Harley Everette "Harlie" Roop1,2,3

M, b. September 18, 1892, d. July 19, 1951
FatherRobert J. Roop1,2,4,5,6,3 b. July 4, 1871, d. August 11, 1914
MotherTabitha Odell "Bitha" Wilson1,2,4,5,7,6,3 b. March 30, 1873, d. February 1, 1960
     Harley Everette "Harlie" Roop was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,9,2,6,3 His Social Security Number was 232-12-7183.6 He was born on September 18, 1892 at Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,9,1,2,10,6 He married Frances Mae "Fannie" Iddings, daughter of James William Iddings and Lutishia "Letitia" "Tishia" "Littua" Shockey, on July 28, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,11 Harley Everette "Harlie" Roop died on July 19, 1951 at Beckley, Raleigh Co., West Virginia, at age 58.8,9,2,6,3 He Harley Everett Roop, of McComas, 59-year-old veteran of World War I, died at 1:30 o’clock yesterday morning in Pinecrest Sanitarium, Beckley, where he had been a patient for the past seven months. Mr. Roop was born in Floyd county, Virginia, on September 18, 1891 (should be 1892). He was a son of the late Robert Roop and Mrs. Bitha Eddings of Roanoke, who survives. Also surviving is the widow, Mrs., Fannie Roop; four daughters, Mrs. J. D. Weeks, Cincinnati, O., Mrs. Raymond Willard, Christiansburg, Va., and the Misses Joyce and Juanita Roop, at home; a grandson; and a sister, Mrs. Hobert McNeil of Roanoke. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. from Haven’s Chapel at Terry's Fork, near Christiansburg. The pastor will be assisted by the Rev. Paul Hall. Burial will be in the Wilson cemetery. This morning at 10 o’clock, the body will be removed to the residence from Mercer funeral home at Montcalm. The funeral cortege will leave MoComas for Terry ’s Fork Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. on July 20, 1951.3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 171, District 17, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 159, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 136, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 131, District 30, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia12
1940Dwelling 94, District 28-47, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia13

Occupation

1920Coal mine laborer7
1930Coal miner12
1940Coal miner13

Family

Frances Mae "Fannie" Iddings b. April 23, 1896, d. April 19, 1978
Marriage*Harley Everette "Harlie" Roop married Frances Mae "Fannie" Iddings, daughter of James William Iddings and Lutishia "Letitia" "Tishia" "Littua" Shockey, on July 28, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,11 
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. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Harley Everett Roop obituary in the Jul 20, 1951 edition.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Harlie E. Roop death certificate.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  9. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  10. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  12. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Oneada M. Roop obituary in the Dec 28, 2001 edition.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Joyce Roop Williams obituary in the Mar 10, 2006 edition.
  16. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  17. [S5940] Salt Lake City, UT FamilySearch, Ohio, County Marriages, 1774-1993.

Robert J. Roop1,2,3

M, b. July 4, 1871, d. August 11, 1914
     Robert J. Roop was buried at Iddings Cemetery, intersection of Daniel's Run Road and Huffville Road, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on July 4, 1871 at Virginia.1 He married Tabitha Odell "Bitha" Wilson, daughter of James Tazwell Wilson and Lyda Adeline Shockey, on December 15, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4 Robert J. Roop died on August 11, 1914 at age 43.1

Census Records

1900Dwelling 171, District 17, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 159, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Occupation

1900Farmer3
1910Odd job day laborer5

Family

Tabitha Odell "Bitha" Wilson b. March 30, 1873, d. February 1, 1960
Marriage*Robert J. Roop married Tabitha Odell "Bitha" Wilson, daughter of James Tazwell Wilson and Lyda Adeline Shockey, on December 15, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  8. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Harlie E. Roop death certificate.
  9. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Harley Everett Roop obituary in the Jul 20, 1951 edition.

Tabitha Odell "Bitha" Wilson1,2

F, b. March 30, 1873, d. February 1, 1960
FatherJames Tazwell Wilson2,3 b. 1841, d. 1898
MotherLyda Adeline Shockey2,3 b. March 13, 1850, d. September 29, 1914
     Tabitha Odell "Bitha" Wilson was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 She was born on March 30, 1873 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2 She married Robert J. Roop on December 15, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 As of December 15, 1890,her married name was Roop. Tabitha Odell "Bitha" Wilson married James William Iddings, son of Henry B. Iddings and Martha J. Whitenack, on September 15, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6 As of September 15, 1920,her married name was Iddings. Tabitha Odell "Bitha" Wilson died on February 1, 1960 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 86.4,1 She Mrs. Bitha Odell Iddings, 88, died yesterday at the home of her daughter Mrs. H. H. McNeil, Bandy Rd. Other survivers are two brothers, Herman Wilson, Lynchburg; and Edgar Wilson, Washington, DC; three sisters, Miss Janie Wilson, Roanoke; Mrs. Della Hall, Copper Hill; and Mrs. Luther Poage, Floyd County, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Haven's Chapel Methodist Church in Floyd County conducted by the Rev. C. H. Wickham, with burial in Floyd County. The body will be taken from Lotz to the church at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow. on February 2, 1960.1

Census Records

1880Dwelling 278, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1900Dwelling 171, District 17, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1910Dwelling 159, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1920Dwelling 136, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1930Dwelling 73, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1940Dwelling 77, District 32-15, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12

Occupation

1920Seamstress10

Family 1

Robert J. Roop b. July 4, 1871, d. August 11, 1914
Marriage*Tabitha Odell "Bitha" Wilson married Robert J. Roop on December 15, 1890 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,5 
Children

Family 2

James William Iddings b. August 12, 1857, d. June 10, 1940
Marriage*Tabitha Odell "Bitha" Wilson married James William Iddings, son of Henry B. Iddings and Martha J. Whitenack, on September 15, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bitha Odell Iddings obitutary in the Feb 2, 1960 edition.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  5. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  6. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  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. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  14. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Harlie E. Roop death certificate.
  15. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Harley Everett Roop obituary in the Jul 20, 1951 edition.

Alvin Johnson Alderman1

M, b. March 28, 1893, d. November 12, 1968
     Alvin Johnson Alderman was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "VA Pvt Co A 2 Engr TNG Regt WWI."2 His Social Security Number was 230-16-6504.3 He was born on March 28, 1893 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,3,1,2 He married Mary Jane Gearheart, daughter of John H. Gearheart and Tira/Ina Unknown, on April 23, 1918 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.5 Alvin Johnson Alderman died on November 12, 1968 at age 75.2

Family

Mary Jane Gearheart b. October 28, 1900, d. July 31, 1995
Marriage*He married Mary Jane Gearheart, daughter of John H. Gearheart and Tira/Ina Unknown, on April 23, 1918 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  2. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  5. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Jane Alderman obituary in the Aug 2, 1995 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruby Alderman Epperly obituary in the May 19, 2014 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Louise Epperly obituary in the Oct 16, 2016 edition.

Oneada Madaline Roop1,2

F, b. May 22, 1924, d. December 26, 2001
FatherHarley Everette "Harlie" Roop3,4,5,6,7,8,2 b. September 18, 1892, d. July 19, 1951
MotherFrances Mae "Fannie" Iddings3,4,5,6,7,8,2 b. April 23, 1896, d. April 19, 1978
     Oneada Madaline Roop was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,9 Her Social Security Number was 233-56-9346.10 She was born on May 22, 1924 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.9,4,10,2 She died on December 26, 2001 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 77.3,9,10,1 She ROOP, ONEADA M., 77, of Christiansburg, died Wednesday night, December 26, 2001 at Montgomery Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of Harlie and Fannie Iddings Roop. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby R. Willard, also a nephew, Leon David Willard. She is survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce R. and Robert Williams, Christiansburg, Betty R. and John Weeks, Oxford, Ohio, Raymond Willard, Christiansburg; nieces, Susan W. Sims of Nevada, Debbie W. Ballman of Ohio, Kathy Willard of Christiansburg and Sue W. Price, McKenney, Va; several great-nieces and nephews and one great-great-nephew. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2001 at the Horne Funeral Chapel conducted by Father F. C. Tatem and the Rev. Doug Kanney, with interment to follow in Sunset Cemetery. Flowers will be appreciated or contributions may be made to the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, Box 176, Christiansburg, Va. 24068. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at the Horne Funeral Service.
on December 28, 2001.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 131, District 30, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia6
1940Dwelling 94, District 28-47, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia7

Citations

  1. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  2. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Oneada M. Roop obituary in the Dec 28, 2001 edition.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Joyce Roop Williams obituary in the Mar 10, 2006 edition.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Harley Everett Roop obituary in the Jul 20, 1951 edition.
  9. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  10. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Betty Lee Roop1,2,3,4

F, b. May 11, 1932, d. January 31, 2010
FatherHarley Everette "Harlie" Roop5,1,6,2,4 b. September 18, 1892, d. July 19, 1951
MotherFrances Mae "Fannie" Iddings5,1,6,2,4 b. April 23, 1896, d. April 19, 1978
     Betty Lee Roop was buried at Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Mount Healthy, Hamilton Co., Ohio.7 She was born on May 11, 1932 at Virginia.1,8 As of October 31, 1950,her married name was Weeks.4 She married John Davis Weeks on October 31, 1950 at Hamilton Co., Ohio.5,6,9,3,4 Betty Lee Roop died on January 31, 2010 at Ohio at age 77.8 She WEEKS, Betty L. (nee Roop) Beloved wife of John D. Weeks for 59 years; Devoted mother of Susan (Jerry) Sims and Debbie (Bob) Ballman; Loving grandmother of Jason (Tarina) Ballman, Julie (Brian) Short, Jessi Ballman, Michael (Candace) Anderson and Ashley (Griffin) Chadwick; Great grandmother of 8; Aunt of 2 dearly loved nieces; Also survived by many beloved friends and family; Betty was a member of the Mt. Healthy Order of the Eastern Star #365; Passed away January 31, 2010; Age 77; Residence Oxford; Funeral Services will be Friday, February 5, 2010 at Christ Prince of Peace, 10507 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati at 11AM; Visitation will be at the church from 10AM until time of service; Eastern Star services will be at 10:45AM; Donations may be sent to Reily Twp. E.M.S. Fund, 6376 Reily-Peoria Rd, Oxford, Ohio 45056 on February 3, 2010.3

Census Records

1940Dwelling 94, District 28-47, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia2

Family

John Davis Weeks b. September 27, 1929, d. October 20, 2013
Marriage*Betty Lee Roop married John Davis Weeks on October 31, 1950 at Hamilton Co., Ohio.5,6,9,3,4 
Children
  • Susan Deane Weeks1,3
  • Deborah Lynn "Debbie" Weeks1,3

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S6047] Journal-News, The, From the Betty L. Roop Weeks obituary in the Feb 3, 2010 edition.
  4. [S5940] Salt Lake City, UT FamilySearch, Ohio, County Marriages, 1774-1993.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Oneada M. Roop obituary in the Dec 28, 2001 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Joyce Roop Williams obituary in the Mar 10, 2006 edition.
  7. [S6046] Arlington Memorial Gardens, Hamilton Co., OH, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Raymond Willard obituary in the Mary 26, 2008 edition.

Joyce Ann Roop1,2

F, b. January 14, 1936, d. March 9, 2006
FatherHarley Everette "Harlie" Roop3,1,4,2,5 b. September 18, 1892, d. July 19, 1951
MotherFrances Mae "Fannie" Iddings3,1,4,2,5 b. April 23, 1896, d. April 19, 1978
     Joyce Ann Roop was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 She was born on January 14, 1936 at West Virginia.1,4 She married Robert Eugene "Bobby" Williams, son of Joseph William Williams and Mattie Virginia Stump, on June 26, 1956 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,3,1,4,7 As of June 26, 1956,her married name was Williams. Joyce Ann Roop died on March 9, 2006 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 70.4,8 She Joyce Roop Williams, 70, of Christiansburg, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, March 9, 2006. She was born January 14, 1936. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harlie E. and Francis Iddings Roop; two sisters, Ruby Willard, Oneada Roop and nephew, Pvt. Leon Willard. Surviving are her loving and devoted husband of forty nine years, Robert E. (Bob) Williams; her loving and caring daughter and son-in-law, Sue and MSgt. Jeff Price, Lynchburg; three stepgrandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and J. D. Weeks, Oxford, Ohio; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Fred and Mary Frances Williams, Pulaski; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Margaret and Dennis Brown, Mechanicsville, Va; brother-in-law, Raymond Willard, Christiansburg; several nieces and nephews; greatnieces and nephews; and "Four Special Daughters", Lisa Lafoon, Bobbie Williams, Barbara Simpson, and Martha Spencer. Flowers are acceptable or contributions may be made to the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 176, Christiansburg, Va. 24068. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 10 at the Horne Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2006 at the St. Paul United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery. The Williams Family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg, 382-2612. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.hornefuneralservice.com
on March 10, 2006.4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 94, District 28-47, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia2

Family

Robert Eugene "Bobby" Williams b. September 23, 1931, d. November 12, 2010
Marriage*Joyce Ann Roop married Robert Eugene "Bobby" Williams, son of Joseph William Williams and Mattie Virginia Stump, on June 26, 1956 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,3,1,4,7 
Child
  • Mattie Sue Williams1,4,7,9

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Oneada M. Roop obituary in the Dec 28, 2001 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Joyce Roop Williams obituary in the Mar 10, 2006 edition.
  5. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Harley Everett Roop obituary in the Jul 20, 1951 edition.
  6. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Robert Eugene Williams obituary in the Nov 13, 2010 edition.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Mary Jane Gearheart1,2

F, b. October 28, 1900, d. July 31, 1995
FatherJohn H. Gearheart1,3,2 b. circa 1869
MotherTira/Ina Unknown2
     Her Social Security Number was 223-12-3531.4 Mary Jane Gearheart was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,5 She was born on October 28, 1900 at Virginia.4,5 She married Alvin Johnson Alderman on April 23, 1918 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 As of April 23, 1918,her married name was Alderman.2 Mary Jane Gearheart died on July 31, 1995 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 94.1,5 She ALDERMAN, Mary Jane, 94, of Christiansburg, died Monday, July 31, 1995 in Montgomery Regional Hospital. She is survived by three children, Mary L. Epperly, Ruby Epperly, Alvin Alderman; one daughter-in-law, Nannie Ruth Alderman, all of Christiansburg; four sisters, Lula Taylor, Iowa, Betty Thomas, Bedford, Flossie Aliff, Christiansburg, Princess Chandler, Shawsville; eleven grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; and eleven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, August 3, 1995, at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Claude Dove and Rev. Rodney Houston with burial in Sunset Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home. on August 2, 1995.1

Family

Alvin Johnson Alderman b. March 28, 1893, d. November 12, 1968
Marriage*She married Alvin Johnson Alderman on April 23, 1918 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Jane Alderman obituary in the Aug 2, 1995 edition.
  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. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruby Alderman Epperly obituary in the May 19, 2014 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Louise Epperly obituary in the Oct 16, 2016 edition.

Mary Louise Lawrence1,2,3,4

F, b. March 1, 1923, d. January 21, 2011
FatherHubert Lee Lawrence2,1,3,5,4 b. November 19, 1902, d. February 6, 1994
MotherJosephine "Josie" Light1,2,3,5,4 b. February 22, 1903, d. May, 1987
     Mary Louise Lawrence was born on March 1, 1923 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.6,4 She married Benjamin Herbert Harris Jr. on November 1, 1944 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,3,4 As of November 1, 1944,her married name was Harris. Mary Louise Lawrence died on January 21, 2011 at Hillsville, Carroll Co., Virginia, at age 87.4,6 She Mrs. Mary Lawrence Harris, 87, of Meadows of Dan, Va., passed away Friday, January 21, 2011, at Wheatland Retirement Community in Hillsville. She was born in Christiansburg on March 1, 1923, to the late Hubert L. and Josephine Light Lawrence. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Harris Jr; and a brother, Howard Lawrence. She was a member of Meadows of Dan Baptist Church. Mrs. Harris is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Wilburn Harris, of Marion, and Walter and Patsy Harris, of Meadows of Dan; a daughter and son-inlaw, Virginia and Pat Thomas, of Durham, N.C; six grandchildren, Matthew Harris, Andrew Harris, Phillip Bridges, Ben G. Harris, Pamela Harris Holt and Angela Harris Bird; and five greatgrandchildren, Kelsey Harris, Carson Harris, Nicole Bridges, Brooklyn Holt and Caroline Harris. Funeral services for Mrs. Harris will be held Monday, January 24, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Meadows of Dan Baptist Church with Pastor Michael Shockley officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Meadows of Dan Baptist Church. Moody Funeral Home in Stuart is in charge of the arrangements. on January 22, 2011.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 326, District 3, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia5

Family

Benjamin Herbert Harris Jr. b. December 2, 1924, d. June 2, 2008
Marriage*Mary Louise Lawrence married Benjamin Herbert Harris Jr. on November 1, 1944 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,3,4 
Children
  • Wilburn Lee Harris2,4
  • Virginia Louise "Genny" Harris2,4
  • Walter H. Harris2,4

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hubert Lee Lawrence obituary in the Feb 8, 1994 edition.
  2. [S823] David Wayne Lawrence (grandson), "Hubert Lee Lawrence," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Dec 1, 2002.
  3. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Lawrence Harris obituary in the Jan 22, 2011 edition.
  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.

Owen Trump1,2

M, b. February 13, 1863, d. February, 1946
     Owen Trump was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 He married Bettie Lane.3 Owen Trump was born on February 13, 1863 at Virginia.1 He died in February, 1946.1

Family

Bettie Lane b. February 28, 1870, d. June 16, 1934
Marriage*He married Bettie Lane.3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  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. [S1696] W. W. Likens, Records of Death - Book 17, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Feb 11, 1933 - Oct 26, 1936.

Bettie Lane1,2

F, b. February 28, 1870, d. June 16, 1934
     Bettie Lane married Owen Trump.1 Bettie Lane was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 Her married name was Trump. She was born on February 28, 1870 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,1 She died on June 16, 1934 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 64.3,1

Family

Owen Trump b. February 13, 1863, d. February, 1946
Marriage*She married Owen Trump.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S1696] W. W. Likens, Records of Death - Book 17, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Feb 11, 1933 - Oct 26, 1936.
  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. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.

John Davis Weeks1,2,3,4

M, b. September 27, 1929, d. October 20, 2013
     John Davis Weeks was buried at Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Mount Healthy, Hamilton Co., Ohio.2 He was born on September 27, 1929.2 He married Betty Lee Roop, daughter of Harley Everette "Harlie" Roop and Frances Mae "Fannie" Iddings, on October 31, 1950 at Hamilton Co., Ohio.5,6,7,3,4 John Davis Weeks died on October 20, 2013 at Ohio at age 84.2

Family

Betty Lee Roop b. May 11, 1932, d. January 31, 2010
Marriage*He married Betty Lee Roop, daughter of Harley Everette "Harlie" Roop and Frances Mae "Fannie" Iddings, on October 31, 1950 at Hamilton Co., Ohio.5,6,7,3,4 
Children
  • Susan Deane Weeks1
  • Deborah Lynn "Debbie" Weeks1,3

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S6046] Arlington Memorial Gardens, Hamilton Co., OH, online http://www.findagrave.com/
  3. [S6047] Journal-News, The, From the Betty L. Roop Weeks obituary in the Feb 3, 2010 edition.
  4. [S5940] Salt Lake City, UT FamilySearch, Ohio, County Marriages, 1774-1993.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Oneada M. Roop obituary in the Dec 28, 2001 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Joyce Roop Williams obituary in the Mar 10, 2006 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Raymond Willard obituary in the Mary 26, 2008 edition.

Anthony Par Lipford1,2,3,4

M, b. 1755, d. February 4, 1841
FatherAmos Lipford2,4 b. circa 1727/28, d. November 8, 1815
MotherFrances Traylor2,4 b. circa 1729/30, d. after 1810
     Anthony Par Lipford Anthony P. Lipford served as a Private in the Virginia Militia and in the Revolutionary War. He substituted in 1780 for George Wright at Cumberland Court House. In the 4th Regiment he serving under Colonel Stubblefied at Hillsborough, North Carolina, and was in the battle of Rougeley's Mills where the American Army was defeated. His second tour was served in the 3rd Virginia Regiment under Colonel Wilson, which marched with the famous French General Lafayette to meet General Wayne at Raccoon Ford.

Anthony and then his widow Elizabeth received a war pension of $36.66 yearly, which was increased to $96 in 1868. Elizabeth was also granted 160 acres of bounty land located in the Kansas Territory, which she sold to Richard Disney in 1857. The family lived in Cumberland County until 1788, when they moved to Pittsylvania County, Virginia.5 He Book 14, Accounts Current, pp. 306-308, lists amounts paid, including cash to Amos Lipford $330.00, Daniel Lipford $347.75, Anthony Lipford (son of Fielding Lipford who had died) $129.09, and John Y. Yeatts (for Elizabeth Feline Lipford Yeatts, granddaughter) $155.53. at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.6 He was born in 1755 at Dinwiddie Co., Virginia.2 He married Elizabeth "Betsy" Robinson/Robertson, daughter of Field Robinson/Robertson and Obedience Bradshaw, on July 25, 1785 at Cumberland Co., Virginia.2,6 Anthony Par Lipford Anthony Par Lipford bought one hundred and twelve (112) acres of land on the north side of the Banister River in Pittsylvania County from John Chatten for one hundred pounds "current money of Virginia". The transaction was recorded in Pittsylvania County courthouse records on January 18, 1790. in 1789.2 He married Elizabeth Ferguson, daughter of William Ferguson and Besheba Newbill, on April 20, 1827 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.2,3 Anthony Par Lipford On this 21st of October in the year of one thousand eight hundred and thirty three personally appeared in open court before the County Court of Pittsylvania now sitting Anthony P. Lipford, a resident of the county of and state aforesaid aged seventy eight years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress, June 7, 1832:
that he entered the service of the United States, the day month or year he does not exactly remember, under Captain Charles Ballow; his Lieutenant was named Threadgill and his Ensign was named John Mortin.
He entered the service as a substitute for a certain George Albright at Cumberland Court House, Virginia for a Tour of Eight months.
He was marched to rendezvous at Hillsborough in North Carolina and was there attached to the Fourth Regiment of Virginia Militia commanded by Colonel Stubblefield. His Major was named Spencer.
From thence he was marched to Rougely's Mill in South Carolina under General Stephens near Camden, where General Gates was Commander in Chief.
From Rougely's Mills he was marched to meet the British Army.
The two armies met after the American Army had gone a few miles and had an engagement.
The American Army under Gates was defeated.
After that he came back to Hillsborough with four or five hundred others.
He was then moved to New Garden in North Carolina and after staying there for a while he was moved to Guilford Court House where he served out his tour. Captain Ballow was with him when he came back to Hillsborough and was at New Garden, but finally left the troops.
The number dwindled down to a Captain's command.
He does not now remember that Captain's name distinctly but is under the impression it was Daniel and he was discharged by him at Guilford Court House.
He put his discharge on his return home in the hands of his Father and he cannot now tell what has become of it.
He also states that in a short time after he came home he was drafted in the services again under Captain William Meredith at Cumberland Court House. Captain Meredith's Lieutenant was named Robert Anderson.
From Cumberland Court House he was marched to Richmond and from Richmond to Wilton.
At that time he was attached to the third Regiment of Virginia Militia commanded by Colonel Wilson. Major Machumen was his Major.
At Wilton, La Fayette was Commander.
From Wilton he was marched to Raccoon Ford on the Rappahannock.
There General Wayne met them.
He was there discharged by General Mulenburg, his Brigadier General.
This was a tour of three months and his discharge for that tour is also lost.
He has no documentary evidence to prove his service except the affidavits herewith filed.
He was born in Dinwiddie County Virginia in the year 1755 as he is informed by his parents. He has no record of his age. When he entered the service he lived in the county of Cumberland Virginia and there remained until the year 1788. He then moved to Pittsylvania County Virginia and now lives there.
The first tour of his service he was a substitute for George Wright and the second tour he was drafted. He has above stated as far as he is able the names of officers and also the names of the Regiments and circumstances of his service. For the names of persons to whom he is known in his present neighbourhood and who can testify for his character for verification and their belief of his services as a soldier of the Revolution he refers to Samuel M. Lovell, Robert Cook, Coalman D. Bennett and thousand others if needful. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of the agency of any state. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid."

"Anthony Par Lipford -
Pittsylvania pensioner, 4th Virginia Militia, 3rd Virginia Militia, Militia of CL" - Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution.

Anthony was living in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, when he was allowed a Revolutionary War pension based on his application, executed on October 23, 1833.
Anthony Par Lipford was inscribed on the Rolls of Virginia at the rate of 36 dollars and 66 cents per annum to commence on the 4th day of March, 1831.
Arrears to the 4th of September 1833: $18.33
$91.65 + 18.33 = $109.98 received November 3, 1833 (pension started).
Revolutionary War Claim
Act of June 7, 1832
Recorded by ?. Rice, Clerk
Book 3, Vol. 6 1/2, Page 22. in 1833 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.2 He State of Virginia County of Pittsylvania
I Anthony P. Lipford, a Revolutionary pensioner of the United States under the act of June 1832 do hereby certify that I married the a sister of Judith Robinson of the County of Halifax, widow of George Robinson in 1785 and from the length of time that George and Judith Robinson had been living together as man and wife before I was married, I feel safe in saying that they must have been married in 1778 or 9 though I was not present at the time the marriage took place but I have no doubt they were lawfully married as George Robinson was recognized as the legal husband of Judith and received a legatees part of the estate as such in the year 1786. Given under my hand this 30th day of August 1839
Anthony P. Lipford X his mark
Sworn and subscribed to before me on this day and year above written.
Wm. Rison JP
State of Virginia
I William Rison a justice of the peace in the county of Pittsylvania and state aforesaid hereby certify that Anthony P. Lipford who has appeared before me and made an oath to the foregoing certificate is a man of credit and entitled to confidence upon his oath. Given by my hand this 30 day of August 1839.
Wm. Rison J.P. on August 30, 1839 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.2 He died on February 4, 1841 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.5 He Pittsylvania County Court Records 15th February, 1841: Daniel Lipford and Others against Elizabeth Lipford In Chancery: The Court ordered Coalman Bennett, appointed as a Commissioner, to sell the land on which Anthony P. Lipford lived and died, after advertising the time and place for one month. He was also to divide the slaves into 3 equal parts: one third to Amos Lipford, one third to Daniel Lipford, and divide the last third equally between John Y. Yates (in right of Elizabeth Feline Lipford his wife) and Anthony Lipford (son of Fielding Lipford). on February 15, 1841.6 He Pittsylvania County Court Orders, February 18, 1841, Motion of Coalman D. Bennett with Richard Jones and Thomas L. Jones, who entered into a Bond, in penalty of $20.00, and the required certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of Anthony P. Lipford deceased from Elizabeth Lipford widow. The inventory included 24 slaves and the total estate valued at $10,084.45. Source: Book 13, Accounts Current, July 1840-Feb.1843 Pittsylvania County, Virginia. on February 18, 1841.6

Census Records

1820Pittsylvania Co., VirginiaThe enumeration reads 1 male over 45, 1 female under 10, 1 female over 45, and nine slaves7
1830Pittsylvania Co., VirginiaThe enumeration reads 1 male 70-80, 1 female 10-15, and 1 female 30-408
1840Regiment 107, Pittsylvania Co., VirginiaThe enumeration reads 1 male 80-90 and 1 female 40-50, and 21 slaves9

Family 1

Elizabeth "Betsy" Robinson/Robertson b. circa 1760, d. 1827
Marriage*Anthony Par Lipford married Elizabeth "Betsy" Robinson/Robertson, daughter of Field Robinson/Robertson and Obedience Bradshaw, on July 25, 1785 at Cumberland Co., Virginia.2,6 
Children

Family 2

Elizabeth Ferguson b. circa 1790, d. September 16, 1884
Marriage*Anthony Par Lipford married Elizabeth Ferguson, daughter of William Ferguson and Besheba Newbill, on April 20, 1827 at Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.2,3 

Citations

  1. [S1382] Comp. Edmund West, Family Data Collection - Births.
  2. [S1514] Beverly Yeager, "Lipford Family in America."
  3. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  4. [S7148] Lipford Family History, online http://www.myhenrycounty.com/lipford/lipford4.php, From the will of Amos Lipford, Jan. 1816.
  5. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  6. [S7148] Lipford Family History, online http://www.myhenrycounty.com/lipford/lipford4.php
  7. [S409] National Archives and Records Administration, 1820 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S413] National Archives and Records Administration, 1830 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S414] National Archives and Records Administration, 1840 United States Federal Census.

Robert Eugene "Bobby" Williams1,2,3

M, b. September 23, 1931, d. November 12, 2010
FatherJoseph William Williams2,3 b. January 5, 1903, d. February 5, 1977
MotherMattie Virginia Stump2,3 b. December 8, 1902, d. March 16, 1958
     Robert Eugene "Bobby" Williams was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 He was born on September 23, 1931 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia. He married Joyce Ann Roop, daughter of Harley Everette "Harlie" Roop and Frances Mae "Fannie" Iddings, on June 26, 1956 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5,1,6,3 Robert Eugene "Bobby" Williams died on November 12, 2010 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 79.3 He Robert Eugene (Bobby) Williams, 79, of Christiansburg, passed away on Friday, November 12, 2010 at Lewis Gale Montgomery Hospital. A graduate of Christiansburg High School, he served in the United States Army in Japan from 1952 til 1954. An employee of the United States Postal Service he worked in the Blacksburg Post Office for over thirty years. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Son of the late Joe W. and Mattie Stump Williams he was preceded in death by brother, Fred Lee Williams, sisters-in-law, Ruby R. Willard, Oneada Roop and Betty R. Weeks; brother-in-law, Raymond L. Willard; nephew, Pfc Leon David Willard; his best friend and faithful wife Joyce Roop Williams. Surviving are his daughter, Sue W. Price and special friend, Jerry Trump, Christiansburg; grandchildren, Kirstin P. Bonney and husband, David, Frostburg, MD, Jacob Price and wife, Lori, Roanoke; great-grandchildren, Galen, Aydin, Shye and Willow Bonney, Frostburg, Md., Victoria Price, Roanoke; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Dennis Brown, Mechanicsville, Va; sister-in-law, Mary Frances Williams, Pulaski; brother-in-law, John D. Weeks, Oxford, Ohio; four special daughters, Martha Spencer, Bobbie Lemley, Christiansburg, Lisa Lafoon, Rustburg, Va., Barbara Simpson, St. Jose, Michigan; many nieces; nephews; great-nieces; and greatnephews and many special friends. The family would like to send a special thanks to the staff and friends at Country Kitchen, Dr. Scott Boerth, Dr. Don Bivins and Good Samaritan Hospice of NRV. The family will receive friends Sunday, November 14, 2010 from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Horne Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, November 15, 2010 at St. Paul United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Neal Turner and the Rev. Doug Kanney. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Detention Home Ministries c/o St. Paul United Methodist Church, 220 West Main Street, Christiansburg, Va., 24073. The Price family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Inc. Christiansburg, Va. on November 13, 2010.3

Family

Joyce Ann Roop b. January 14, 1936, d. March 9, 2006
Marriage*He married Joyce Ann Roop, daughter of Harley Everette "Harlie" Roop and Frances Mae "Fannie" Iddings, on June 26, 1956 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5,1,6,3 
Child
  • Mattie Sue Williams1,6,3,7

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Fred Lee Williams obituary in the Nov 26, 2007 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Robert Eugene Williams obituary in the Nov 13, 2010 edition.
  4. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Oneada M. Roop obituary in the Dec 28, 2001 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Joyce Roop Williams obituary in the Mar 10, 2006 edition.
  7. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Joseph William Williams1

M, b. January 5, 1903, d. February 5, 1977
     Joseph William Williams was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 He married Mattie Virginia Stump.1 Joseph William Williams was born on January 5, 1903 at Virginia.2 He died on February 5, 1977 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 74.2

Family

Mattie Virginia Stump b. December 8, 1902, d. March 16, 1958
Marriage*He married Mattie Virginia Stump.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Fred Lee Williams obituary in the Nov 26, 2007 edition.
  2. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  3. [S3] Mary Conner Williams, "Conner Family Researcher Mary Conner Williams," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Robert Eugene Williams obituary in the Nov 13, 2010 edition.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Mattie Virginia Stump1

F, b. December 8, 1902, d. March 16, 1958
     Mattie Virginia Stump married Joseph William Williams.1 Mattie Virginia Stump was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 Her married name was Williams. She was born on December 8, 1902 at Virginia.2 She died on March 16, 1958 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 55.2

Family

Joseph William Williams b. January 5, 1903, d. February 5, 1977
Marriage*She married Joseph William Williams.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Fred Lee Williams obituary in the Nov 26, 2007 edition.
  2. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  3. [S3] Mary Conner Williams, "Conner Family Researcher Mary Conner Williams," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Robert Eugene Williams obituary in the Nov 13, 2010 edition.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.