Joseph Landon Clower1,2

M, b. March 8, 1878, d. May 4, 1958
FatherJames B. Clower1,2 b. December 12, 1850, d. May 26, 1929
MotherCerena Jane "Rena" Hale2,1 b. October 8, 1853, d. June 12, 1936
     Joseph Landon Clower was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,1 He was born on March 8, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 He married Charlotte Della "Dellie" Iddings, daughter of James William Iddings and Lutishia "Letitia" "Tishia" "Littua" Shockey, in 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 Joseph Landon Clower died on May 4, 1958 at age 80.3,1

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 133, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 44, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 127, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 97, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1910Farmer6
1920Farmer7
1930Farmer8
1940Farmer9

Family

Charlotte Della "Dellie" Iddings b. July 10, 1883, d. February 21, 1975
Marriage*Joseph Landon Clower married Charlotte Della "Dellie" Iddings, daughter of James William Iddings and Lutishia "Letitia" "Tishia" "Littua" Shockey, in 1901 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  4. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Elliott Daryl Clower1,2

M, b. July 2, 1908, d. October 14, 1989
FatherJoseph Landon Clower2,3,4,5 b. March 8, 1878, d. May 4, 1958
MotherCharlotte Della "Dellie" Iddings2,3,4,5 b. July 10, 1883, d. February 21, 1975
     His Social Security Number was 231-18-5924.6 Elliott Daryl Clower married Ressie Hungate.1,2 Elliott Daryl Clower was born on July 2, 1908 at Virginia.1,2,6 He died on October 14, 1989 at age 81.1,2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 133, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 44, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 127, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 98, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Occupation

1930Farm laborer5
1940Truck driver7

Family

Ressie Hungate b. October 6, 1906, d. March 11, 1982
Marriage*Elliott Daryl Clower married Ressie Hungate.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Ressie Hungate1,2

F, b. October 6, 1906, d. March 11, 1982
     Ressie Hungate married Elliott Daryl Clower, son of Joseph Landon Clower and Charlotte Della "Dellie" Iddings.1,2 Her Social Security Number was 231-42-1171.3 Her married name was Clower. Ressie Hungate was born on October 6, 1906 at Virginia.1,2,3 She died on March 11, 1982 at age 75.1,2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 98, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

Elliott Daryl Clower b. July 2, 1908, d. October 14, 1989
Marriage*Ressie Hungate married Elliott Daryl Clower, son of Joseph Landon Clower and Charlotte Della "Dellie" Iddings.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Harless Alvin Clower Sr.1,2,3,4

M, b. December 5, 1918, d. November 15, 2000
FatherArchie Whitfield Clower1,5,6,7,8,9,10,3 b. January 2, 1885, d. October 9, 1969
MotherMartha Washington Iddings1,5,6,7,8,9,10,3 b. February 22, 1891, d. February 21, 1973
     Harless Alvin Clower Sr. was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 His Social Security Number was 231-16-7036.11 He was born on December 5, 1918 at Floyd Co., Virginia.11,5,3,4 He married Reba Earnestine Alley, daughter of Hosea Dillard "Hosie" Alley and Lillie Clara Duncan, on December 24, 1941 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,12,5 Harless Alvin Clower Sr. died on November 15, 2000 at Virginia at age 81.2,11 He CLOWER, Harless Alvin Sr., 81, of Pilot, died Wednesday, November 15, 2000, following a battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Reba A. Clower, and two sisters. He was a faithful member of Abundant Life Fellowship of Pilot. He was a veteran of World War II and he retired from Burlington Industries. He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Geraldine Clower, Dianne and Wendell Light; one son and daughter-in-law, Harless Clower, Jr. and Lola; four grandchildren, Michelle Lyons and husband, Steve, Brian Light and fiance, Teresa Burton, Nathan Clower, Amanda Light; one great-grandchild, Zachary; one sister, Mattie Graham; a host of nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Claudia and the staff at New River Valley Hospice for their wonderful care. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Horne Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Reverends Layne Board, Leon Alley and Larry Meadors. Interment will follow in Huffville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Floyd County Rescue Squad and New River Valley Hospice. Arrangements are being handled by Horne Funeral Service in Christiansburg. on November 16, 2000.2

Census Records

1920Dwelling 42, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 123, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 101, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Occupation

1940Farm laborer10

Family

Reba Earnestine Alley b. September 23, 1923, d. December 29, 1999
Marriage*Harless Alvin Clower Sr. married Reba Earnestine Alley, daughter of Hosea Dillard "Hosie" Alley and Lillie Clara Duncan, on December 24, 1941 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,12,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Harless Alvin Clower, Sr., obituary in the Nov 16, 2000 edition.
  3. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  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. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  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. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Martha Iddings Clower obituary in the Mar 1, 1973 edition.
  9. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the Archie W. Clower obituary in the Oct 10, 1969 edition.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Reba Aley Clower obituary in the Dec 31, 1999 edition.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Geraldine Sue Clower obituary in the Sep 23, 2010 edition.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Reba Earnestine Alley1,2,3,4

F, b. September 23, 1923, d. December 29, 1999
FatherHosea Dillard "Hosie" Alley1,4 b. March 14, 1882, d. November 17, 1930
MotherLillie Clara Duncan1,4 b. May 28, 1884, d. March 15, 1955
     Her Social Security Number was 224-24-4345.5 Reba Earnestine Alley was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on September 23, 1923 at Pilot, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,3,4 She married Harless Alvin Clower Sr., son of Archie Whitfield Clower and Martha Washington Iddings, on December 24, 1941 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,6 As of December 24, 1941,her married name was Clower. Reba Earnestine Alley died on December 29, 1999 at Pilot, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 76.5,2 She CLOWER, Reba Alley, 76, of Pilot, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at her home. She was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years, Harless Clower, Sr; two daughters and a son-in-law, Geraldine Clower, Dianne and Wendell Light; one son and daughter-in-law, Harless Clower, Jr. and Lola; four grandchildren, Michelle Lyons and husband, Steve, Brian Light and fiance, Teresa Burton, Nathan Clower and Amanda Light. She is also survived by one sister, Ruby Thompson; and a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Clower was a faithful member of Abundant Life Fellowship. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 1, 2000 at the Horne Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Larry Meadors and Rev. Leon Alley. Interment will follow in the Huffville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Floyd County Rescue Squad. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at the Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg. on December 31, 1999.2

Family

Harless Alvin Clower Sr. b. December 5, 1918, d. November 15, 2000
Marriage*She married Harless Alvin Clower Sr., son of Archie Whitfield Clower and Martha Washington Iddings, on December 24, 1941 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Reba Aley Clower obituary in the Dec 31, 1999 edition.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Harless Alvin Clower, Sr., obituary in the Nov 16, 2000 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Geraldine Sue Clower obituary in the Sep 23, 2010 edition.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Geraldine Sue Clower1,2,3,4,5,6

F, b. July 8, 1942, d. September 21, 2010
FatherHarless Alvin Clower Sr.1,2,3,4 b. December 5, 1918, d. November 15, 2000
MotherReba Earnestine Alley1,2,3,4 b. September 23, 1923, d. December 29, 1999
     Geraldine Sue Clower was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5 She was born on July 8, 1942 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,5,7 She died on September 21, 2010 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 68.4,5,6 She Geraldine Sue Clower, 68, of Pilot, Va., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was a member of Abundant Life Fellowship Church in Pilot, and a long time employee of Roses Department Store in Christiansburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harless and Reba Clower. She is survived by her sister, Dianne (Wendell) Light; her brother, Harless (Lola) Clower; nieces, Michelle (Steve) Lyons, and Amanda (Steve) Haynes; nephews, Brian (Teresa) Light, and Nathan Clower; and greatnieces and nephews, Zach, Brittany, Rylee, Kendall, Robert, and Brandon also survive. The family wishes to thank Skyline Nursing and Rehab for the caring of Geraldine for the past seven years. Thanks also to Carilion New River Hospice. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 24, 2010, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Horne Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. on Friday in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel with ministers Larry Meadors and Leon Alley officiating. Burial will follow in Huffville Cemetery, Floyd. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting hornefuneralservice.com. The Clower family is being served by Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg, Va., 540-382-2612. on September 23, 2010.4

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Reba Aley Clower obituary in the Dec 31, 1999 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Harless Alvin Clower, Sr., obituary in the Nov 16, 2000 edition.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Geraldine Sue Clower obituary in the Sep 23, 2010 edition.
  5. [S4407] Huffville Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.

David W. Terry1,2,3,4

M, b. circa 1770, d. November 12, 1865
FatherBarton Terry d. 1822
     David W. Terry was born circa 1770 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia; The 1850 Census has his age as an unlikely 93.3,4 He married Leticia/Lettice B. "Letty" Nash on January 3, 1799 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.1,2 David W. Terry died on November 12, 1865 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.4

Census Records

1850Dwelling 987, Southern District, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia3

Occupation

1850Farmer3

Family

Leticia/Lettice B. "Letty" Nash
Marriage*David W. Terry married Leticia/Lettice B. "Letty" Nash on January 3, 1799 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1739] Lindsay Knorr, Marriage Bonds and Ministers' Returns of Pittsylvania County, VA 1767-1805.
  2. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  3. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5752] Unknown compiler, Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917.
  5. [S1527] Kathleen Booth Williams, Marriages of Pittsylvania Co., VA 1806-1830.

Forrest Alden Light1,2

M, b. July 30, 1909, d. February 11, 2001
FatherGrover Alden/Alvin Light3,1,2,4,5,6,7,8 b. June 25, 1889, d. October 22, 1974
MotherFlora A. Iddings3,1,2,4,6,7,8 b. January 2, 1892, d. November 30, 1962
     Forrest Alden Light was buried at Iddings Cemetery, intersection of Daniel's Run Road and Huffville Road, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 His Social Security Number was 227-46-6602.9 He was born on July 30, 1909 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,1,2,4 He married Mildred Lee Dobbins, daughter of James Cabell Dobbins and Mary Katherine/Catherine Lawrence, on July 7, 1934 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,4,10 Forrest Alden Light died on February 11, 2001 at Virginia at age 91.1,9 He LIGHT, Forrest Alden, 91, of Pilot, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2001. Born July 30, 1909, he was the son of the late Grover and Flora Iddings Light. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Allene Criner and a grandson, Phillip Correll. Mr. Light was a member of Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mildred Light, Pilot; daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Wayne Correll, Roanoke; four sons and daughters-in-law, Melvin and Beverly Light, Vinton, Wendell and Dianne Light, Donald and Beverly Light, Ronald and Julia Light, all of Pilot; sister, Bertha Wimmer, Riner; ten grandchildren, Joan and Mark Kesterson, Jeff and Kim Light, Jerry and Teresa Light, Larry Light, Barry Light, Brian Light, Paul Light, Tammy Light, Amanda Light, Jason Light; and great-grandson, Zachary. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Red Oak Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Elbert Lee Naff, Rev. Hebron Quesenberry, and Rev. Jimmy Cannaday officiating. Interment will follow in Iddings Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. on February 13, 2001.1

Census Records

1910Dwelling 24, District 50, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 120, District 88, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 177, District 1, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 44, District 32-1, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Occupation

1930Farm laborer8
1940Farmer11

Family

Mildred Lee Dobbins b. July 13, 1911, d. April 12, 2007
Marriage*Forrest Alden Light married Mildred Lee Dobbins, daughter of James Cabell Dobbins and Mary Katherine/Catherine Lawrence, on July 7, 1934 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,4,10 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Forrest Alden Light obituary in the Feb 13, 2001 edition.
  2. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Flora Iddings Light obituary in the Dec 6, 1962 edition.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Grover A. Light obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mildred Lee Dobbins Light obituary in the Apr 13, 2007 edition.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Phillip W. Correll obituary in the Mar 18, 1991 edition.
  13. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Ronald K. Light obituary in the Oct 24, 2001 edition.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Beverly Cash Light obituary in the Apr 4, 2002 edition.
  16. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  17. [S891] VA Montgomery Co., Register 5, Montgomery Co., VA Marriage Records.

Mildred Lee Dobbins1,2,3,4

F, b. July 13, 1911, d. April 12, 2007
FatherJames Cabell Dobbins1,2,4
MotherMary Katherine/Catherine Lawrence1,2,4 b. November 20, 1890, d. March 14, 1973
     Mildred Lee Dobbins was buried at Iddings Cemetery, intersection of Daniel's Run Road and Huffville Road, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 She was born on July 13, 1911 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,5,3,4 She married Forrest Alden Light, son of Grover Alden/Alvin Light and Flora A. Iddings, on July 7, 1934 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3,4 As of July 7, 1934,her married name was Light. Mildred Lee Dobbins died on April 12, 2007 at Virginia at age 95.4 She Mildred Lee Dobbins Light, 95, of Pilot, went to be with the Lord on April 12, 2007. She was born July 13, 1911 to the late Cabell and Mary Dobbins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Light; son, Ronald Light; sisters, Edith and Martha Shelton; brother, James Dobbins; grandson, Phillip Correll and daughter-in-law, Beverly Light. She was a member of Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren. Mildred taught school in one-room schools at Rifton, Poff and Possum Hollow in Floyd and Montgomery Counties. She will be greatly missed by all. Our loss is heaven's gain. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Wayne Correll, Roanoke; sons and daughters-in-law, Melvin and Shirley Light, Troutville, Wendell and Dianne Light, Donald and Beverly Light, all of Pilot; daughter-in-law, Julia Light, Pilot; grandchildren, Joan (Mark) Kesterson, Jeff (Kim), Barry (Heather), Larry, Paul, Tammy, Brian (Teresa), Amanda (Steve), Jerry (Teresa), Jason (Alyssa) Light; great-grandchildren, John, Zach, Gabrielle, Brittany, Robert, Brandon and MacKenzie; sisters, Helen Dobbins, Virginia (Irvin) Yates of Christiansburg; two sisters-in-law, Bertha Wimmer, Lucille Dobbins, both of Christiansburg. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2007 at Gardner Funeral Home with the Revs. Hebron Quesenberry, Jimmy Cannaday and Elbert Lee Naff officiating. Interment will follow at Iddings Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. on Saturday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Arrangements by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd. on April 13, 2007.4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 44, District 32-1, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Forrest Alden Light b. July 30, 1909, d. February 11, 2001
Marriage*Mildred Lee Dobbins married Forrest Alden Light, son of Grover Alden/Alvin Light and Flora A. Iddings, on July 7, 1934 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mildred Lee Dobbins Light obituary in the Apr 13, 2007 edition.
  5. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Mildred D. Light 90th birthday announcement in the Sep 15, 2005 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Forrest Alden Light obituary in the Feb 13, 2001 edition.
  8. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Ronald K. Light obituary in the Oct 24, 2001 edition.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  10. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S891] VA Montgomery Co., Register 5, Montgomery Co., VA Marriage Records.

Grover Alden/Alvin Light1,2,3,4

M, b. June 25, 1889, d. October 22, 1974
FatherJoseph Owen Light3,1,5 b. August 31, 1856, d. January 31, 1927
MotherLouisa Frances Amos3,1 b. April 20, 1858, d. May 11, 1894
     Grover Alden/Alvin Light was buried at Iddings Cemetery, intersection of Daniel's Run Road and Huffville Road, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,3,7 His Social Security Number was 225-48-8994.8 He FLOYD - Grover A. Light, age 85, died in Montgomery County Hospital Tuesday, October 22, 1974. He was a retired blacksmith and farmer. Surviving are one son, Forrest A. Light, Floyd; two daughters, Mrs. Allene L. Criner, Salem; Mrs. Bertha L. Wimmer, Christiansburg; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Dulaney, Quincy, Ill; four halfsisters, Mrs. Josie Lawrence, Christiansburg; Mrs. Flora Ziegler, Perryville, Md; Mrs. Helen Cox, Riner; Mrs. Clara Jackson, Havre de Grace, Md; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral was Thursday, October 24, 1974, at 1:00 p.m. at Camp Bethel United Methodist Church with interment in Iddings Cemetery.7 He was born on June 25, 1889 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,8,2,9,4 He married Flora A. Iddings, daughter of Anderson Lafayette Iddings and Laura L. Whitenack, on May 14, 1908 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,10,9 Grover Alden/Alvin Light died on October 22, 1974 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 85.6,9,7

Census Records

1900Dwelling 136, District 17, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 24, District 50, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1920Dwelling 120, District 88, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1930Dwelling 177, District 1, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia13
1940Dwelling 49, District 32-1, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia14

Occupation

1910Farmer11
1920Farmer12
1930Farmer13
1940Farmer14

Family

Flora A. Iddings b. January 2, 1892, d. November 30, 1962
Marriage*Grover Alden/Alvin Light married Flora A. Iddings, daughter of Anderson Lafayette Iddings and Laura L. Whitenack, on May 14, 1908 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,10,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S49] Jr. Howard G. Spradlin, "Joseph Owen Light," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 30, 2003.
  4. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  7. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Grover A. Light obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  10. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Flora Iddings Light obituary in the Dec 6, 1962 edition.
  11. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Forrest Alden Light obituary in the Feb 13, 2001 edition.
  16. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  17. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  18. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  19. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bertha Light Wimmer obituary in the Sep 19, 2009 edition.

Flora A. Iddings1,2,3

F, b. January 2, 1892, d. November 30, 1962
FatherAnderson Lafayette Iddings1,2,3 b. October 11, 1864, d. September 11, 1951
MotherLaura L. Whitenack1,2,3 b. November 18, 1868, d. June 6, 1941
     Flora A. Iddings was buried at Iddings Cemetery, intersection of Daniel's Run Road and Huffville Road, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5 She was born on January 2, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 She married Grover Alden/Alvin Light, son of Joseph Owen Light and Louisa Frances Amos, on May 14, 1908 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,2 As of May 14, 1908,her married name was Light. Flora A. Iddings died on November 30, 1962 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 70.5 She Mrs Flora Iddings Light 70, died Saturday at her home. Surviving are her husband Grover A. Light, Floyd; two daughters, Mrs. Glenn Criner, Salem; Mrs Glenn Wimmer, Christiansburg; a son, Forest A. Light, Floyd; three sisters, Miss Bertie Iddings, Mrs. A. L. Lawrence, both of Floyd; Mrs. K. E. Sutphin, Pilot; four brothers, W. D. Iddings, Bluefield, W. V; Oakley Iddings, Roanoke; Herbert Iddings, Floyd; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral was Monday at Bethlehem Methodist Church by the Rev. B. S. Pitsinger and Elder Archie Naff. Burial was in the Iddings Cemetery. on December 6, 1962.5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 141, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 24, District 50, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 120, District 88, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 177, District 1, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1940Dwelling 49, District 32-1, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

Grover Alden/Alvin Light b. June 25, 1889, d. October 22, 1974
Marriage*Flora A. Iddings married Grover Alden/Alvin Light, son of Joseph Owen Light and Louisa Frances Amos, on May 14, 1908 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  5. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Flora Iddings Light obituary in the Dec 6, 1962 edition.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Forrest Alden Light obituary in the Feb 13, 2001 edition.
  11. [S55] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 2, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  13. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bertha Light Wimmer obituary in the Sep 19, 2009 edition.

Joseph Owen Light1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. August 31, 1856, d. January 31, 1927
FatherHenry Washington Light7,4,1,8,5 b. October 29, 1826, d. February 4, 1904
MotherNancy Cole7,4,1,8,5 b. June 3, 1821, d. November 26, 1896
     Joseph Owen Light was buried at Cole Cemetery, on the J. Kyle Cole farm, near junction Rts. 612 & 673, Flint/Double Springs area, Floyd Co., Virginia.9,10 He was born on August 31, 1856 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,9,10,1 He married Louisa Frances Amos, daughter of James W. Amos and Elvira Fords, on June 20, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Joseph Owen Light married Sarah Amanda Hale, daughter of William Francis Hale and Louella S. Martin, on December 20, 1894 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 Joseph Owen Light died on January 31, 1927 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 70.7,4,9,10,11

Census Records

1860Dwelling 67, District 10, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1870Dwelling 283, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1880Dwelling 107, District 137, Pipestem, Summers Co., West Virginia12
1900Dwelling 136, District 17, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia13
1910Dwelling 21, District 50, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia14
1920Dwelling 91, District 98, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia15

Occupation

1880Farmer12
1900Blacksmith13
1910Blacksmith14
1920Farmer15

Family 1

Louisa Frances Amos b. April 20, 1858, d. May 11, 1894
Marriage*Joseph Owen Light married Louisa Frances Amos, daughter of James W. Amos and Elvira Fords, on June 20, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Family 2

Sarah Amanda Hale b. April 21, 1870, d. November 30, 1922
Marriage*Joseph Owen Light married Sarah Amanda Hale, daughter of William Francis Hale and Louella S. Martin, on December 20, 1894 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S764] Edgar L. Vest, Joseph Owen Light in "Floyd Co., Virginia Listserve," listserve message Feb 12, 2003.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S49] Jr. Howard G. Spradlin, "Joseph Owen Light," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 30, 2003.
  5. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Clara Frances Light Jackson obituary in the Jan 21, 1982 edition.
  7. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  8. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S269] Edgar L. Vest, Cole Family Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  10. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  11. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  12. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.
  17. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  18. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  19. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  20. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Copley-Light marriage record.

Louisa Frances Amos1,2,3

F, b. April 20, 1858, d. May 11, 1894
FatherJames W. Amos3,2
MotherElvira Fords3,2
     Louisa Frances Amos was buried at Amos Cemetery, off Peter Amos Road, off Rt. 219 between Linside and Union, Monroe Co., West Virginia.1,3 She was born on April 20, 1858 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2 She married Joseph Owen Light, son of Henry Washington Light and Nancy Cole, on June 20, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 As of June 20, 1878,her married name was Light. Louisa Frances Amos died on May 11, 1894 at Lindside, Monroe Co., West Virginia, at age 36.3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 107, District 137, Pipestem, Summers Co., West Virginia4

Family

Joseph Owen Light b. August 31, 1856, d. January 31, 1927
Marriage*Louisa Frances Amos married Joseph Owen Light, son of Henry Washington Light and Nancy Cole, on June 20, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S764] Edgar L. Vest, Joseph Owen Light in "Floyd Co., Virginia Listserve," listserve message Feb 12, 2003.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S49] Jr. Howard G. Spradlin, "Joseph Owen Light," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 30, 2003.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.

Sarah Amanda Hale1,2,3,4

F, b. April 21, 1870, d. November 30, 1922
FatherWilliam Francis Hale3,2 b. October 1, 1849, d. November 23, 1926
MotherLouella S. Martin3,2 b. November 19, 1852, d. April 28, 1878
     Sarah Amanda Hale was buried at Cole Cemetery, on the J. Kyle Cole farm, near junction Rts. 612 & 673, Flint/Double Springs area, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6 She was born on April 21, 1870 at Patrick Co., Virginia.3,5,6 She married Joseph Owen Light, son of Henry Washington Light and Nancy Cole, on December 20, 1894 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4 As of December 20, 1894,her married name was Light. Sarah Amanda Hale died on November 30, 1922 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 52.3,5,6

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1900Dwelling 136, District 17, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1910Dwelling 21, District 50, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1920Dwelling 91, District 98, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia10

Family

Joseph Owen Light b. August 31, 1856, d. January 31, 1927
Marriage*Sarah Amanda Hale married Joseph Owen Light, son of Henry Washington Light and Nancy Cole, on December 20, 1894 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S49] Jr. Howard G. Spradlin, "Joseph Owen Light," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 30, 2003.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Clara Frances Light Jackson obituary in the Jan 21, 1982 edition.
  5. [S269] Edgar L. Vest, Cole Family Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  6. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  12. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  13. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  14. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Copley-Light marriage record.

Amanda Gayle Light1,2,3

F, b. September 12, 1975, d. October 23, 2014
FatherWendell Alden Light4,5,1,2
MotherDianne Opal Clower4,5,1,2
     Amanda Gayle Light was buried at Iddings Cemetery, intersection of Daniel's Run Road and Huffville Road, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on September 12, 1975 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 As of May 19, 2007,her married name was Haynes.6 She married Stephen Neil "Steve" Haynes on May 19, 2007 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,2 Amanda Gayle Light died on October 23, 2014 at Virginia at age 39.2 She Amanda Gayle Light Haynes, 39, of Pilot, Va., passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014, after a two year battle with triple negative breast cancer. She was a 1993 graduate of Floyd County High School, and was employed at BB&T Bank in Christiansburg. She was known for her beautiful smile and her concern for others. She is survived by her son, Zachary Noah Light; her daughters, Kendall Shay Haynes and Keaton Mae Haynes; and their father, Stephen Haynes. She is also survived by her parents, Wendell and Dianne Light; her brother and his wife, Brian and Teresa Light; and a special niece, Brittany Light. Also surviving are her in-laws, Richard and Jackie Haynes, Scott and Maeve Haynes, Stacy and Drew Viers; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m.on Sunday, October 26, 2014, at Fellowship Baptist Church, 3795 Surface Road, Riner, Va., with Pastor James Bradley officiating. Interment will follow at the Iddings Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 25, 2014,from 4until 7 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church. The family expresses their thanks to Duke Cancer Center and Dr. Robert Rotche and staff at Blue Ridge Cancer Center for their care and concern these past two years. on October 25, 2014.2

Family 1

Child
  • Zachary Noah Light2

Family 2

Stephen Neil "Steve" Haynes
Marriage*She married Stephen Neil "Steve" Haynes on May 19, 2007 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,2 
Children
  • Kendall Shay Haynes2
  • Keaton Mae Haynes2

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Amanda Gayle Light Haynes obituary in the Oct 25, 2014 edition.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Reba Aley Clower obituary in the Dec 31, 1999 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Harless Alvin Clower, Sr., obituary in the Nov 16, 2000 edition.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Geraldine Sue Clower obituary in the Sep 23, 2010 edition.

Shelton Leek/Leak Conner1,2,3,4

M, b. March 4, 1858, d. April 3, 1937
FatherJonathan Conner5,6,7,8,2,4 b. April 20, 1831, d. April 18, 1914
MotherMahala Thrash6,5,7,8,2,4 b. July 15, 1830, d. December 23, 1907
     Shelton Leek/Leak Conner was buried at Valentine Thrash Cemetery, on his property on Thrash’s Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia.9,10,4 He was born on March 4, 1858 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,11,7,5,10,4 He married Sarah Byar "Sallie" Hall, daughter of John Lee Hall and Ellen/Ellender "Nellie" Conner, on January 31, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia; The family bible says the marriage date was Jan 29, 1878.5,7,3 Shelton Leek/Leak Conner died on April 3, 1937 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 79.9,11,7,10,4

Census Records

1860Dwelling 399, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1870Dwelling 197, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1880Dwelling 483, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13
1900Dwelling 218, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia14
1910Dwelling 64, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia15
1920Dwelling 140, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia16

Occupation

1880Farm laborer12
1900Farmer14
1910Farmer15
1920Farmer16

Family

Sarah Byar "Sallie" Hall b. February 24, 1859, d. March 4, 1956
Marriage*Shelton Leek/Leak Conner married Sarah Byar "Sallie" Hall, daughter of John Lee Hall and Ellen/Ellender "Nellie" Conner, on January 31, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia; The family bible says the marriage date was Jan 29, 1878.5,7,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Mahala Thrash Conner obituary in an undated edition.
  2. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Mahala Thrash Conner obituary in Dec 27, 1907 edition.
  7. [S590] Jonathan Conner Family Bible.
  8. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S320] Author unknown, Family graveyard on Valentine Thrash land grant, Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., VA.
  10. [S3628] Valentine Thrash Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vafloyd/valentine-thrash-cemetery.htm
  11. [S274] Robert & Juanita Elmore Conner, "Personal Papers of Robert & Juanita Elmore Conner."
  12. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  17. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  18. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  19. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Conner-Foley marriage record.

Archie Preston Naff1

M, b. September 26, 1894, d. February 11, 1980
     Archie Preston Naff was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,3 His Social Security Number was 223-50-1259.4 He The Reverend Archie P. Naff, age 85, of Rt. 1, Pilot, died Monday in the Montgomery County Hospital. He was a minister in the Church of the Brethren for 45 years and for many years served as Pastor of the Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren in Floyd and Montgomery Counties. Surviving are his wife, Melissa M. Naff; six daughters, Mrs. Ruth Zeigler, Mrs. Myrtle Joyce Bibb, both of Salem; Mrs. Melba Bryant, Mrs. Lola Clower, both of Pilot; Mrs. Helen Altizer, Riner; Mrs. Dianne Trump, Christiansburg; six sons, Preston Naff, Roanoke; Arnold Naff, Bassett; Elbert Lee Naff, Paul Naff, William Naff, Harold Naff, all of Pilot; two sisters, Mrs. H., T. (EIla) Williams; Floyd; Miss Della Naff, Roanoke; 34 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren. One son, James Naff preceded him in death in 1975. Funeral services were conducted from the Christiansburg Church of the Brethren, Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Donald Clay, the Reverend Donald Flory and Mr. Paul Reed officiating. Internment followed in Sunset Cemetery.3 He was born on September 26, 1894 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4,5 He married Melissa Lola Martin, daughter of Giles David Martin and Esta Lee Reed, on April 4, 1926 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 Archie Preston Naff died on February 11, 1980 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 85.2,3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 4, District 14, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia7

Occupation

1930Mail carrier7

Family

Melissa Lola Martin b. January 8, 1909, d. March 23, 1998
Marriage*Archie Preston Naff married Melissa Lola Martin, daughter of Giles David Martin and Esta Lee Reed, on April 4, 1926 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Archie P. Naff obituary in an undated edition.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Melissa Lola Martin Naff obituary in the Mar 25, 1998 edition.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Melba Naff Bryant obituary in the Nov 29, 1995 edition.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Lewis Naff obituary in the May 25, 1997 edition.
  10. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.
  11. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Harold Gene Naff obituary in an undated edition.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the A. Preston Naff obituary in the Jan 31, 2000 edition.
  13. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  14. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the J. T. Naff obituary in an undated edition.

Melissa Lola Martin1

F, b. January 8, 1909, d. March 23, 1998
FatherGiles David Martin2,1 b. December 25, 1876, d. April 5, 1965
MotherEsta Lee Reed2,1 b. May 13, 1884, d. May 16, 1969
     Her Social Security Number was 225-48-3866.3 Melissa Lola Martin was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,4 She was born on January 8, 1909 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2,3,1 She married Archie Preston Naff on April 4, 1926 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 As of April 4, 1926,her married name was Naff. Melissa Lola Martin died on March 23, 1998 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 89.4,2 She NAFF, Melissa Lola Martin, 89, of Pilot, died Monday, March 23, 1998, in the Columbia Montgomery Regional Hospital. She was born January 8, 1909 to the late Giles and Esta Martin. She was a lifelong member of the Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren, where she served as organist until her illness. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister; her husband of 54 years, Rev. Archie Naff; three sons, Rev. J. T. Naff, Harold Naff, and Bill Naff; three daughters, Dianne Trump, Ruth Zeigler, and Melba Bryant. She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. and Mrs. Preston Naff of Roanoke, Rev. and Mrs.. Arnold Naff, Rev. and Mrs.. Elbert Naff, and Paul Naff, all of Pilot; three daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Harry Moore of Roanoke, Helen Altizer of Riner, and Lola and Harless Clower of Pilot; one brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Bettie Martin of Charlotte, N.C; daughters-in-law, Brenda Naff of Pilot, and Helen Breeding of Christiansburg; a son-in-law, Elmer Zeigler of Salem; 34 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 26, 1998, at 11 a.m. at the Christiansburg Church of the Brethren, conducted by Pastor Don Peters. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery. Friends may call at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home after noon Wednesday, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Arrangements are being handled by Richardson-Horne Funeral Home in Christiansburg. on March 25, 1998.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 4, District 14, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia5

Family

Archie Preston Naff b. September 26, 1894, d. February 11, 1980
Marriage*Melissa Lola Martin married Archie Preston Naff on April 4, 1926 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Melissa Lola Martin Naff obituary in the Mar 25, 1998 edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Melba Naff Bryant obituary in the Nov 29, 1995 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Lewis Naff obituary in the May 25, 1997 edition.
  8. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.
  9. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Harold Gene Naff obituary in an undated edition.
  10. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Archie P. Naff obituary in an undated edition.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the A. Preston Naff obituary in the Jan 31, 2000 edition.
  13. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the J. T. Naff obituary in an undated edition.

Giles David Martin1,2,3

M, b. December 25, 1876, d. April 5, 1965
FatherJohn W. Martin3 b. October 2, 1827, d. March 23, 1891
MotherCynthia Martha F. Martin3 b. August 17, 1838, d. August 11, 1934
     Giles David Martin was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He was born on December 25, 1876 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 He married Esta Lee Reed, daughter of John Fleming Reed and Isadora Charlotte "Dora" Puckett, on March 15, 1903 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3 Giles David Martin died on April 5, 1965 at age 88.1,2

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Esta Lee Reed b. May 13, 1884, d. May 16, 1969
Marriage*Giles David Martin married Esta Lee Reed, daughter of John Fleming Reed and Isadora Charlotte "Dora" Puckett, on March 15, 1903 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Melissa Lola Martin Naff obituary in the Mar 25, 1998 edition.
  7. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Esta Lee Reed1,2,3

F, b. May 13, 1884, d. May 16, 1969
FatherJohn Fleming Reed2,3 b. July 28, 1850, d. April 28, 1919
MotherIsadora Charlotte "Dora" Puckett b. March 5, 1856, d. April 23, 1892
     Esta Lee Reed was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,1 She was born on May 13, 1884 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,1,2 She married Giles David Martin, son of John W. Martin and Cynthia Martha F. Martin, on March 15, 1903 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2 As of March 15, 1903,her married name was Martin. Esta Lee Reed died on May 16, 1969 at age 85.4,1

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 190, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Family

Giles David Martin b. December 25, 1876, d. April 5, 1965
Marriage*Esta Lee Reed married Giles David Martin, son of John W. Martin and Cynthia Martha F. Martin, on March 15, 1903 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  5. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Melissa Lola Martin Naff obituary in the Mar 25, 1998 edition.
  8. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.