bonita Holt Barkley obituary in the Oct 2, 2010 edition.
  9. [S1586] Greeneville Sun, The, From the Blondine Mildred Renner obituary in the Mar 14, 2015 edition.
  10. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Mae Richards obituary in the Nov 19, 2008 edition.

Posie Eldridge Holt1,2,3,4,5

M, b. April 6, 1896, d. February 17, 1966
FatherSparrel Adam Holt1,2,3 b. October 5, 1866, d. February 2, 1947
MotherEliza Jane Collins1,2,3 b. December 26, 1873, d. March 9, 1944
     His Social Security Number was 228-16-0034.6 Posie Eldridge Holt was buried at GreeneLawn Memory Gardens, Greeneville, Greene Co., Tennessee.5 He was born on April 6, 1896 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,4,6,5 He married Cledver Ardena "Cleddie" Rierson, daughter of James William "Jim" Rierson Jr. and Martha A. "Woodie" Walton, on November 27, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 Posie Eldridge Holt died on February 17, 1966 at Tennessee at age 69.5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 25, District 42, Civil District 14, Green Co., Tennessee1
1910Dwelling 91, District 84, Civil District 14, Green Co., Tennessee3
1920Dwelling 82, District 89, Civil District 20, Greene Co., Tennessee7
1930Dwelling 102, District 15, Green Co., Tennessee8

Occupation

1920Farmer7
1930Farmer8

Family

Cledver Ardena "Cleddie" Rierson b. September 1, 1898, d. October, 1975
Marriage*Posie Eldridge Holt married Cledver Ardena "Cleddie" Rierson, daughter of James William "Jim" Rierson Jr. and Martha A. "Woodie" Walton, on November 27, 1919 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  5. [S3652] GreeneLawn Memory Gardens , Greene Co., TN, online http://www.findagrave.com
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S1586] Greeneville Sun, The, From the Bonita Holt Barkley obituary in the Oct 2, 2010 edition.
  10. [S1586] Greeneville Sun, The, From the Blondine Mildred Renner obituary in the Mar 14, 2015 edition.
  11. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Mae Richards obituary in the Nov 19, 2008 edition.

Joseph Andrew Poff1,2,3,4

M, b. May 11, 1838, d. July 26, 1865
FatherHenry Adam Poff Sr.5,1,2,3,4 b. February 13, 1792, d. April 26, 1854
MotherSarah Prillaman "Sally" Sowder1,2,3,4 b. March 25, 1794, d. October 11, 1854
     Joseph Andrew Poff was buried at Giles W. Huff Cemetery (also known as Sowder-King Cemetery), Floyd Co., Virginia.6 He was born on May 11, 1838 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,3,4 He married Emily Sumpter, daughter of Richard Sumpter and Catherine "Caty" Sowder, on August 21, 1857 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Joseph Andrew Poff POFF, Joseph A.: Co. I, 54th Infantry. Enlisted on ?. Deserted on 10 Feb 1865. Resident of Copper Hill, Floyd County. circa 1861.7 He married Elizabeth Snuffer, daughter of John/Johannes Snuffer and Hannah Huff, on February 28, 1862 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Joseph Andrew Poff died on July 26, 1865 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 27; Died of typhoid fever.6,4

Census Records

1850Dwelling 226, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1860Dwelling 456, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1860Farmer8

Family 1

Emily Sumpter b. June 28, 1837, d. January 25, 1862
Marriage*Joseph Andrew Poff married Emily Sumpter, daughter of Richard Sumpter and Catherine "Caty" Sowder, on August 21, 1857 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Family 2

Elizabeth Snuffer b. March 3, 1835, d. October 8, 1919
Marriage*Joseph Andrew Poff married Elizabeth Snuffer, daughter of John/Johannes Snuffer and Hannah Huff, on February 28, 1862 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1891] H. Wade Doyle, "Register Report for Zacharias Pfaff."
  4. [S6393] Logan Reed Jennings, "The Poffs of Floyd County, Virginia."
  5. [S352] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book C, From the will of Henry Poff, page 191.
  6. [S217] Glenna G. Garner, Giles W. Huff Cemetery.
  7. [S761] George L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver, The Virginia Regimental Histories Series, 54th Virginia Infantry.
  8. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S1424] Virginia Genealogical Society, Death Records Indexing Project.
  10. [S2413] Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708660
  11. [S2414] Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708697
  12. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  13. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  14. [S921] Larry G. Shuck, Fayette Co. WV Marriages 1832-1853 and 1865-1903.
  15. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Dennis Haden Poff death certificate.

Charles Kenneth Breedlove1,2,3

M, b. September 20, 1927, d. April 14, 2008
     Charles Kenneth Breedlove was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Courthouse Road, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.1 He married Esther Mae Rakes, daughter of William Haden/Hayden "Will Ike" Poff and Mayora Jane "Ora" Rierson. Charles Kenneth Breedlove was born on September 20, 1927 at Honaker, Russell Co., Virginia.1,2,3 He died on April 14, 2008 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 80.1 He Charles Kenneth Breedlove, 80, of Bland, Va., passed away on Monday, April 14, 2008, at New River Valley Medical Center. He was born September 20, 1927, in Russell County, Va., son of the late Alden James and Lillian Sword Breedlove. After serving in the United States Air Force, Kenneth worked for the railroad and then as a maintenance supervisor for Chrysler Corporation in Delaware. He lived for fifteen years with his sister, Ella Mae Fanning, in Greenville, Va., and has resided with his brother, Loyd (Bill) Breedlove of Bland, for the past eight years. Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene Breedlove; sisters, Irene Stump and Ella Mae Fanning; brother, Harold Breedlove; and brothers-in-law, Leemon Stump, Robert Fanning and Bill Bird. He is survived by sisters, Mary Bird, of Rocky Gap, Va., and Marrgaret and Bill French, of Narrows, Va; his brother, Loyd (Bill) and wife, Allene H. Breedlove, Bland; and sister-in-law, Blanche Breedlove, of Salem, Va. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and special friends, Frank and Norma Scammell, Carolyn Carver and Angie Hodge. Funeral services will be held at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home in White Gate, Va., at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2008. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service. Ministers will be the Rev. Danny Shortridge and the Rev. Andy Howdock. Interment will be Friday, April 18, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, W.Va. on April 16, 2008.1

Family

Esther Mae Rakes b. May 2, 1930, d. December 28, 1994
Marriage*He married Esther Mae Rakes, daughter of William Haden/Hayden "Will Ike" Poff and Mayora Jane "Ora" Rierson

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles Kenneth Breedlove obituary in the Apr 16, 2008 edition.
  2. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  3. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.