Martha Ellen Frances Willis

F, b. October 18, 1866, d. October 1, 1946
FatherRobert L. Willis
MotherSarah Catherine Hellem b. October 27, 1838, d. May 1, 1913
     Martha Ellen Frances Willis was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.1 She was born on October 18, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia. She married George Washington Underwood, son of William B. Underwood Jr. and Rachel Allen, on December 17, 1881 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 As of December 17, 1881,her married name was Underwood. Martha Ellen Frances Willis died on October 1, 1946 at Virginia at age 79.

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Family

George Washington Underwood b. May 23, 1860, d. September 24, 1931
Marriage*Martha Ellen Frances Willis married George Washington Underwood, son of William B. Underwood Jr. and Rachel Allen, on December 17, 1881 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S1521] The Fair View Group, online http://www.thefairviewgroup.org/index.shtml
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.

Ella Ree Boone1,2,3

F, b. October 28, 1899, d. March 29, 1975
FatherCharles Emmett "Charlie" Boone4,1,5,3,2,6,7 b. October 18, 1871, d. March 11, 1949
MotherMary Odessa Aldridge8,1,5,2,3,6,7 b. February 19, 1878, d. July 10, 1971
     Her Social Security Number was 223-62-8579.4 Ella Ree Boone was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.9,10,7 She CHRISTIANSBURG - Mrs. Ella Boone Poff, age 75, of Rt. 1, died Saturday, March 29, in a Radford hospital. She was the widow of Guy Poff. Surviving are two sons, Arthur L. (Al) Poff, Victor B. Poff, both of Christiansburg; a daughter, Mrs. George T. Stump, Avondale Estates, Ga; seven sisters, Mrs. Alpha Link, Mrs. Vivian Board, both of Christiansburg; Mrs. Garnett Reed, Check; Mrs. Hazel Conner, Copper Hill; Mrs. Frances Lucas, Sanford, Fla; Mrs. Virginia Metzler of Salem; Mrs. Amelia Ragland, Newport News; two brothers, Walter L. Boone, Salem; Clarence E. Boone, Hammett, Idaho; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral was 11 a.m. Monday, March 31, from the St. Paul United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. J. Floyd Carroll with burial in Sunset Cemetery.10 She was born on October 28, 1899 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,1,9,7 She married Guy William Poff, son of Joseph David "Joe" Poff and Virginia Roberta "Jenny" King, on September 16, 1915 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,11,1,12,10,2,7 As of September 16, 1915,her married name was Poff. Ella Ree Boone died on March 29, 1975 at Radford, Virginia, at age 75.1,9,10,7

Census Records

1920Dwelling 132, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13
1930Dwelling 194, District 3, Auburn, Montgomery Co., Virginia14
1940Dwelling 180, District 61-5, Auburn, Montgomery Co., Virginia15

Family

Guy William Poff b. April 19, 1895, d. October 26, 1943
Marriage*Ella Ree Boone married Guy William Poff, son of Joseph David "Joe" Poff and Virginia Roberta "Jenny" King, on September 16, 1915 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,11,1,12,10,2,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  2. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Mary Odessa Boone obituary in a local paper.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Hazel Boone Conner obituary in the Mar 4, 2006 edition.
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  8. [S135] Richardson Funeral Home Pamphlet, Funeral pamphlet for Mary O. Boone.
  9. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  10. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Ella Boone Poff obituary in an unknown edition.
  11. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  12. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Guy William Poff obituary in a local paper.
  13. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Arthur Lewis Poff, Sr. obituary in the Aug 3, 1993 edition.
  17. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sally Frances Poff Phillips obituary in the Sep 14, 2004 edition.
  18. [S3559] Mason & Ward Funeral Home, online http://www.masonandwardfuneralhomeandcremation.com/, From the Barbara Poff Stump obituary.
  19. [S306] Ora Belle Mayberry McColman and Others, Emera Altizer of Montgomery Co., VA and Some of his Descendants 1736-1997.
  20. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Irene Nunley1

F, b. October 25, 1903, d. January 5, 1991
FatherMiles Matthews Nunley2 b. March 4, 1876, d. October 29, 1955
MotherLouisa Silvers2
     Her Social Security Number was 224-62-1628.3 Irene Nunley was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,1 She was born on October 25, 1903 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,1 She married Beecher David Poff Sr., son of Joseph David "Joe" Poff and Virginia Roberta "Jenny" King, circa 1922.4,5,6 As of circa 1922,her married name was Poff.5 Irene Nunley died on January 5, 1991 at Gainesville, Alachua Co., Florida, at age 87.2,3,1,4 She Irene Nunley Poff, age 87, died Saturday, January 5, 1991, in Gainesville, Fla. She was the widow of Beecher D. Poff and is survived by two sons, Beecher D. Poff Jr. of Gainesville, Fla. and Richard H. Poff of Richmond; one sister, Lettie Nunley, Christiansburg; and a brother, Willie Nunley, Christiansburg. The funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the gravesite in Sunset Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Vernon D. Miller. on January 7, 1991.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 39, District 11, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 571, District 61-15, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia7

Family

Beecher David Poff Sr. b. July 8, 1902, d. September 15, 1961
Marriage*Irene Nunley married Beecher David Poff Sr., son of Joseph David "Joe" Poff and Virginia Roberta "Jenny" King, circa 1922.4,5,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  2. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Irene Nunley Poff obituary in the Jan 7, 1991 edition.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Samuel Frantz Britts1,2,3

M, b. 1819, d. October, 1899
FatherHenry Britts2,3 b. 1781, d. 1845
MotherMary Catherine Frantz2,3 b. circa 1782, d. September 1, 1870
     Samuel Frantz Britts was buried at Britts Family Cemetery, Craig Co., Virginia; His gravestone reads "Co. B, 28 Va Inf, CSA."4,2 He was born in 1819 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.4 He married Elizabeth "Betty" Elmore, daughter of James Elmore and Camilla "Milley" "Milla" Gant, on March 9, 1840 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.1 Samuel Frantz Britts married Mary E. Campbell on September 7, 1856 at Craig Co., Virginia.5 Samuel Frantz Britts Samuel was appointed as one of the Election Commisioners and Officer for the election to be held the first Wednesday in Novemer 1861, for members of the Congress in the Confederate State of America. on October 28, 1861.2 He left a will on April 26, 1893; In the name of God, Amen; I Samuel Britts of the County of Craig and State of Virginia, being now of sound mind and disposing memory, do make declare and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and annulling any and all former wills heretofore made by me. 1st I will and bequest to my beloved wife Mary C. Britts absolutely all of my personal estate, of what whatever nature or kind I may own at the time of my decease. 2nd I will and devise to my beloved wife Mary C. Britts, all of my real estate to be held her, during her natural life and at her death to pass to and be held by her children, and I further desire that the children to whom my real estate shall descend as heretofore provided shall pay in equal proportions to the children which I had to my first wife as follows: to D. S. Britts one hundred dollars within one year after my decease which amount shall be in full of his portion of my estate, and to my daughter Margaret Caldwell, wife of F. M. Caldwell two hundred dollars, which amount shall be in full of her portion of my estate. And to my daughter Jenetta Goode wife of Wm. M. Goode one hundred dollars, which amount shall be in full of her portion of my estate, this last two named amount shall be paid within one year from my decease. I have heretofore advanced to my daughter Martha Ann Lee, wife of John Lee, two hundred and fifty dollars, which now I will to her, and desire that said amount be in full of her portion of my estate. In witness where of I have hereto affixed my hand and seal this the 26st day of April 1893. Samuel Britts (seal) Signed sealed and acknowledge in the presence of us, and in the presence of the testator - S.H. Eahin, T. B. McCartney, witnesses. In Craig County Court, November Term 1899. The last Will and testament of Samuel Britts deceased, was this day produced in Court, and proven according to law by the Oath of T. B. McCartney subscribing withnesses thereto, and is ordered to be recorded. A. W. Webb Clerk of Court. He died in October, 1899 at Craig Co., Virginia.4

Census Records

1850Dwelling 10, District 8, Botetourt Co. (now Craig Co.), Virginia6
1860Dwelling 270, Valley of Craigs Creek, Craig Co., Virginia7
1870Dwelling 319, Alleghany, Craig Co., Virginia8
1880Dwelling 9, District 23, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1850Farmer6
1860Farmer7
1870Farmer8
1880Farmer9

Family 1

Elizabeth "Betty" Elmore b. circa 1818, d. June 6, 1856
Marriage*Samuel Frantz Britts married Elizabeth "Betty" Elmore, daughter of James Elmore and Camilla "Milley" "Milla" Gant, on March 9, 1840 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Family 2

Mary E. Campbell b. October, 1831, d. January, 1903
Marriage*Samuel Frantz Britts married Mary E. Campbell on September 7, 1856 at Craig Co., Virginia.5 

Citations

  1. [S437] Jordan R. Dodd, Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.
  2. [S693] Craig County Heritage Book Committee, Craig Co., Virginia Heritage Book.
  3. [S1964] Charlene Elmore Blassingham, "Elmores of New Castle, VA."
  4. [S384] Glenna G. Garner, Unknown Cemeteries of Craig Co., VA.
  5. [S30] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1851-1881.
  6. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Dexter S. Britts obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  11. [S29] Richmond, VA Library of Virginia, Craig Co., Virginia, Death Records, 1853-1896.
  12. [S2751] City of Salem VA Archives - East Hill Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/salem/cemeteries/
  13. [S25] Richmond, VA Library of Virginia, Craig Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1896.

Beecher David Poff Jr.1

M, b. March 30, 1925, d. July 14, 1992
FatherBeecher David Poff Sr.2,3,4,5,1 b. July 8, 1902, d. September 15, 1961
MotherIrene Nunley2,3,4,5,1 b. October 25, 1903, d. January 5, 1991
     His Social Security Number was 224-24-9754.6 Beecher David Poff Jr. was born on March 30, 1925 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.6,1 He married Loma Claudine Akers, daughter of Guy Howard Akers and Edna Linton Reed, on August 21, 1948 at Radford, Virginia.7,8,9,1 Beecher David Poff Jr. died on July 14, 1992 at Gainesville, Alachua Co., Florida, at age 67.6,7 He Beecher D. Poff, age 67, of Gainesboro, Fla. formerly of Christiansburg, died Tuesday, July 14, 1992, in Fla. He is survived by his wife, Claudine Akers Poff; a daughter and son-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Maida, Jacksonville; Fla; one brother, Richard H. Poff, Midlothian, Va; and five grandchildren. Funeral and burial were July 17 in Gainesboro, on July 21, 1992.7

Census Records

1930Dwelling 39, District 11, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 571, District 61-15, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia5

Family

Loma Claudine Akers b. December 12, 1921, d. October, 2013
Marriage*Beecher David Poff Jr. married Loma Claudine Akers, daughter of Guy Howard Akers and Edna Linton Reed, on August 21, 1948 at Radford, Virginia.7,8,9,1 
Child
  • Sandra Leigh "Sandy" Poff8,9

Citations

  1. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  2. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Irene Nunley Poff obituary in the Jan 7, 1991 edition.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Beecher D. Poff obituary in the Jul 21, 1992 edition.
  8. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  9. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Claudine Akers Thompson Poff obituary in the Oct 24, 2013 edition.

Justice Richard Harding "Dick" Poff Sr.1,2,3

M, b. October 19, 1923, d. June 27, 2011
FatherBeecher David Poff Sr.4,5,6,7 b. July 8, 1902, d. September 15, 1961
MotherIrene Nunley4,5,6,7 b. October 25, 1903, d. January 5, 1991
     Justice Richard Harding "Dick" Poff Sr. was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.8 He was born on October 19, 1923 at Radford, Virginia.3,8 He married Jo Ann Ragan Topper, daughter of John Joseph Topper and Mary Ragan, on June 24, 1945 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,9,8,10,11 Justice Richard Harding "Dick" Poff Sr. married Jean Murphy on October 26, 1980 at Chesterfield Co., Virginia.2,8,11 Justice Richard Harding "Dick" Poff Sr. died on June 27, 2011 at Tullahoma, Coffee Co., Tennessee, at age 87.8 He Richard Poff was among early Republican leaders in Virginia
Democrats had held power since Reconstruction until Poff's generation.
By Sheila Ellis

Richard Poff, a former U.S. representative and state Supreme Court justice who once turned down a chance to sit on the nation's highest court, died Tuesday, the governor's office announced. He was 87.

Poff, for whom Roanoke's federal office building is named, had a political career that kept him in the House of Representatives for 20 years. It began in 1952, when the Radford lawyer astonished Virginia politicians by winning the 6th District seat in Congress when he was in his late 20s.

The seat had been held by Democrats since Reconstruction, but Poff's victory began years of Republican dominance in the district interrupted only by Democrat Jim Olin's decade in Congress from 1983 to 1993. Poff was one of three Republican congressmen Virginians elected in 1952. Previously, the state delegation had been all Democrats. Their election inaugurated the Republicans' slow but steady rise to power in the state.

In the fall of 1971, Poff, still in the House, confounded state and national politicians by telling President Richard Nixon that he didn't want to be nominated for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Politicians speculated for years about reasons for Poff's astonishing refusal of something he seemed to want so much.

Poff was born in Radford, the son of a railroad man, and grew up in Christiansburg. He attended Roanoke College in 1942 and 1943 before going into the Army Air Corps. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for flying 35 missions as a bomber pilot with the 8th Air Force in Europe. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia.

"Justice Poff served his Commonwealth and country through times of both war and peace," Gov. Bob McDonnell said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."

Poff is the fourth former state supreme court justice to die this year. William Carrington Thompson, 95, Roscoe Bolar Stephenson, 89, and Leroy Rountree Hassell, 55, all died in 2011.

Poff began his political career as a lawyer -- with a country accent and a hearty, knuckle-bruising handshake -- who often appeared in newspaper offices on election nights, sometimes wearing hunter's clothes.

He was one of the first congressmen to send "Dear Folks" newsletters to the voters back home and he traveled the big district regularly. A former opponent once said Poff was so popular that "I felt at the time it was like running against God."

Poff's proposed U.S. Supreme Court nomination drew heavy opposition from liberal groups after he signed the "Southern Manifesto" in 1956 that insisted states could resist federal power and not integrate their schools, said former Gov. Linwood Holton, who was chairman of Roanoke's Republican committee when Poff won his first congressional race.

Poff later said he knew the document had no value: "I can only say now that segregation is wrong today. It was wrong yesterday. It was never right."

In turning down the president, Poff said he didn't want to subject his family or the nation to a bitter confirmation fight.

In the summer of 1972, he was appointed to the Virginia Supreme Court by Gov. Holton.

A former Roanoke lawyer, Holton had been elected the state's first Republican governor in modern times in 1969, and Poff's appointment made him the first Republican member of the state Supreme Court in the 20th century.

"Several years later, thinking about the fact that he had been so paranoid and nervous about adverse publicity, he looked at me straight in the eye and said, 'Linwood, you saved my life when you put me on that court,' " Holton said.

In the fall of 1972, Caldwell Butler was elected to succeed Poff in Congress, and Poff went on to call his time on the state Supreme Court "some of the most inspirational years of my life."

Poff said he never regretted that he stepped away from a lifelong ambition of serving on the U.S. Supreme Court. "No, not at all," he once said. "On the contrary, I look upon it as a gift of God" that he was able to serve on the state's highest court. He retired from the court in 1988.

Poff's attention to constituent service kept him in office for nearly two decades, Holton said Tuesday.

"He was a hard worker, a dedicated public servant, wonderful constituent service," Holton said.

Butler said he remembers Poff for his low-key demeanor.

"He didn't showboat at all," Butler said Tuesday evening. "He did his job well and he was conscientious about it." on June 29, 2011.12 He Richard H. Poff, died June 27, 2011, in Tullahoma, Tenn. Born October 19, 1923, in Radford, Mr. Poff grew up in Christiansburg, attended Roanoke College, and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. Serving as a B-24 bomber pilot during World War II, Mr. Poff completed 35 combat missions over Europe and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for Valor, the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters, and the European Campaign ribbon with three battle stars. In 1952, Mr. Poff was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia for ten consecutive terms. A noted Constitutional scholar, Mr. Poff was instrumental in drafting both the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution relating to succession to the Presidency in cases of death, disability, or removal and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. In 1972, Mr. Poff was appointed to the Supreme Court of Virginia, where he served as an Associate Justice until his retirement and appointment as a Senior Justice in 1989. Mr. Poff was preceded in death by his spouses, JoAnn Topper Poff and Jean Murphy Poff. Mr. Poff is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Marshall, of Woodbridge, Va; a son, Thomas Poff, of Huntington, W.Va; a son and his spouse, Richard and Lynn Poff, of Tullahoma, Tenn; four grandchildren, Stephen Marshall, of Midlothian, Va., Stephanie Ryan, of Chantilly, Va. and Ryan and Austin Poff, of Tullahoma, Tenn; and four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, followed by a memorial service at 4 p.m. Interment will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association. on July 3, 2011.8

Census Records

1930Dwelling 39, District 11, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 571, District 61-15, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia7

Family 1

Jo Ann Ragan Topper b. February 18, 1925, d. January 2, 1978
Marriage*Justice Richard Harding "Dick" Poff Sr. married Jo Ann Ragan Topper, daughter of John Joseph Topper and Mary Ragan, on June 24, 1945 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,9,8,10,11 
Children

Family 2

Jean Murphy b. November 26, 1950, d. January 26, 2007
Marriage*Justice Richard Harding "Dick" Poff Sr. married Jean Murphy on October 26, 1980 at Chesterfield Co., Virginia.2,8,11 

Citations

  1. [S552] Floyd County, Virginia Mailing List Web Site Walters - Poff and Allied Family Marriages, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbs/page17.html
  2. [S591] Richmond Times - Dispatch, From the Jean Murphy Poff obituary in the Jan 28, 2007 edition.
  3. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  4. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Irene Nunley Poff obituary in the Jan 7, 1991 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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Richard H. Poff obituary in the Jul 3, 2011 edition.
  9. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Jo Ann Topper Poff obituary in an unknown edition.
  10. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jun 29, 2011 edition.

Loma Claudine Akers1,2

F, b. December 12, 1921, d. October, 2013
FatherGuy Howard Akers3,1,4,2 b. December 8, 1893, d. October 8, 1975
MotherEdna Linton Reed3,1,4,2 b. September 27, 1900, d. August 2, 1996
     Loma Claudine Akers was buried at Forest Meadows Memorial Park and Mausoleum Central, 4100 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville, Alachua Co., Florida.4 She was born on December 12, 1921 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4 As of before 1948,her married name was Thompson.4 She married Homer Lee Thompson before 1948.4 Loma Claudine Akers married Beecher David Poff Jr., son of Beecher David Poff Sr. and Irene Nunley, on August 21, 1948 at Radford, Virginia.5,1,4,2 As of August 21, 1948,her married name was Poff.2 Loma Claudine Akers died in October, 2013 at Florida at age 91.4 She Claudine Akers Thompson Poff, 91, passed peacefully to join her beloved husband of 44 years, Beecher D. Poff Jr. She was born, oldest of 10 children of Guy Howard Akers and Edna L. Akers, on December 12, 1921, in Floyd County, Va. Raised on a Virginia farm during the recession, she remembered wearing dresses made of cornmeal sacks to school. Yet, those that loved her in the last years of Westminster Woods remember her as "always a lady" with her beautiful white hair and pearls. As a World War II widow of Homer Thompson, she worked in a factory in Radford, Va. helping her sister, Lynn, through nursing school. She then married Beecher, after he returned from his service in the U.S. Army. She devoted her life to being the ultimate homemaker, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved and was loved by her family, daughter, Sandy Maida and son-in-law, Dr. Jerry W. Maida; grandchildren, Andrea Maida Porter (Jason) with four great-grandchildren, Ella, Jake, Zach and Alexa; Tami McClelland Shepler (Jason) with three great-grandsons, Aiden, Caleb, and Landon; Ryan McClelland (Kat) with two great-granddaughters, Zoe and Kinsey; Ashley Maida Hecht (Ben), and Jerry T. Maida. She is survived by three sisters, Ann Vaughn, Doretta Shorter, and Peggy Reed; and two brothers, Don Akers and Shirl Akers; and many extended family members. She was predeceased by her other siblings, Lynn Hughes, Bill Akers, Richard Akers, and Ray Akers. She also leaves behind very close family friend, Luann Kramer; beloved friend, Garna Williams of Virginia; and her very special devoted caretakers, Kim Fowler, Carol, and Margaret. A funeral service was held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the chapel of Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Downtown, where Dr. Don McGarity officiated. She was laid to rest in Memorial Park Central on 39th Ave. on October 24, 2013.4

Family 1

Homer Lee Thompson b. September 13, 1914, d. February 19, 1945
Marriage*She married Homer Lee Thompson before 1948.4 

Family 2

Beecher David Poff Jr. b. March 30, 1925, d. July 14, 1992
Marriage*Loma Claudine Akers married Beecher David Poff Jr., son of Beecher David Poff Sr. and Irene Nunley, on August 21, 1948 at Radford, Virginia.5,1,4,2 
Child
  • Sandra Leigh "Sandy" Poff1,4

Citations

  1. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edna Reed Akers obituary in the Aug 3, 1996 edition.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Claudine Akers Thompson Poff obituary in the Oct 24, 2013 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Beecher D. Poff obituary in the Jul 21, 1992 edition.

Guy Howard Akers1,2,3

M, b. December 8, 1893, d. October 8, 1975
     His Social Security Number was 229-01-6372.4 Guy Howard Akers was buried at Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery, on US 221, Willis, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "Mech. U.S. Army WWI."5 He was born on December 8, 1893 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5,2,3 He married Edna Linton Reed, daughter of Elisha Reed and Angeline Unknown, on December 29, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 Guy Howard Akers died on October 8, 1975 at age 81.5

Family

Edna Linton Reed b. September 27, 1900, d. August 2, 1996
Marriage*He married Edna Linton Reed, daughter of Elisha Reed and Angeline Unknown, on December 29, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edna Reed Akers obituary in the Aug 3, 1996 edition.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S295] Phyllis Goad Phillips & Genevieve Cochran Starkey, Cemeteries - Floyd County VA., Burks Fork District, Volume II.
  6. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  7. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Claudine Akers Thompson Poff obituary in the Oct 24, 2013 edition.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Edna Linton Reed1

F, b. September 27, 1900, d. August 2, 1996
FatherElisha Reed1 b. circa 1854
MotherAngeline Unknown1 b. circa 1866
     Edna Linton Reed was buried at Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery, on US 221, Willis, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,4 Her Social Security Number was 224-92-5614.5 She was born on September 27, 1900 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2,3,1,4 She married Guy Howard Akers on December 29, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 As of December 29, 1920,her married name was Akers. Edna Linton Reed died on August 2, 1996 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 95.5,3,4 She AKERS, Edna Reed, 95, of Willis, passed away Friday, August 2, 1996, at Skyline Manor Nursing Home. She was born September 27, 1900, and was the widow of Guy Howard Akers of Willis. She is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law, Hosea William ``Bill'' and Freeda Akers, Halifax and Willis, Shirley Ross and Helen Akers, Beltsville, Md., Bobby Lee and Louise Akers, Nanjemoy, Md., Carl Ray and Donna Akers, College Park, Md., Guy Richard and Karen Akers, Gaithersburg, Md; five daughters and three sons-in-law, Claudine Poff, Jacksonville, Fla., Clara Ann Vaughn, Christiansburg, Lynn and Fred Hughes, Baton Rouge, La., Peggy and Donald Reed, Chester, Doretta and Dwight Shorter, Christiansburg; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Lula and Hobert Marshall, Virgie Cox, both of Indian Valley; sister-in-law, Edna Reed, Willis; 28 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Rev. Roy Turpin officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Floyd County Rescue Squad or a favorite charity. on August 3, 1996.3

Family

Guy Howard Akers b. December 8, 1893, d. October 8, 1975
Marriage*She married Guy Howard Akers on December 29, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S295] Phyllis Goad Phillips & Genevieve Cochran Starkey, Cemeteries - Floyd County VA., Burks Fork District, Volume II.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edna Reed Akers obituary in the Aug 3, 1996 edition.
  4. [S1462] David Gunn, Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  7. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Claudine Akers Thompson Poff obituary in the Oct 24, 2013 edition.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Jo Ann Ragan Topper1,2

F, b. February 18, 1925, d. January 2, 1978
FatherJohn Joseph Topper3 b. January 22, 1893, d. February 24, 1958
MotherMary Ragan3 b. September 15, 1898, d. January 15, 1965
     Jo Ann Ragan Topper was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,2,3 She RICHMOND - Jo Ann Topper Poff, wife of Virginia Supreme Court Justice Richard Poff, died Monday afternnon at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital. Mrs. Poff, 52, formerly of Christiansburg, had been in critical condition in the hospital's intensive care unit since she was admitted Friday after suffering a stroke, a hospital spokesman said. Justice Poff was released last Wednesday from Chippenham Hospital in nearby Chesterfield County, where he had been hospitalized after a heart attack about two weeks ago. During the nearly 20 years her husband served in Congress from Virginia's 6th District, Mrs. Poff stayed out of the political limelight and raised her three children. During the justice's congressional tenure, Mrs. Poff maintained homes in Northern Virginia and Montgomery County. The family now lives in Midlothian. She and Poff were high school sweethearts who met during a school play. They were married after she graduated from Radford College. Mrs. Poff is survived by her husband; a daughter, Rebecca Marshall, Springfield; two sons, Thomas R. and Richard H. Poff, both of Midlothian, and two grandchildren. The funeral will be at noon Thursday at the Christiansburg Presbyterian Church and the burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.2 She was born on February 18, 1925 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.4,3 She married Justice Richard Harding "Dick" Poff Sr., son of Beecher David Poff Sr. and Irene Nunley, on June 24, 1945 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,5,3,6 As of June 24, 1945,her married name was Poff.1 Jo Ann Ragan Topper died on January 2, 1978 at Richmond, Virginia, at age 52.4,2,3

Family

Justice Richard Harding "Dick" Poff Sr. b. October 19, 1923, d. June 27, 2011
Marriage*She married Justice Richard Harding "Dick" Poff Sr., son of Beecher David Poff Sr. and Irene Nunley, on June 24, 1945 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2,5,3,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S552] Floyd County, Virginia Mailing List Web Site Walters - Poff and Allied Family Marriages, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbs/page17.html
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Jo Ann Topper Poff obituary in an unknown edition.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Richard H. Poff obituary in the Jul 3, 2011 edition.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Sherman Riley Poff1

M, b. April 26, 1901, d. June 3, 1992
FatherJames Samuel A. Poff2,3,4 b. November 1, 1874, d. December 30, 1960
MotherLucy Mahaley Manning2,3 b. February 2, 1879, d. February 12, 1958
     His Social Security Number was 224-09-2217.5 Sherman Riley Poff was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 He was born on April 26, 1901 at Virginia.5 He married Lizzie Pearl Johnson circa 1926.6,1,7 Sherman Riley Poff died on June 3, 1992 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 91.5,1 He Sherman Riley Poff, age 91, of Roanoke, died Wednesday at his residence. He was retired from J.M. Turner Construction Company. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Johnson Poff; four sons, Walter S. Poff of Carrollton, Texas; Douglas S. Poff of Botetourt; Curtis R. Poff of Salem; Ira L. Poff of Roanoke; two daughters, Muzetta P. Ramsey, Eileen P. Board, both of Roanoke; one brother, Noah C. Poff of Salem; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 6, at 12:00 noon at Lotz Salem Chapel with the Rev. H. Kelly Dampeer, Sr., officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. Friends may call at Lotz Salem Chapel. on June 6, 1992.1

Census Records

1910Dwelling 117, District 6, Alleghany Springs, Montgomery Co., Virginia2
1920Dwelling 25, District 105, Alleghany Springs, Montgomery Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 276, District 2, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 297, District 81-4B, North Roanoke, Roanoke Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1920Farmer3
1930House carpenter6
1940Carpenter8

Family

Lizzie Pearl Johnson b. June 30, 1908, d. March 18, 1999
Marriage*Sherman Riley Poff married Lizzie Pearl Johnson circa 1926.6,1,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sherman R. Poff obitutary in the Jun 6, 1992 edition.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Samuel Poff obituary in the Dec 31, 1960 edition.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lizzie Johnson Poff obitutary in the Mar 20, 1999 edition.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Curtis Riley Poff obituary in the Dec 21, 2013 edition.
  10. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  11. [S2752] City of Salem VA Archives - Sherwood Memorial Park, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/salem/cemeteries/
  12. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Noah Curtis Poff

M, b. February 7, 1903, d. June 20, 1994
FatherJames Samuel A. Poff1,2,3 b. November 1, 1874, d. December 30, 1960
MotherLucy Mahaley Manning1,2 b. February 2, 1879, d. February 12, 1958
     His Social Security Number was 719-07-6058.4 Noah Curtis Poff was born on February 7, 1903 at Virginia.1,4 He married Bessie Myrtle Hale circa 1927.5,6 Noah Curtis Poff died on June 20, 1994 at age 91.4

Census Records

1910Dwelling 117, District 6, Alleghany Springs, Montgomery Co., Virginia1
1920Dwelling 25, District 105, Alleghany Springs, Montgomery Co., Virginia2
1930Dwelling 228, District 14, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 172, District 81-26, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia7

Occupation

1920Farm laborer2
1930Steam railroad shop machinist helper5
1940Railroad shop pipe fitter helper7

Family

Bessie Myrtle Hale b. December 31, 1905, d. November 8, 1980
Marriage*Noah Curtis Poff married Bessie Myrtle Hale circa 1927.5,6 
Child

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Samuel Poff obituary in the Dec 31, 1960 edition.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S2752] City of Salem VA Archives - Sherwood Memorial Park, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/salem/cemeteries/

William Ira Poff1,2,3,4

M, b. February 16, 1906, d. May 11, 1967
FatherJames Samuel A. Poff1,2,5,4 b. November 1, 1874, d. December 30, 1960
MotherLucy Mahaley Manning1,2,4 b. February 2, 1879, d. February 12, 1958
     His Social Security Number was 224-09-3465.6 William Ira Poff was buried at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Four Mile Fork, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia.3,4 He married Lois Margaret Creasy.3,7 William Ira Poff was born on February 16, 1906 at Virginia.1,6,3,4 He died on May 11, 1967 at Fredericksburg, Virginia, at age 61.4

Census Records

1910Dwelling 117, District 6, Alleghany Springs, Montgomery Co., Virginia1
1920Dwelling 25, District 105, Alleghany Springs, Montgomery Co., Virginia2
1940Dwelling 99, District 119-7, Roanoke, Virginia8

Occupation

1940Truck driver8

Family

Lois Margaret Creasy b. September 10, 1908, d. April 27, 2004
Marriage*William Ira Poff married Lois Margaret Creasy.3,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S2270] Sunset Memorial Gardens, Spotsylvania Co. VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GSsr=281&GRid=62640783&CRid=52346&df=all&
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Samuel Poff obituary in the Dec 31, 1960 edition.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S1042] News & Advance, The, From the Lois Creasy Poff obituary in the Apr 30, 2004 edition.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Hannah Scott1,2

F, b. circa 1827, d. October 25, 1853
FatherIsaac Scott3,2
MotherPolly Unknown3,2
     Hannah Scott was born circa 1827 at Giles Co., Virginia.4,2 She married William York "Yorkie" Elmore, son of James Elmore and Camilla "Milley" "Milla" Gant, on January 30, 1844 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.1 As of January 30, 1844,her married name was Elmore.1 Hannah Scott died on October 25, 1853 at Craig Co., Virginia; Died from measles.3

Census Records

1850Dwelling 21, District 8, Botetourt Co. (now Craig Co.), Virginia4

Family

William York "Yorkie" Elmore b. December, 1818
Marriage*Hannah Scott married William York "Yorkie" Elmore, son of James Elmore and Camilla "Milley" "Milla" Gant, on January 30, 1844 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S437] Jordan R. Dodd, Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.
  2. [S30] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1851-1881.
  3. [S29] Richmond, VA Library of Virginia, Craig Co., Virginia, Death Records, 1853-1896.
  4. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.

James Ralph Poff Sr.1,2,3,4

M, b. March 29, 1918, d. July 28, 1973
FatherJames Samuel A. Poff2,3,5,6,4 b. November 1, 1874, d. December 30, 1960
MotherLucy Mahaley Manning2,3,6,4 b. February 2, 1879, d. February 12, 1958
     His Social Security Number was 227-36-2873.7 James Ralph Poff Sr. was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4 He was born on March 29, 1918 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 He married Hettie Virginia Craighead, daughter of Frank Ervin Craighead and Mae Virginia Lena Dexter Hall, on July 20, 1940 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,4,8 James Ralph Poff Sr. died on July 28, 1973 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 55.4

Census Records

1920Dwelling 25, District 105, Alleghany Springs, Montgomery Co., Virginia2
1930Dwelling 5, District 2, Alleghany Springs, Montgomery Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 166, District 61-3, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1940Farm hand6

Family

Hettie Virginia Craighead b. January 25, 1922, d. July 18, 2004
Marriage*James Ralph Poff Sr. married Hettie Virginia Craighead, daughter of Frank Ervin Craighead and Mae Virginia Lena Dexter Hall, on July 20, 1940 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,4,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hettie Craighead Poff obituary in the Jul 20, 2004 edition.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Samuel Poff obituary in the Dec 31, 1960 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rita Jean Stump obituary in the Mar 23, 2009 edition.

Zelotes Elorna "Dolly" Graham1,2,3,4

F, b. December 20, 1882, d. February 7, 1972
FatherWilliam Alexander Graham3 b. October 21, 1855, d. January 6, 1886
MotherHenrietta Spangler3 b. October 27, 1861, d. May 25, 1917
     Zelotes Elorna "Dolly" Graham was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5 She was born on December 20, 1882 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,3 She married Daniel Hartwell "Dick" Poff, son of William Jacob Poff and Mary Elizabeth Rierson, on February 1, 1912 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 As of February 1, 1912,her married name was Poff. Zelotes Elorna "Dolly" Graham died on February 7, 1972 at Orlando, Orange Co., Florida, at age 89.6,5,4 She Dolly Graham Poff, 89, formerly of Montgomery County, died Monday at the home of a son, George C. Poff, Orlando, Fla. She was the widow of D. H. Poff. Surviving are another son, James C. Poff Sr., Blacksburg; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Dailey, Richlands, Mrs. Lucy Groom, Orlando, Mrs. John E. Williams Sr., Christiansburg, Mrs. Ora Albert, McCoy. Richardson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. on February 8, 1972.4

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 157, District 123, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 88, District 12, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia9

Family

Daniel Hartwell "Dick" Poff b. July 5, 1884, d. January 28, 1958
Marriage*Zelotes Elorna "Dolly" Graham married Daniel Hartwell "Dick" Poff, son of William Jacob Poff and Mary Elizabeth Rierson, on February 1, 1912 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18, From her husband's WWI Draft Registration card.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S3196] Radford News Journal, From the Dolly Graham Poff obituary in the Feb 8, 1972 edition.
  5. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  6. [S181] Spangler Genealogy, online http://www.spanglers.info/span.html
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Cabble Poff obitutary in the Nov 16, 1995 edition.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Lausa Ann "Louisa" Hodge1,2

F, b. February 18, 1882, d. June 11, 1963
FatherWiley W. Hodge1,2,3 b. April 23, 1858, d. April 13, 1946
MotherMartha S. Howell1,2,3 b. circa 1853, d. June 22, 1928
     Lausa Ann "Louisa" Hodge was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3 She was born on February 18, 1882 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 She married Charles William "Charlie" Poff, son of William Jacob Poff and Mary Elizabeth Rierson, on September 5, 1900 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 As of September 5, 1900,her married name was Poff. Lausa Ann "Louisa" Hodge died on June 11, 1963 at Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 81.1,3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 54, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 102, District 98, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 172, District 1, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 42, District 32-6, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Family

Charles William "Charlie" Poff b. February 24, 1873, d. June 28, 1941
Marriage*Lausa Ann "Louisa" Hodge married Charles William "Charlie" Poff, son of William Jacob Poff and Mary Elizabeth Rierson, on September 5, 1900 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S38] Ronnie Neal Graham, "Descendants of William J. Poff," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 13, 2003.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Thomas Edgar Poff death record.
  11. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

William Alexander Graham1

M, b. October 21, 1855, d. January 6, 1886
FatherPerry Comodor Graham2 b. April 2, 1812, d. April 2, 1869
MotherSarah Lee Reynolds2 b. July 1, 1825, d. January 1, 1854
     William Alexander Graham was born on October 21, 1855 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He married Henrietta Spangler, daughter of Isaac Spangler and Henrietta Creasy, on March 29, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,4 William Alexander Graham died on January 6, 1886 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 30.

Family

Henrietta Spangler b. October 27, 1861, d. May 25, 1917
Marriage*He married Henrietta Spangler, daughter of Isaac Spangler and Henrietta Creasy, on March 29, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S181] Spangler Genealogy, online http://www.spanglers.info/span.html
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S291] Kendra Arthur, J. D. Howery, Donna J. Robertson, and family records Barb Reininger with additional annotation Arthur Unknown, Pine Creek Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  4. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  5. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Henrietta Spangler1,2

F, b. October 27, 1861, d. May 25, 1917
FatherIsaac Spangler2 b. 1829, d. 1862
MotherHenrietta Creasy2 b. circa 1836, d. after April, 1910
     Henrietta Spangler was buried at Pine Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Rt. 682, 0.6 miles north of Rt. 221, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 She was born on October 27, 1861 at Virginia; The Tombstones of Floyd Co. Book has a birth date of Oct 27, 1862.4,3,1 She married William Alexander Graham, son of Perry Comodor Graham and Sarah Lee Reynolds, on March 29, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,1 As of March 29, 1877,her married name was Graham. Henrietta Spangler died on May 25, 1917 at age 55.4,3,1

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

William Alexander Graham b. October 21, 1855, d. January 6, 1886
Marriage*Henrietta Spangler married William Alexander Graham, son of Perry Comodor Graham and Sarah Lee Reynolds, on March 29, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S291] Kendra Arthur, J. D. Howery, Donna J. Robertson, and family records Barb Reininger with additional annotation Arthur Unknown, Pine Creek Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  4. [S181] Spangler Genealogy, online http://www.spanglers.info/span.html
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Isaac Spangler1,2

M, b. 1829, d. 1862
FatherSamuel Spangler1,2 b. January 2, 1795, d. April 26, 1875
MotherMary Catherine Hylton/Helton1,2 b. April 18, 1792, d. October 9, 1850
     Isaac Spangler SPANGLER, Isaac: Co., A, 54th Infantry. Died in confederate service per PWR, which is the only reference. Resident Floyd County.3 He was born in 1829 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Henrietta Creasy on March 9, 1858 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 Isaac Spangler died in 1862.1

Family

Henrietta Creasy b. circa 1836, d. after April, 1910
Marriage*He married Henrietta Creasy on March 9, 1858 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S181] Spangler Genealogy, online http://www.spanglers.info/span.html
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S761] George L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver, The Virginia Regimental Histories Series, 54th Virginia Infantry.

Henrietta Creasy1

F, b. circa 1836, d. after April, 1910
     Henrietta Creasy was born circa 1836 at Virginia.1 She married Isaac Spangler, son of Samuel Spangler and Mary Catherine Hylton/Helton, on March 9, 1858 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 As of March 9, 1858,her married name was Spangler. Henrietta Creasy died after April, 1910 at Floyd Co., Virginia.

Family

Isaac Spangler b. 1829, d. 1862
Marriage*She married Isaac Spangler, son of Samuel Spangler and Mary Catherine Hylton/Helton, on March 9, 1858 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S181] Spangler Genealogy, online http://www.spanglers.info/span.html

Caldonia Dora "Callie" Poff1,2,3,4

F, b. May 1, 1883, d. June 9, 1965
FatherDaniel M. Poff5 b. March 4, 1858, d. before May 6, 1910
MotherLouisa Calla R. "Lou" Dickerson5 b. April, 1860, d. June 16, 1938
     Caldonia Dora "Callie" Poff was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.4 She was born on May 1, 1883 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Her death certificate has a birth date of May 8, 1881.5,4 As of November 24, 1909,her married name was Hall.6 She married William Marion "Will" Hall on November 24, 1909 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,6,4 Caldonia Dora "Callie" Poff died on June 9, 1965 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 82.4

Census Records

1890Dwelling 64, District 14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1900Dwelling 85, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 21, District 104, Big Spring, Montgomery Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 348, District 4, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia8

Family

William Marion "Will" Hall b. April 18, 1884
Marriage*Caldonia Dora "Callie" Poff married William Marion "Will" Hall on November 24, 1909 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,6,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Everette B. Poff obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Edith Hall Bandy obituary in the Feb 10, 2001 edition.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dorothy Mae Bradley obituary in the Jul 30, 2000 edition.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ellis David Hall obituary in the Mar 18, 2003 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Leona Riley obituary in the Oct 12, 2005 edition.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  13. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Pearlie Jane Poff1,2

F, b. May 7, 1885, d. July 17, 1963
FatherDaniel M. Poff1 b. March 4, 1858, d. before May 6, 1910
MotherLouisa Calla R. "Lou" Dickerson1 b. April, 1860, d. June 16, 1938
     Pearlie Jane Poff was buried at Poff Cemetery (also known as Keith Cemetery), Rt. 768, east of Rt. 221, above home of Carl & Lois Burk Poff, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on May 7, 1885 at Virginia.1,2 She died on July 17, 1963 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 78.2

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1900Dwelling 85, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1940Dwelling 17, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated as a cousin in the house of William Nathan Poff.4

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Viola Ellen Poff1,2,3

F, b. April 9, 1889, d. December 9, 1971
FatherDaniel M. Poff2,3 b. March 4, 1858, d. before May 6, 1910
MotherLouisa Calla R. "Lou" Dickerson4,2,3 b. April, 1860, d. June 16, 1938
     Viola Ellen Poff was buried at East Hill Cemetery, both sides of Rt. 11, Elliston, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,6,3 She was born on April 9, 1889 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 As of November 24, 1909,her married name was Helm.7 She married Jacob Oak "Oakly" Helm Sr. on November 24, 1909 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,6,1,7,3 Viola Ellen Poff died on December 9, 1971 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 82.5,6,3

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 85, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 274, District 92, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 217, District 105, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 357, District 2, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 44, District 61-3, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia11

Family

Jacob Oak "Oakly" Helm Sr. b. April 11, 1889, d. 1975
Marriage*Viola Ellen Poff married Jacob Oak "Oakly" Helm Sr. on November 24, 1909 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.5,6,1,7,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ernestine Helm Epperly obituary in the Dec 8, 2005 edition.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S237] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, East Hill Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.
  6. [S576] Margaret Tynan & Rena Worthen, Montgomery Co., Virginia Cemeteries, Volume I.
  7. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Wallace McKinley Helm obituary in the Jul 28, 1997 edition.
  13. [S557] VA Montgomery Co., Register 3, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

George W. Craft1,2

M, b. October 22, 1820, d. February 27, 1891
FatherBenjamin Richard Craft Sr.3 b. circa 1776, d. after June 22, 1860
MotherSarah "Sally" Spencer3 b. circa 1798, d. after June 22, 1860
     George W. Craft was buried at Waugh Cemetery, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.4 He was born on October 22, 1820 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.2,4 He married Martha "Patty" Elmore, daughter of James Elmore and Camilla "Milley" "Milla" Gant, on November 13, 1843 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.1,2 George W. Craft Joined the 11th Batallion Virginia Reserves, Company B. on April 16, 1864. He died on February 27, 1891 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia, at age 70; Died of consumption.2,3,4

Census Records

1850Dwelling 34, District 8, Botetourt Co. (now Craig Co.), Virginia5
1860Dwelling 394, Valley of Johns Creek, Craig Co., Virginia6
1870Dwelling 22, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia7
1880Dwelling 108, District 23, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1850Laborer5
1860Shoemaker6
1870Shoemaker7
1880Farmer8

Family

Martha "Patty" Elmore b. circa 1821, d. June 13, 1889
Marriage*George W. Craft married Martha "Patty" Elmore, daughter of James Elmore and Camilla "Milley" "Milla" Gant, on November 13, 1843 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S437] Jordan R. Dodd, Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.
  2. [S1264] Eugene Elmore, "James Elmore and Camilla Gant."
  3. [S29] Richmond, VA Library of Virginia, Craig Co., Virginia, Death Records, 1853-1896.
  4. [S4443] Waugh Family Cemetery, Craig Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S30] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1851-1881.
  10. [S1225] Ruth G. Hale, Waugh Cemetery, Craig Co., VA.
  11. [S366] And Margarette Tynan Rena Worthen Stephen Taylor, Cemeteries of Craig Co., Virginia.
  12. [S25] Richmond, VA Library of Virginia, Craig Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1896.
  13. [S28] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1882-1910.
  14. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  15. [S359] Patricia Crowder Yaw, First Crowders in America.
  16. [S365] Ruth G. Hale, Crossroads Church Cemetery, Craig Co., VA.

Joseph Jasper Poff1,2

M, b. January 19, 1883, d. April 14, 1946
FatherAsa Poff1,3,4 b. April 15, 1864, d. November 21, 1935
MotherNancy A. Manning1,3,4 b. May, 1855, d. November 24, 1930
     Joseph Jasper Poff was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,4 He was born on January 19, 1883 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His WWI Draft Registration card has a birth date of Jan 19, 1882 and his death certificate has Jan 22, 1880.6,1,2,4 He married Nancy Jane Craghead, daughter of William Hayden "Hade" Craghead and Louisa Mary Walton, on November 8, 1905 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 Joseph Jasper Poff died on April 14, 1946 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 63.5,4

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1900Dwelling 155, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 73, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 8, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 201, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 85, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Occupation

1910Farmer8
1920Grain miller9
1930Retail grocery merchant10
1940Retail merchant propriator11

Family 1

Nancy Jane Craghead b. January 2, 1887, d. March 2, 1953
Marriage*Joseph Jasper Poff married Nancy Jane Craghead, daughter of William Hayden "Hade" Craghead and Louisa Mary Walton, on November 8, 1905 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 

Family 2

Audrey Mae Conner b. June 16, 1913, d. September 3, 1948
Child

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. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  6. [S3] Mary Conner Williams, "Conner Family Researcher Mary Conner Williams," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Walter Gordon Poff1,2,3

M, b. November 24, 1884, d. February 27, 1974
FatherAsa Poff4,5,3 b. April 15, 1864, d. November 21, 1935
MotherNancy A. Manning4,5,3 b. May, 1855, d. November 24, 1930
     His Social Security Number was 231-14-7705.6 Walter Gordon Poff was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,3 He was born on November 24, 1884 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His WWI Draft Registration card has a birth date of Dec 4, 1884 and his death certificate has Nov 2, 1884.6,1,3 He married Traconia Isabelle "Tacoma" Craighead, daughter of William Hayden "Hade" Craghead and Louisa Mary Walton, on March 13, 1907 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3 Walter Gordon Poff died on February 27, 1974 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 89.8,3

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1900Dwelling 155, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 113, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1920Dwelling 184, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1930Dwelling 240, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1940Dwelling 65, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13

Occupation

1910Farmer10
1920Tenant farmer11
1930Farmer12
1940Farmer13

Family

Traconia Isabelle "Tacoma" Craighead b. October 2, 1889, d. November 16, 1967
Marriage*Walter Gordon Poff married Traconia Isabelle "Tacoma" Craighead, daughter of William Hayden "Hade" Craghead and Louisa Mary Walton, on March 13, 1907 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate, From the Sylvia Gay Poff death certificate.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  8. [S1640] Jack Spangler, Index of Obituary and Death Notices Appearing in the Floyd Press 1973-1999.
  9. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Poff-Chambers marriage record.

Sarah Armenia "Minnie" Poff1,2,3,4

F, b. March 30, 1886, d. October 12, 1972
FatherAsa Poff2,5,6,7 b. April 15, 1864, d. November 21, 1935
MotherNancy A. Manning2,5,6,7 b. May, 1855, d. November 24, 1930
     Sarah Armenia "Minnie" Poff was buried at Riner Cemetery, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.7 She was born on March 30, 1886 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His death certificate has a birth year of 1889.6,7 She married James Burdict "J. B." "Berty" Conner, son of William Mitchell Conner and Sarah A. "Amanda" Poff, on August 1, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,4 As of August 1, 1906,her married name was Conner. Sarah Armenia "Minnie" Poff died on October 12, 1972 at Marion, Smyth Co., Virginia, at age 86.4,7 She COPPER HILL -- Minnie Poff Conner, 86, of Copper Hill died Thursday, October 12, 1972, in a Marion hospital. She was the widow of J. B. Conner. Surviving are a son, Ruben L. Conner, Copper Hill; five daughters, Mrs. Attrice Pendleton, Merrifield, Mrs. Gaye Ferguson, Nokesville, Mrs. Goldie Newman, Fairfax, Mrs. Olgia Huff, Vienna, Mrs. Rachel Micks, Brookneal; a sister, Mrs. Cora Conner, Salem; two brothers, Walter Poff, Roanoke, Arch Poff, Copper Hill. The funeral was Saturday, October 14, 1972, at 11 a.m. at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren with burial in Riner Cemetery. on October 19, 1972.4

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 155, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 184, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1920Dwelling 149, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 403, District 8, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 46, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Family

James Burdict "J. B." "Berty" Conner b. May 12, 1881, d. May 15, 1948
Marriage*Sarah Armenia "Minnie" Poff married James Burdict "J. B." "Berty" Conner, son of William Mitchell Conner and Sarah A. "Amanda" Poff, on August 1, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S661] Brenda Sue Smallwood (great grand-daughter), "James Burke (Burdict) Conner," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jun and Jul 2002.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Minnie Poff Conner obituary in the Oct 19, 1972 edition.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S2413] Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708660
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  13. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  14. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Archie Blane Poff1,2,3

M, b. April 15, 1888, d. May 16, 1976
FatherAsa Poff1,4,5,6,3 b. April 15, 1864, d. November 21, 1935
MotherNancy A. Manning1,4,5,6,3 b. May, 1855, d. November 24, 1930
     Archie Blane Poff was buried at King Cemetery, Rt. 607, Bottom Creek area, Roanoke Co., Virginia.7,1,2,3 His Social Security Number was 226-32-2855.8 He was born on April 15, 1888 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia; His WWI Draft Registration card has a birth date of Apr 16, 1888.8,7,9,6,3 He married Esther Trelainie Bartlett, daughter of George Riley Bartlett and Nancy Rachel King, on July 23, 1909 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,1,10,3 Archie Blane Poff died on May 16, 1976 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 88.7,2,3 He Copper Hill - Archie Blane Poff age 88, died Sunday, May 16, 1976, in a Roanoke hospital. He is survived by three sons, Eldridge O. Poff, Copper Hill; Herman (Sam) Poff, Floyd; Raymond W. Poff, Mechanicsville, Md; one daughter, Miss Roxie Poff, Copper Hill; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grand children. Funeral was held at 11:00 am Wednesday, May 19, 1976, at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd, with the Rev. Frank Wimmer officiating. Burial in the King Cemetery. on May 20, 1976.2

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1900Dwelling 155, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 117, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1920Dwelling 150, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13
1930Dwelling 226, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia14
1940Dwelling 69, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia15

Occupation

1910Farmer12
1920Farmer13
1930Farmer14
1940Farmer15

Family

Esther Trelainie Bartlett b. July 9, 1888, d. January 7, 1971
Marriage*Archie Blane Poff married Esther Trelainie Bartlett, daughter of George Riley Bartlett and Nancy Rachel King, on July 23, 1909 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,1,10,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  2. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Archie Blaine Poff obituary in the May 20, 1976 edition.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S2413] Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708660
  7. [S183] Roanoke Regional Preservation Office, Cemeteries in Roanoke County, Virginia.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  10. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Esther Bartlett Poff obituary in the Jan 14, 1971 edition.
  11. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  16. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  17. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.