Minnie Minerva Wimmer1,2,3

F, b. August 17, 1884, d. April 14, 1978
FatherHosea Allen Wimmer3,4 b. September, 1863, d. June 15, 1916
MotherMartha Agnes Weaver3,4 b. April 25, 1862, d. March 17, 1951
     Minnie Minerva Wimmer was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.5 She was born on August 17, 1884 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 She married John Harvey Spangler, son of Rev. John H. Spangler and Elizabeth Peters, on December 27, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,5 As of December 27, 1906,her married name was Spangler. Minnie Minerva Wimmer died on April 14, 1978 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 93.1 She ROANOKE - Mrs Minnie Wimmer Spangler, age 93, of Roanoke and Boones Mill, died Friday morning Apr. 14, 1978, in a local hospital. She was the widow of J. Harvey Spangler. Mrs. Spangler was a long time member of South Roanoke Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Lee R. Spangler, Roanoke; three daughters, Mrs. W. M. (Virginia) Mills, Roanoke, Mrs. Howard M. (Beulah) Clafin, Christiansburg; Mrs. R. C. (Mary) Jamison, Jr., Boones Mill; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Vest, Pilot; Mrs. Gay Campbell, Roanoke; grandson, Dennis M. Mills, Roanoke; grandaughter, Miss Sandra E. Mills, Christiansburg. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 16, 1978 at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel. The Rev. Robert S. Baldwin and the Rev. William C. Mattox, Jr. officiated. Interment was in Huffville Cemetery, Floyd. on April 20, 1978.5

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 152, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 27, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 240, District 115, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 129, District 11, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia9

Family

John Harvey Spangler b. October 10, 1874, d. March 23, 1947
Marriage*Minnie Minerva Wimmer married John Harvey Spangler, son of Rev. John H. Spangler and Elizabeth Peters, on December 27, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S181] Spangler Genealogy, online http://www.spanglers.info/span.html
  2. [S1260] Glenna Garnand Garner, Floyd Co., VA Obituary Listing.
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Minnie Wimmer Spangler obituary in the Apr 20, 1978 edition.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 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 Lee Roy Spangler obituary in the Feb 4, 2001 edition.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Virginia S. Mills obituary in the Dec 1, 2011 edition.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Beulah S. Thompson Claflin obituary in the Jun 1, 2009 edition.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Spangler Jamison obituary in the Nov 3, 2012 edition.
  14. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Spangler-Grammer wedding announcement in an unidentified newspaper.

Fleming W. Lester1,2

M, b. 1812, d. November 1, 1885
FatherAbner A. Lester3,2 b. 1783, d. April, 1871
MotherRachel West3,2 b. 1788, d. June 20, 1870
     Fleming W. Lester was born in 1812 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.3,2 He married Permelia Ann O'Bryan on November 20, 1840 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 Fleming W. Lester married Elizabeth Prillaman on November 28, 1861.2 Fleming W. Lester died on November 1, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2

Family 1

Permelia Ann O'Bryan b. 1815, d. January 7, 1859
Marriage*He married Permelia Ann O'Bryan on November 20, 1840 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 
Child

Family 2

Elizabeth Prillaman b. April 18, 1834
Marriage*Fleming W. Lester married Elizabeth Prillaman on November 28, 1861.2 

Citations

  1. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S1016] Essie Fae Lester and Jim Lester (e-mail address), "Lester Family History."
  3. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  4. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  5. [S64] Paula Earles, "Earles, Henry Harrison," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, May 5, 2003.
  6. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Valentine Elysus Wimmer1,2,3,4

M, b. January 17, 1876, d. December 7, 1948
FatherJames Harvey "Harv" Wimmer4,1,5 b. December 26, 1853, d. October 27, 1920
MotherElizabeth Peridine "Eliza" Wilson4,1,5 b. June 29, 1850, d. March 1, 1917
     Valentine Elysus Wimmer was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.6 He married Maggie Reynolds.7 Valentine Elysus Wimmer was born on January 17, 1876 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,1,8,6 He married Elvira Augustal "Augusta" Blankenship, daughter of Giles E. Blankenship and Louisa/Levicia "Lavicy" Conner, on January 27, 1898 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Valentine Elysus Wimmer died on December 7, 1948 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 72.4,6

Census Records

1880Dwelling 87, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1900Dwelling 147, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 133, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 55, District 39, Elk, Chester Co., Pennsylvania10
1930Dwelling 114, District 32, Woodsboro, Frederick Co., Maryland11

Occupation

1900Farmer2
1910Farmer3
1920Farmer10
1930Farmer11

Family 1

Maggie Reynolds b. April 26, 1876, d. August 9, 1961
Marriage*Valentine Elysus Wimmer married Maggie Reynolds.7 

Family 2

Elvira Augustal "Augusta" Blankenship b. January 16, 1879, d. January 8, 1930
Marriage*Valentine Elysus Wimmer married Elvira Augustal "Augusta" Blankenship, daughter of Giles E. Blankenship and Louisa/Levicia "Lavicy" Conner, on January 27, 1898 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S24] Fred Wimmer, Wimmer Family 1695-1978.
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1262] Glenna Garnand Garner, Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  7. [S2749] Roanoke Co. VA Archives - Reynolds Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanoke/cemeteries/
  8. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  9. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruth Bland Siceloff obituary in the Jan 28, 1998 edition.
  13. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  14. [S1653] Bureau of Vital Statistics North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1976, From the Milton Herman Wimmer death certificate.
  15. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Elzira Virginia "Ella" Elmore1,2

F, b. October, 1846, d. before January 14, 1920
FatherElder Andrew Jackson "Andy" Elmore1,2,3,4 b. July 9, 1811, d. November 29, 1895
MotherElizabeth Murray "Betsy" Walker1,2,3,4 b. December 20, 1818, d. August 28, 1886
     Elzira Virginia "Ella" Elmore was born in October, 1846 at Botetourt Co. (now Craig Co.), Virginia.5,3 She married John W. Chappel on October 19, 1865 at Craig Co., Virginia.3,6 As of October 19, 1865,her married name was Chappel.3 Elzira Virginia "Ella" Elmore married John William McCartney, son of James W. McCartney and Nancy Unknown, on May 30, 1872 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.3,7 As of May 30, 1872,her married name was McCartney. Elzira Virginia "Ella" Elmore died before January 14, 1920; Her husband was enumerated as a widow in the 1920 Census.8

Census Records

1850Dwelling 5, District 8, Botetourt Co., Virginia1
1860Dwelling 38, Summersville District, Nicholas Co., Virginia (now West Virginia)4
1870Dwelling 11, New Castle, Craig Co., VirginiaElla was enumerated without her husband in the household of her father Andrew9
1880Dwelling 133, District 23, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia10
1900Dwelling 369, District 11, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia5

Family 1

John W. Chappel b. circa 1845
Marriage*Elzira Virginia "Ella" Elmore married John W. Chappel on October 19, 1865 at Craig Co., Virginia.3,6 
Child

Family 2

John William McCartney b. March, 1841, d. December 29, 1924
Marriage*Elzira Virginia "Ella" Elmore married John William McCartney, son of James W. McCartney and Nancy Unknown, on May 30, 1872 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.3,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S642] Featured Folk of Craig County, online http://www.geocities.com/craig_county_va/cra_f4.htm
  3. [S30] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1851-1881.
  4. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S2095] New Castle Record, From the Mary E. Elmore obituary in the Aug 15, 1925 edition.
  7. [S1964] Charlene Elmore Blassingham, "Elmores of New Castle, VA."
  8. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S646] Family Archive CD, World Family Tree Vol. 3, Ed. 1, Tree #1741.
  12. [S28] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1882-1910.
  13. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  14. [S25] Richmond, VA Library of Virginia, Craig Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1896.

Virginia McLaine1

F, b. June 5, 1894, d. September 1, 1964
     Virginia McLaine was buried at Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, Suffolk Co., New York.2 She was born on June 5, 1894 at Virginia.3,2 As of circa 1925,her married name was Poff.3 She married Audie Lee Poff, son of Charles William "Charlie" Poff and Lausa Ann "Louisa" Hodge, circa 1925.3,1 Virginia McLaine died on September 1, 1964 at age 70.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 44, District 273, Bronx, Bronx Co., New York3
1940Dwelling 146, District 3-544B, Bronx, Bronx Co., New York4

Occupation

1940Dry goods store counter girl4

Family

Audie Lee Poff b. May 13, 1901, d. March 22, 1959
Marriage*Virginia McLaine married Audie Lee Poff, son of Charles William "Charlie" Poff and Lausa Ann "Louisa" Hodge, circa 1925.3,1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  2. [S1405] National Cemetery Administration, U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Clarence Dewey Wimmer1,2,3

M, b. July 18, 1898, d. May 7, 1960
FatherHosea Allen Wimmer1,4,5,3 b. September, 1863, d. June 15, 1916
MotherMartha Agnes Weaver1,4,5,3 b. April 25, 1862, d. March 17, 1951
     Clarence Dewey Wimmer was buried at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Courthouse Road, Princeton, Mercer Co., West Virginia.3 He was born on July 18, 1898 at Huffville, Floyd Co., Virginia; His death record has a birth date of Jul 1, 1898.1,2,3 He married Elva Ada Sisson, daughter of John Henry Sisson and Virginia Catherine "Ginny" Board, on March 12, 1916 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 Clarence Dewey Wimmer died on May 7, 1960 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 61.7,3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 152, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 35, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 65, District 101, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 468, District 30, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia9

Occupation

1920Farmer8
1930Coal miner9

Family

Elva Ada Sisson b. March 31, 1899, d. April 1, 1979
Marriage*Clarence Dewey Wimmer married Elva Ada Sisson, daughter of John Henry Sisson and Virginia Catherine "Ginny" Board, on March 12, 1916 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Clarence Dewey Wimmer death record.
  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. [S134] Granddaughter Alice V. Thomas, granddaughter-in-law Mrs. Lala Vest Rev. Peter R. Vest, Rev. Peter R. Vest Files.
  7. [S854] Patricia Harrington, "Wimmer Family Tree," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 22 and Feb 10, 2002.
  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. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate.
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Costley Jasper Conner1,2,3

M, b. September 16, 1881, d. January 7, 1956
FatherJoseph Costley Conner4,3 b. June 19, 1858, d. before June 15, 1900
MotherLydia M. Clower5,4,3 b. February 17, 1854
     His Social Security Number was 235-07-5252.1 Costley Jasper Conner was buried at Prosperity Cemetery, Mercer Co., West Virginia.2 He was born on September 16, 1881 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6,7,1,2,8,3 He married Jerusha Luevina "Rosie" "Rosa" Elswick on June 28, 1905 at Gilliam, McDowell Co., West Virginia; This was the second marriage for Rosa. She was previously married to a Mr. Sperry and had 4 children with him.4 Costley Jasper Conner died on January 7, 1956 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 74.1,2,3 He Funeral services will be conducted today at 2 p.m. for Costley Jasper Conner, age 74, of Wind Gap Mill, near McComas, who died Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Bluefield Sanitarium. The services will be held at the family residence with the Rev. Watson officiating. He was born September 16, 1881 in Floyd County, Va. the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Conner. He is survived by his wife and one daughter Mrs. Dewey Moran of Budd. One son also survives, Clyde Conner of Crumpler. Two step daughters and step sons also survive; Mrs. B. C. Beggs of Route 3, Bluefield; Mrs. Cletus Graham of Thomas, W. Va; Robert Stearry of Beckley and Wm. Stearry of Thomas. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Jones of Northfork and Mrs. Charles Vest of Check, W. Va. Six grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. He was a member of the Prosperity Methodist Church and the UMWA. Burial will be in the Harmon Cemetery near the residence. on January 9, 1956.3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 154, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 113, District 90, North Fork, McDowell Co., West Virginia9
1920Dwelling 275, District 101, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia10
1930Dwelling 858, District 30, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia11
1940Dwelling 394, District 28-46, Rock, Mercer Co., West Virginia12

Occupation

1900Farm laborer5
1910Coal miner9
1920Coal miner10
1930Coal miner11
1940Farmer12

Family

Jerusha Luevina "Rosie" "Rosa" Elswick b. November 21, 1871, d. December 7, 1957
Marriage*Costley Jasper Conner married Jerusha Luevina "Rosie" "Rosa" Elswick on June 28, 1905 at Gilliam, McDowell Co., West Virginia; This was the second marriage for Rosa. She was previously married to a Mr. Sperry and had 4 children with him.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Costley Jasper Conner death certificate.
  2. [S10481] Prosperity Cemetery, Mercer Co., WV, online www.findagrave.com.
  3. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Costley Jasper Conner obituary in the Jan 9, 1956 edition.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Conner-Sperry marriage record.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  7. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the David Raymond Conner death certificate.
  8. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  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. [S798] Register Herald, From the Nellie Faye Conner Moran obituary in the Mar 2, 2000 edition.
  14. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Conner-Bailey marriage certificate.
  15. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Clyde Vinyard Conner, Sr. obituary in the Oct 10, 1973 edition.
  16. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the David Raymond Conner obituary in the Oct 22, 1947 edition.
  17. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Conner-Blankenship marriage certificate.

John Harvey Spangler1,2,3,4,5

M, b. October 10, 1874, d. March 23, 1947
FatherRev. John H. Spangler6,2,7 b. August 8, 1826, d. January 8, 1915
MotherElizabeth Peters6,2 b. March 17, 1835, d. January 31, 1910
     John Harvey Spangler was born on October 10, 1874 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,1 He married Minnie Minerva Wimmer, daughter of Hosea Allen Wimmer and Martha Agnes Weaver, on December 27, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,6,8 John Harvey Spangler died on March 23, 1947 at age 72.9

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1910Dwelling 27, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 240, District 115, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia11
1930Dwelling 129, District 11, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia12

Occupation

1910Farmer7
1920Miller11
1930Mill general manager12

Family

Minnie Minerva Wimmer b. August 17, 1884, d. April 14, 1978
Marriage*John Harvey Spangler married Minnie Minerva Wimmer, daughter of Hosea Allen Wimmer and Martha Agnes Weaver, on December 27, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,6,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lee Roy Spangler obituary in the Feb 4, 2001 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Beulah S. Thompson Claflin obituary in the Jun 1, 2009 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Spangler Jamison obituary in the Nov 3, 2012 edition.
  6. [S181] Spangler Genealogy, online http://www.spanglers.info/span.html
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Minnie Wimmer Spangler obituary in the Apr 20, 1978 edition.
  9. [S854] Patricia Harrington, "Wimmer Family Tree," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 22 and Feb 10, 2002.
  10. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Virginia S. Mills obituary in the Dec 1, 2011 edition.
  14. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Spangler-Grammer wedding announcement in an unidentified newspaper.

Lucie/Louisa Poff1,2

F, b. October 19, 1860, d. before September 21, 1870
FatherWilliam Henry Poff3,1 b. June 5, 1835, d. January 12, 1908
MotherMary Jane Carr3,1 b. August 12, 1834, d. November 29, 1904
     Lucie/Louisa Poff was born on October 19, 1860 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 She died before September 21, 1870; Not enumerated with her family in the 1870 Census.4

Citations

  1. [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
  2. [S6393] Logan Reed Jennings, "The Poffs of Floyd County, Virginia."
  3. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  4. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.

James Walter Poff1

M, b. January 7, 1872, d. September, 1874
FatherWilliam Henry Poff2,3,4 b. June 5, 1835, d. January 12, 1908
MotherMary Jane Carr2,3,4 b. August 12, 1834, d. November 29, 1904
     James Walter Poff was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on January 7, 1872 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia; The Salem Church Cemetery listing has a birth date of Sep 7, 1872.1,2,4 He died in September, 1874 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 2; The Floyd Co. Death Index and Virginia Deaths and Burials have a death date of Mar 30, 1874.1,3,5

Citations

  1. [S711] Pupils of Check High School, Salem Church Head of the River Cemetery.
  2. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  3. [S96] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1853-1882.
  4. [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
  5. [S2414] Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708697

William Jackson "Jack" Poff1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. December 7, 1865, d. October 5, 1911
FatherWilliam Henry Poff1,3,7,4 b. June 5, 1835, d. January 12, 1908
MotherMary Jane Carr1,3,7,4 b. August 12, 1834, d. November 29, 1904
     William Jackson "Jack" Poff was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.5,6 He was born on December 7, 1865 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His gravestone has a birth year of 1866.2,4,6 He married Minnie L. Cannaday, daughter of Dr. Asa H. Cannaday and Demaris Catherine Graham, on August 6, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,8 William Jackson "Jack" Poff married Lula Alice Poff, daughter of William Anthony Lemuel Poff and Cordelia Christine "Della" Wimmer, on October 19, 1904 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.9 William Jackson "Jack" Poff Well known county man blows out his brains with shotgun. Victim of melancholia which dethroned his reason and caused the rash act shortly after noon today. Mr. W. J. Poff, familiarly known to his many friends in Salem and Roanoke County as "Jack" Poff, placed the muzzle of a double-barrel shotgun to his head shortly after noon today and pulled the trigger, the load tearing away the top of his head and scattering his brains about the little counting room and the rear of the store at Glenvar where the rash act was committed. The news of the sad tragedy was received with the most profound sorrow in Salem where Mr. Poff was very popular. Ill health the cause. Mr. Poff had been in extremely bad health for many months and little hope of his complete recovery was entertained. For some time he had been under the treatment at the orthopedic hospital in Philadelphia, and had been at home about only two weeks. During his stay at home his condition had become worse and he had planned to return tomorrow to Philadelphia to continue the treatment. It is probable that brooding over his condition and his enforced separation from his family temporarily dethroned his reason and causeed the idea of self destruction to enter his mind, weakened by disease. Was alone at the time. Shortly before the tragedy Mr. Poff came from his home and entered the store of Poff & Poff, in which he had recently sold his interest to his brother Mr. W. A. Poff. He retired at once to the little counting room and the rear of the store, as he frequently did and nothing was thought of at the matter until a short time later his nephew, Mr. Bernece Poff, who was on the porch in front of the store, was startled to hear the report of the gun. Hastening to the little room he was horrified to find his uncle lying in a pool of his own blood and gasping his last. The corner had been same summoned just before this paper went to press shortly after the tragedy. Mr. Poff, together with his brother W. A. Poff came to Glenvar about eight years ago from Floyd County. They purchased the estate known as the "Deyerle place" and also the store at Glenvar. He has succeeded well in business and is generally considered wealthy. He had been twice married, a daughter Miss Clarice by the first wife, together with his second wife and a daughter two years old survive him. His home life was ideal and the family are prostrated over the tragedy. on October 5, 1911.10 He died on October 5, 1911 at Glenvar, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 45.5,10,6

Census Records

1870Dwelling 177, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 99, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1900Dwelling 300, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1910Dwelling 374, District 133, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia13

Occupation

1900Dry goods salesman12
1910Retail grocery merchant13

Family 1

Minnie L. Cannaday b. February 27, 1867, d. May 22, 1903
Marriage*William Jackson "Jack" Poff married Minnie L. Cannaday, daughter of Dr. Asa H. Cannaday and Demaris Catherine Graham, on August 6, 1885 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,8 
Child

Family 2

Lula Alice Poff b. December 23, 1886, d. March 19, 1973
Marriage*William Jackson "Jack" Poff married Lula Alice Poff, daughter of William Anthony Lemuel Poff and Cordelia Christine "Della" Wimmer, on October 19, 1904 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.9 
Child

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  3. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [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
  5. [S2720] Roanoke City VA Archives - Fairview Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanokecity/cemeteries/
  6. [S2257] Fair View Cemetery, Roanoke 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=81&GRid=55882186&CRid=50186&df=all&
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1710] Baltimore Sun, From the Mrs. W. J. Poff obituary in the May 23, 1903 edition.
  9. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  10. [S7813] Salem Times-Register and Sentinel, From the W. J. Poff death story in the Oct 5, 1911 edition.
  11. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S2103] Gastonia Daily Gazette, From the Summey-Gray wedding announcement in the Oct 9, 1939 edition.

Frances Taylor "Fannie" Elmore1,2,3,4

F, b. March, 1850, d. December 29, 1926
FatherElder Andrew Jackson "Andy" Elmore2,5,6,7,3 b. July 9, 1811, d. November 29, 1895
MotherElizabeth Murray "Betsy" Walker2,5,6,7,3 b. December 20, 1818, d. August 28, 1886
     Frances Taylor "Fannie" Elmore was buried at Crowder Cemetery, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia.1,8 She Frances Elmore died at the home of her son, William Bruce Elmore, Wed., Dec. 29, 1926, aged 75 yrs. Funeral held 31 Dec. by J.A. Hopkins with burial in the Crowder Cemetery.8 She was born in March, 1850 at Botetourt Co. (now Craig Co.), Virginia.9,2 She died on December 29, 1926 at New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia, at age 76.1,8

Census Records

1850Dwelling 5, District 8, Botetourt Co., Virginia2
1860Dwelling 38, Summersville District, Nicholas Co., Virginia (now West Virginia)3
1870Dwelling 11, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia7
1880Dwelling 135, District 23, New Castle, Craig Co., VirginiaEnumerated along with her son in the household of her father Andrew5
1900Dwelling 153, District 11, New Castle, Craig Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her son William9
1910Dwelling 103, District 74, New Castle, Craig Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her son William10
1920Dwelling 107, District 82, New Castle, Craig Co., Virginia11

Family

John William McCartney b. March, 1841, d. December 29, 1924
Child

Citations

  1. [S367] Ruth G. Hale, Crowder Cemetery, Craig Co., VA.
  2. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1964] Charlene Elmore Blassingham, "Elmores of New Castle, VA."
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S642] Featured Folk of Craig County, online http://www.geocities.com/craig_county_va/cra_f4.htm
  7. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Frances Elmore obituary in an undated edition.
  9. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 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. [S26] Ruth G. Hale, Craig County, Virginia Marriages 1911-1938.
  13. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Amanda Poff1,2,3

F, b. February, 1868, d. October, 1868
FatherWilliam Henry Poff1,2,3 b. June 5, 1835, d. January 12, 1908
MotherMary Jane Carr1,2,3 b. August 12, 1834, d. November 29, 1904
     Amanda Poff was born in February, 1868 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 She died in October, 1868 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3

Citations

  1. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  2. [S96] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1853-1882.
  3. [S1424] Virginia Genealogical Society, Death Records Indexing Project.

Jane Delaware "Della" Poff1,2,3

F, b. September 10, 1869, d. February 26, 1906
FatherWilliam Henry Poff1,2,4,5,6,3 b. June 5, 1835, d. January 12, 1908
MotherMary Jane Carr1,2,4,5,6,3 b. August 12, 1834, d. November 29, 1904
     Jane Delaware "Della" Poff was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.3 She was born on September 10, 1869 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6 She married Dr. Albert Asa Cannaday Sr., son of Dr. Asa H. Cannaday and Demaris Catherine Graham, on April 26, 1887 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of April 26, 1887,her married name was Cannaday. Jane Delaware "Della" Poff died on February 26, 1906 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 36.3

Census Records

1870Dwelling 177, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1880Dwelling 99, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1900Dwelling 47, District 91, Ward 1, Roanoke, Virginia7

Family

Dr. Albert Asa Cannaday Sr. b. November 18, 1863, d. February 22, 1934
Marriage*Jane Delaware "Della" Poff married Dr. Albert Asa Cannaday Sr., son of Dr. Asa H. Cannaday and Demaris Catherine Graham, on April 26, 1887 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S2720] Roanoke City VA Archives - Fairview Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanokecity/cemeteries/
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  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. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S58] Frieda Clark Cannaday, The Cannaday Family of Virginia and West Virginia.
  9. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Alfred Fleming Poff1,2

M, b. March 3, 1873, d. April 13, 1906
FatherWilliam Henry Poff3,2,4 b. June 5, 1835, d. January 12, 1908
MotherMary Jane Carr3,2 b. August 12, 1834, d. November 29, 1904
     Alfred Fleming Poff was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,6 He was born on March 3, 1873 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He married Laura T. Greer on May 31, 1894 at Franklin Co., Virginia.7 Alfred Fleming Poff died on April 13, 1906 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 33.5,4 He Roanoke, Va., April 14 - Alfred F. Poff, age 33 years, died last night at the home of his father, William H. Poff, near Copper Hill, Floyd county, of pneumonia. He leaves a widow and two children, who are in Oklahoma. He was visiting relatives in Virginia. on April 16, 1906.4

Census Records

1880Dwelling 99, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Family

Laura T. Greer b. May, 1876
Marriage*Alfred Fleming Poff married Laura T. Greer on May 31, 1894 at Franklin Co., Virginia.7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  2. [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
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1710] Baltimore Sun, From the Alfred F. Poff obituary in the Apr 16, 1906 edition.
  5. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  6. [S711] Pupils of Check High School, Salem Church Head of the River Cemetery.
  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. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  11. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.

Minnie Ella Poff1,2,3

F, b. August 21, 1875, d. April 10, 1956
FatherWilliam Henry Poff1,2,4,3 b. June 5, 1835, d. January 12, 1908
MotherMary Jane Carr1,2,4,3 b. August 12, 1834, d. November 29, 1904
     Minnie Ella Poff was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,3 She was born on August 21, 1875 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3 She married George Alvin Cannaday, son of Dr. Asa H. Cannaday and Demaris Catherine Graham, on October 4, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 As of October 4, 1892,her married name was Cannaday. Minnie Ella Poff died on April 10, 1956 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 80.5,3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 99, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 71, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 106, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 178, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 91, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 80, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Family

George Alvin Cannaday b. July 11, 1869, d. February 13, 1949
Marriage*Minnie Ella Poff married George Alvin Cannaday, son of Dr. Asa H. Cannaday and Demaris Catherine Graham, on October 4, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [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
  5. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 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. [S58] Frieda Clark Cannaday, The Cannaday Family of Virginia and West Virginia.

Dr. William Edward "Eddie" Poff1,2,3

M, b. May 17, 1879, d. February 2, 1928
FatherGeorge Isaac Wilson Poff4,1,2,5,6 b. February 16, 1859, d. June 18, 1935
MotherCallie Amanda Huff1,2,5,6,4 b. December, 1854
     Dr. William Edward "Eddie" Poff was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.7,6,4 He was born on May 17, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,6 He married Minnie Ella Burnett on September 2, 1907 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2,6,8 Dr. William Edward "Eddie" Poff died on February 2, 1928 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 48.6 He Dr. Wm E. Poff, 48, a local veterinarian, died early yesterday morning at his home on the 10th Street Extention, N W. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Minnie E. Poff, his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ira W. Poff, and the following brothers and sisters; G L Poff, Salem, G M & M Poff; Copper Hill Floyd County; Dr. R J Poff, Roanoke; Mrs. J M Miles; Kimbal, WVa; Funeral services will be conducted at Green Memorial church at 2 pm. today by the pastor, the Rev. W. F. Locke, assisted by the Rev. H. W. Connelly, pastor of the Melrose Baptist Church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. on February 3, 1928.4

Census Records

1880Dwelling 100, District 30, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1910Dwelling 85, District 110, Highland Ward, Roanoke, Virginia10
1920Dwelling 298, District 116, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia11

Occupation

1910Veternarian surgeon10
1920Veternarian11

Family

Minnie Ella Burnett b. July 27, 1886, d. November 2, 1947
Marriage*Dr. William Edward "Eddie" Poff married Minnie Ella Burnett on September 2, 1907 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2,6,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S450] George S. Jack, History of Roanoke County.
  2. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William E. Poff obituary in the Feb 3, 1928 edition.
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S1521] The Fair View Group, online http://www.thefairviewgroup.org/index.shtml
  8. [S7814] Roanoke Evening News, From the W. E. Poff and Minnie E. Burnett marriage announcement in the Sep 4, 1907 edition.
  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.

George Lawrence Poff1,2,3

M, b. October 15, 1881, d. March 26, 1974
FatherGeorge Isaac Wilson Poff1,2,4,5,6,3 b. February 16, 1859, d. June 18, 1935
MotherCallie Amanda Huff1,2,4,5,6,3 b. December, 1854
     George Lawrence Poff was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,7,3 He was born on October 15, 1881 at Floyd Co., Virginia; His gravestone and death certificate have a birth date of Oct 5, 1881.2,5,7,6,3 He married Maggie Abigail Sisson, daughter of John Haden Sisson and Cora Jane Miles, on April 19, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 George Lawrence Poff died on March 26, 1974 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 92.1,7,3

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 249, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 190, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1920Dwelling 459, District 124, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia10
1930Dwelling 539, District 13, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia11
1940Dwelling 44, District 81-27, South Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia12

Occupation

1900Farm laborer4
1910Farmer9
1920Farmer10
1930Railroad car builder11
1940Railroad car repairer12

Family 1

Ella Maye Hall b. 1882, d. September 23, 1950
Child

Family 2

Maggie Abigail Sisson b. April 18, 1887, d. July 10, 1987
Marriage*George Lawrence Poff married Maggie Abigail Sisson, daughter of John Haden Sisson and Cora Jane Miles, on April 19, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S18] James R. & Sebert L. Sisson, Descendants of the Ludlow B. Sisson Family, Third Edition.
  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. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S567] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1880-1884.
  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. [S2251] Sherwood Burial Park, Roanoke 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&GRid=40016666&CRid=728583&df=all&
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 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. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lawrence Truman Poff obituary in the Nov 21, 1999 edition.
  15. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  16. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bonnie Poff Linkous obituary in the May 20, 2011 edition.
  17. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Nellie Ward Poff1,2,3

F, b. May 9, 1886, d. June 1, 1960
FatherGeorge Isaac Wilson Poff2,1,4 b. February 16, 1859, d. June 18, 1935
MotherCallie Amanda Huff1,2,4 b. December, 1854
     Nellie Ward Poff was buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, Mercer Co., West Virginia.3,5 She was born on May 9, 1886 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,3 She married James Henry Miles, son of Captain Robert Edwin Miles and Abigail Smith, on August 24, 1907 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 As of August 24, 1907,her married name was Miles. Nellie Ward Poff died on June 1, 1960 at Silver Spring, Montgomery Co., Maryland, at age 74.3,5 She Mrs. Nellie Ward Miles, 74 at Kimball died Wednesday night At the home of her son, James Russell Miles, in Silver Spring, Md. A resident of Kimball for 40 years, she was well known as a teacher of piano as organist and choir director to Houston Methodist Church, of which she was a member. She was worthy matron of the Kimball chapter of Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Miles was educated at Farmville State College, Farmville, Va. and she studied music at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, New York School of Music, and Washington University at St. Louis, Mo. In addition to James Miles of Silver Spring, she is survived by two other sons, Robert W. Miles of Huntsville Ala. and Ward P. Miles of Brandon, Fla; three brothers, Morgan O. and Guy M. Poff of Copper Hill, Va. and George L. Poff of Salem, Va., also five grandchilden. Funeral services will he held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Houston Methodist Church. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. The body will remain at the Bennett FuneraL Home, Kimball, and will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. on June 4, 1960.5

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 249, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 70, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 112, District 21, Kimball, McDowell Co., West Virginia8
1940Dwelling 155, District 24-26, Browns Creek, McDowell Co., West Virginia9

Occupation

1930At home music teacher8
1940Music teacher9

Family

James Henry Miles b. November 7, 1877, d. June 15, 1943
Marriage*Nellie Ward Poff married James Henry Miles, son of Captain Robert Edwin Miles and Abigail Smith, on August 24, 1907 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  3. [S3221] Woodlawn Memorial Park, Mercer Co., WV, online http://www.findagrave.com
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Nellie Ward Miles obituary in the Jun 4, 1960 edition.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  11. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Dr. Roy Jackson Poff1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. April 11, 1891, d. May 14, 1943
FatherGeorge Isaac Wilson Poff2,4,7,5,8,9 b. February 16, 1859, d. June 18, 1935
MotherCallie Amanda Huff2,4,7,5,9 b. December, 1854
     Dr. Roy Jackson Poff was buried at Fair View Cemetery, 3300 Melrose Ave. N.W., Roanoke, Virginia.9 He was born on April 11, 1891 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.10,2,3,8,9 He married Olive Ruth Word on September 2, 1914 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,6 Dr. Roy Jackson Poff and Olive Ruth Word were divorced on July 14, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6 Dr. Roy Jackson Poff married Grace Blackwell circa 1922.1,9 Dr. Roy Jackson Poff died on May 14, 1943 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 52.9

Census Records

1900Dwelling 249, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 187, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 69, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 5, District 5, Roanoke, Virginia1
1940Dwelling 43, District 119-11, Roanoke, Virginia11

Occupation

1920Veterinarian surgeon5
1930Veterinarian1
1940Veterinarian11

Family 1

Olive Ruth Word b. circa 1896
Marriage*Dr. Roy Jackson Poff married Olive Ruth Word on September 2, 1914 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,6 
Divorce* Dr. Roy Jackson Poff and Olive Ruth Word were divorced on July 14, 1920 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6 

Family 2

Grace Blackwell
Marriage*Dr. Roy Jackson Poff married Grace Blackwell circa 1922.1,9 

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [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
  9. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  10. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Mary Poff1,2,3,4,5

F, b. June 1, 1893, d. August 1, 1893
FatherGeorge Isaac Wilson Poff1,2,5 b. February 16, 1859, d. June 18, 1935
MotherCallie Amanda Huff1,2,3,4,5 b. December, 1854
     Mary Poff was born on June 1, 1893 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 She died on August 1, 1893 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Died of flux.2,3,5

Citations

  1. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  2. [S21] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1883-1896.
  3. [S1424] Virginia Genealogical Society, Death Records Indexing Project.
  4. [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
  5. [S2414] Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708697

Henry Walker1,2

M, b. 1760, d. June, 1803
     Henry Walker was buried at Walker Cemetery, Alleghany Co., Virginia.2 He On Dec 26, 1776, Henry joined the Continental Army, 6Th/10Th Line, Virginia Militia. He was stationed at Valley Forge In 1777-78 and was discharged from the Army in Nov of 1779. He was born in 1760 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.2 He married Martha Woods, daughter of Andrew Woods and Martha "Marthy" Poage, on December 27, 1781 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.2 Henry Walker died in June, 1803 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.2

Family

Martha Woods b. December 22, 1761, d. December 14, 1834
Marriage*He married Martha Woods, daughter of Andrew Woods and Martha "Marthy" Poage, on December 27, 1781 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S1374] Handley/Handly/Hanley Collection, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~vlwest/ha-1.htm
  2. [S4993] Walker Cemetery, Alleghany Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/

Maggie Abigail Sisson1,2

F, b. April 18, 1887, d. July 10, 1987
FatherJohn Haden Sisson1,2,3,4 b. October 30, 1864, d. January 4, 1948
MotherCora Jane Miles1,2,3,4 b. October 6, 1867, d. April 26, 1945
     Maggie Abigail Sisson was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,5,4 She was born on April 18, 1887 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,5,4 She married George Lawrence Poff, son of George Isaac Wilson Poff and Callie Amanda Huff, on April 19, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4 As of April 19, 1906,her married name was Poff. Maggie Abigail Sisson died on July 10, 1987 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 100.1,5,4

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 190, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 459, District 124, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 539, District 13, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia9
1940Dwelling 44, District 81-27, South Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia10

Family

George Lawrence Poff b. October 15, 1881, d. March 26, 1974
Marriage*Maggie Abigail Sisson married George Lawrence Poff, son of George Isaac Wilson Poff and Callie Amanda Huff, on April 19, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S18] James R. & Sebert L. Sisson, Descendants of the Ludlow B. Sisson Family, Third Edition.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S2251] Sherwood Burial Park, Roanoke 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&GRid=40016666&CRid=728583&df=all&
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 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. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lawrence Truman Poff obituary in the Nov 21, 1999 edition.
  12. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Bonnie Poff Linkous obituary in the May 20, 2011 edition.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

John Haden Sisson1,2

M, b. October 30, 1864, d. January 4, 1948
FatherDavid Sloan Sisson3 b. November 25, 1833, d. November 23, 1915
MotherSarah Magdalene Coon3 b. January 2, 1841, d. February 18, 1937
     John Haden Sisson was buried at Wheatland Lutheran Church Cemetery, Rt. 639 two miles west, off Rt. 11, Botetourt Co., Virginia.1 He was born on October 30, 1864 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 He married Cora Jane Miles, daughter of Captain Robert Edwin Miles and Abigail Smith, on January 21, 1886 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,2,4 John Haden Sisson died on January 4, 1948 at age 83.3,1

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Cora Jane Miles b. October 6, 1867, d. April 26, 1945
Marriage*John Haden Sisson married Cora Jane Miles, daughter of Captain Robert Edwin Miles and Abigail Smith, on January 21, 1886 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1,2,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S254] Ruth G. Hale, Wheatland Lutheran Church Cemetery.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S18] James R. & Sebert L. Sisson, Descendants of the Ludlow B. Sisson Family, Third Edition.
  4. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  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.
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Cora Jane Miles1,2

F, b. October 6, 1867, d. April 26, 1945
FatherCaptain Robert Edwin Miles3,2,1 b. December 8, 1839, d. December 5, 1942
MotherAbigail Smith3,1,2 b. October 19, 1836, d. November 30, 1927
     Cora Jane Miles was buried at Wheatland Lutheran Church Cemetery, Rt. 639 two miles west, off Rt. 11, Botetourt Co., Virginia.4 She was born on October 6, 1867 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4,1 She married John Haden Sisson, son of David Sloan Sisson and Sarah Magdalene Coon, on January 21, 1886 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4,2,1 As of January 21, 1886,her married name was Sisson. Cora Jane Miles died on April 26, 1945 at age 77.3,4

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

John Haden Sisson b. October 30, 1864, d. January 4, 1948
Marriage*Cora Jane Miles married John Haden Sisson, son of David Sloan Sisson and Sarah Magdalene Coon, on January 21, 1886 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4,2,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S18] James R. & Sebert L. Sisson, Descendants of the Ludlow B. Sisson Family, Third Edition.
  4. [S254] Ruth G. Hale, Wheatland Lutheran Church Cemetery.
  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.
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

David Sloan Sisson1

M, b. November 25, 1833, d. November 23, 1915
FatherLudlow Branham Sisson1 b. February 3, 1797, d. March 12, 1886
MotherCatherine Grisso1 b. 1797
     David Sloan Sisson was buried at Sisson Cemetery, Rt. 653, to Diamond Knob Road, one mile then left on School House Lane, near end of road up on hill on left, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on November 25, 1833 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.1 He married Sarah Magdalene Coon, daughter of Samuel Coon and Lydia Garst, on November 3, 1859.1 David Sloan Sisson died on November 23, 1915 at age 81.1

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Family

Sarah Magdalene Coon b. January 2, 1841, d. February 18, 1937
Marriage*David Sloan Sisson married Sarah Magdalene Coon, daughter of Samuel Coon and Lydia Garst, on November 3, 1859.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S290] Sebert L. Sisson with additional information by Mary Conner Williams, Sisson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S18] James R. & Sebert L. Sisson, Descendants of the Ludlow B. Sisson Family, Third Edition.
  6. [S4035] Stephen Rigg's Tree of Many Branches, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/5267890/person/-1477894885
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  8. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Sarah Magdalene Coon1

F, b. January 2, 1841, d. February 18, 1937
FatherSamuel Coon d. before August 21, 1850
MotherLydia Garst2
     Sarah Magdalene Coon was buried at Wheatland Lutheran Church Cemetery, Rt. 639 two miles west, off Rt. 11, Botetourt Co., Virginia.1 She was born on January 2, 1841 at Virginia.1 She married David Sloan Sisson, son of Ludlow Branham Sisson and Catherine Grisso, on November 3, 1859.1 As of November 3, 1859,her married name was Sisson. Sarah Magdalene Coon died on February 18, 1937 at Botetourt Co., Virginia, at age 96.3,1

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 94, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 70, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her son Robert6

Family

David Sloan Sisson b. November 25, 1833, d. November 23, 1915
Marriage*Sarah Magdalene Coon married David Sloan Sisson, son of Ludlow Branham Sisson and Catherine Grisso, on November 3, 1859.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S290] Sebert L. Sisson with additional information by Mary Conner Williams, Sisson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S3] Mary Conner Williams, "Conner Family Researcher Mary Conner Williams," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  9. [S18] James R. & Sebert L. Sisson, Descendants of the Ludlow B. Sisson Family, Third Edition.
  10. [S4035] Stephen Rigg's Tree of Many Branches, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/5267890/person/-1477894885
  11. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  12. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Anna Bernice "Annie" Poff1,2,3

F, b. May 11, 1891, d. October, 1978
FatherJoseph Johnson Poff4,5,1,2,3 b. February 16, 1864, d. January 17, 1933
MotherMiriam Ella Kropff1,2,3 b. May 20, 1866, d. April 3, 1925
     Her Social Security Number was 234-96-4054.6 Anna Bernice "Annie" Poff was born on May 11, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 She married John Douglas Rumburg, son of John Kurtis Rumburg and Margaret E. "Maggie" Graham, on November 25, 1914 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of November 25, 1914,her married name was Rumburg. Anna Bernice "Annie" Poff died in October, 1978 at age 87.6

Census Records

1900Dwelling 284, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 122, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 147, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 103, District 27, Tygart, Wood Co., West Virginia8

Family

John Douglas Rumburg b. February 5, 1896, d. June 14, 1954
Marriage*Anna Bernice "Annie" Poff married John Douglas Rumburg, son of John Kurtis Rumburg and Margaret E. "Maggie" Graham, on November 25, 1914 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, Funeral pamphlet for Beulah Yeatts Poff.
  5. [S314] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book 05.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Ruth Johnson obituary in the Nov 22, 2002 edition.
  10. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Mildred Elaine Long obituary in the Jul 10, 1970 edition.
  11. [S1420] Columbus Dispatch, The, From the Jeanette Baker obituary in the Sep 9, 2003 edition.
  12. [S5940] Salt Lake City, UT FamilySearch, Ohio, County Marriages, 1774-1993.
  13. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  14. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Ted Rumburg obituary in an unknown edition.
  15. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Baker-Rumburg marriage certificate.
  16. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Rumburg-Evans marriage certificate.
  17. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Johnson-Rumburg marriage certificate.
  18. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Ora Curtis Poff1,2,3

F, b. November 6, 1884, d. March 25, 1922
FatherJoseph Johnson Poff2,4,3,5 b. February 16, 1864, d. January 17, 1933
MotherMiriam Ella Kropff2,4,3,5 b. May 20, 1866, d. April 3, 1925
     Ora Curtis Poff was buried at Evergreen Burial Park, 1307 Summit Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia.6,5 She was born on November 6, 1884 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,5 She married Eugene Augustus "Gene" Sowder, son of Augustus Thrash Sowder and Eliza Jane Hancock, on December 28, 1904 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,2,6,5 As of December 28, 1904,her married name was Sowder. Ora Curtis Poff died on March 25, 1922 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 37.1,6,3 She Mrs. Ora C. Sowder died from influenza in a local hospital Saturday morning about 12 o'clock. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon from the home by Rev. P. G. Lester of the Primitive Baptist Church. Internment was in Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Sowder was born at Copper Hill, Floyd County, November 6, 1884. She is survived by her husband, Eugene A. Sowder and three sons, Robert, Augustus and Eugene, one daughter, Blanch, of this city. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Poff, of Copper Hill, two brothers, Horace and Byron J. Poff and six sisters, Mrs. Hay Mason, Mrs. John Rumburg, Mrs. Howard Gray, Mrs. W. C. Simpson, Miss Iva Poff and Miss Iris Poff all of Copper Hill. on March 27, 1922.5

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 284, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 164, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1920Dwelling 539, District 116, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia10

Family

Eugene Augustus "Gene" Sowder b. August 5, 1883, d. February 9, 1948
Marriage*Ora Curtis Poff married Eugene Augustus "Gene" Sowder, son of Augustus Thrash Sowder and Eliza Jane Hancock, on December 28, 1904 at Floyd Co., Virginia.7,2,6,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Ora C. Sowder obituary in the Mar 20, 1922 edition.
  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. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Ora C. Sowder obituary in the Mar 27, 1922 edition.
  6. [S2253] Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke VA, online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=poff&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=61845073&CRid=50174&df=all&
  7. [S53] Augustus Thrash Sowder Family, online http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~dsulliva/persons.html
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 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. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Dr. Herman Lee Poff1,2,3

M, b. June 23, 1887, d. August 7, 1921
FatherJoseph Johnson Poff4,5,6,7,3 b. February 16, 1864, d. January 17, 1933
MotherMiriam Ella Kropff5,6,7,3 b. May 20, 1866, d. April 3, 1925
     Dr. Herman Lee Poff was buried at Gray, Poff, and Kropff Family Cemetery, Rt. 221, across from Simpson's Store, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on June 23, 1887 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia; The Virginia Births and Christenings database has a birth date of Jun 1, 1887 and his death certificate has Jun 21, 1887.1,2,7,3 He married Alma Florence Poff, daughter of William Anthony Lemuel Poff and Cordelia Christine "Della" Wimmer, in December, 1910 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.8 Dr. Herman Lee Poff died on August 7, 1921 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 34.3 He SAM BARNARD KILLS DR. POFF AT CHECK
Check neighborhood was thrown into a high state of excitement Saturday night when it became known that E. S. Barnard, a merchant at that place, had shot and fatally wounded Dr. Herman L. Poff, of Ferrum, in the home of Dr. Poff's father, J. J. Poff, the place where Bernard (sic) was boarding.  It seems that the trouble grew out of "a woman in the case," but we were unable to get the full particulars and no one seems to know exactly how it all came about, and probably will not be known until the trial.  ______________that he shot Poff in self defense, but from what can be learned, it seems that Barnard _____________ that first shot.  Dr. Poff's family were visiting at J. J. Poff's at Check, and it seems that Barnard had been paying some attention to Mrs. Poff, and when Dr. Poff came up Saturday night, and, by having car trouble, did not get to Check until about midnight, he found his wife in Barnard's room, she claiming to be getting some hair tonic.  The shooting followed.  Poff was shot in the leg and in the head.
After the shooting, the doctors, that had been summoned, advised him to be taken to Roanoke at once.  Barnard, having a big car started at once with Dr. Poff to Roanoke but on arrival there it was found that nothing could be done for him and he died Sunday afternoon, and the remains were brought back to Check and buried Monday.
Barnard was arrested Sunday and placed in the Roanoke jail and Sheriff Brammer went to Roanoke and brought him back here Monday and placed him in jail.
It has been sometime since such an exciting tragedy has taken place, in this county, as both men are of prominent families.
Barnard will probably have a preliminary hearing sometime next week. on August 11, 1921.9 He BARNARD WAIVES HEARING   
Tuesday was set for the preliminary hearing for E. S. Barnard, who is now in jail here charged with the killing of Dr. Herman L. Poff, of Ferrum, at Check on Saturday night, Aug. 6th. in the home of Poff's father, J. J. Poff.  A very large crowd was in town to be present at this hearing, but Barnard waived the hearing, and will go over to the grand jury at the Oct. term of court.
Commonwealth Attorney Pedigo will be assisted by B. G. Howard of this place and H. D. Dillard, of Rocky Mount.  The defense will be represented by J. E. Proffit, of the local bar, and Lawson Worrell, of Roanoke.
We stated last week, that from what could be learned that Barnard must have fired the first shot, but now it seems that there is no evidence to that effect and that Barnard's statement might be true, where he claims that he shot in self defense.  All kinds of reports are going the rounds---many not correct, while a few might be, yet the people should not express themselves, or criticise either side until the facts are made known.
Many of the good citizens of the county would like for a compromise to be effected in this case, as there are several of our most prominent families connected with the case that do not care to be brought to court in connection with this case. on August 18, 1921.9 He THE BARNARD CASE
The much talked of case of E. S. Barnard, who was indicted at this term of court for murder, the killing of Dr. H. L. Poff, of Ferrum, at the home of J. J. Poff, at Check, the 6th day of August, was called in court yesterday morning and was gone into and as we go to press, court is selecting the jury, which will probably be gotten sometime to day.  The case has attracted quite a good deal of attention owing to the prominence of both families.
It will be remembered that Dr. Poff was shot and mortally wounded by Barnard, who claims that he shot in self defence, as Poff shot at him at close range first.
The prosecuting attorney, H. S. Pedigo, is being assisted by B. G. Howard, of the local bar, and Dalton Dillard and Herbert Dillard, of Rocky Mount.  The defense if being represented by J. E. Proffit, of the local bar, and Lawson Worrell and S. H. Hoge, of Roanoke.
The case will engage the attention of the court all of this week, and probably will run into next week some. on October 20, 1921.9 He BARNARD GIVEN 12 YEARS IN PENITENTIARY
One of the most interesting cases that has been held in court here for a long time, came to a close Monday evening about six thirty o'clok. (sic) The jury's verdict was "we the jury find the defendent guilty of murder in the second degree and place his punishment at twelve years in the penitentiary."
This was the outcome of the trial of E. S. Barnard, of Check and the son of J. C. Barnard, of Roanoke.
He was indicted for the murded (sic) of Dr. Herman L. Poff, of Ferrem, a former Floyd man and son of J. J. Poff, of Check....
The trial began last Wednesday and continued til Monday evening.  Both sides had good counsel and the case was closly contested all the way through.  One of the largest crowds ever seen here at a trial was present throughout the trial.
After the verdict was rendered, councel for the defense made a motion to set aside the verdict as being contrary to the law and evidence, but the judge overruled the motion, but suspended sentence for 90 days in order for the councel to appeal to the supreme court of Virginia.
Motion was made for bail and the judge fixed the amount of bail at $7,500, and the bond was given Tuesday.  J. C. Barnard and R. J. Wright, of Roanoke, are the sureties.
Dr. Herman L. Poff was shot and killed by E. S. Barnard on the 6th of August, Barnard claiming that he shot in self-defence, claiming that Poff was shooting at him.
It appears that Dr. Poff had sent his family to the home of his father, at Check, in whose home Barnard was boarding. A few days later when at 11 o'clock at night.  The shooting soon followed.  Mrs. Poff claimed that she had gone to the room for an article that had been left in the room during the day.
Several shots were fired, but two took effect, one in the head and the other in the leg of Poff.  He was taken to the hospital in Roanoke but died the next evening.
Barnard was arrested Monday brought here and lodged in jail where he remained till the trial was over. on October 27, 1921.9 He BARNARD APPEALS CASE
Richmond, Feb. 8, -- E. S. Barnard, a merchant of Check, Floyd County, has filed an appeal --- from the judgment of the Circuit Court of Floyd County convicting him on a charge of the murder of Dr. Herman Poff and sentenced him to twelve years in the penitentiary.
Barnard is now out on bail in the sum of $7,500.  The case will be argued before the Court of Appeals sometime in June.  Barnard's bail bond calls for his return here at the April term of court.  He will then give bond till he finds out whether the appeal will be granted or not.
Barnard was tried in the Floyd circuit court at the October term. on February 16, 1922.9 He Richmond, 16 Nov.  E. S. Barnard, convicted of second degree murder for the killing of Dr. Herman Poff, of Floyd County, was granted a new trial by the State Supreme Court of Appeals today.  Barnard, the records of the case state, shot Poff when the latter fired into a room in which he was sleeping, alleging he saw Mrs. Poff come out.  Mrs. Poff denied this, testifying she merely pur her arm through the door of the room to replace a brush with which she had been brushing her hair.  The case was reversed on the grounds that certain statement [sic] by the doctor after he was shot were not dying declarations.
   It will be remembered that at the October term 1921, of our circuit court E. S. Barnard was found guillty of murder in the seond degree and given 12 years in the penitentiary for the killing of Dr. Poff in August, 1921.  This was one of the most sensational trials that has been held here since the John Richard's trial several years ago. on November 23, 1922.9 He The E. S. Barnard case was set for Monday but on account of some technicalities in the papers, it was thrown out of court, and Barnard goes free. It will be remembered that Barnard was tried in the court here and the jury gave him a sentence of 12 years in the penitentiary, but it was carried to a higher court and a new trial was granted and for some time it has been continued from one term of court to another, until now it is off the docket. on May 8, 1924.9

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1900Dwelling 284, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 122, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 5, District 49, Brown Hill, Franklin Co., Virginia11

Occupation

1920Doctor11

Family

Alma Florence Poff b. May 8, 1890, d. May 21, 1932
Marriage*Dr. Herman Lee Poff married Alma Florence Poff, daughter of William Anthony Lemuel Poff and Cordelia Christine "Della" Wimmer, in December, 1910 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S313] David Shank, "Dr. Poff at Check Cemetery," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Mar 15, 2004.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From an article in the Aug 11, 1921 edition.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [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
  8. [S7813] Salem Times-Register and Sentinel, From the Allie Poff and Herman Poff wedding announcement Dec 29, 1910 edition.
  9. [S116] Floyd Press.
  10. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Annie Gaynelle Lackland Poff obituary.
  13. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  14. [S171] Charles Gray with additions by David Shank in Mar 2004, Gray, Poff, and Kropff Family Cemetery Transcription.
  15. [S1260] Glenna Garnand Garner, Floyd Co., VA Obituary Listing.
  16. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Virginia Poff Cook obituary in the Dec 22, 1998 edition.