Preston Edward Simpson1,2

M, b. September 5, 1872, d. May 13, 1938
FatherJesse Milton Simpson1 b. May, 1836, d. November 19, 1909
MotherMary Mourning Pugh1
     Preston Edward Simpson was buried at Simpson Cemetery, Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 He was born on September 5, 1872 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,1 He married Lydia Peradine Conner, daughter of William Morgan Conner and Elsie Emily "Emma" Manning, on December 29, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 Preston Edward Simpson died on May 13, 1938 at age 65.3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 103, District 73, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 317, District 132, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 72, District 123, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia7
1930Dwelling 210, District 27, Roanoke, Virginia8

Occupation

1900Farmer5
1910Farmer6
1920Farmer7
1930Bridge works carpenter8

Family

Lydia Peradine Conner b. September 2, 1872, d. March 28, 1959
Marriage*Preston Edward Simpson married Lydia Peradine Conner, daughter of William Morgan Conner and Elsie Emily "Emma" Manning, on December 29, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  3. [S183] Roanoke Regional Preservation Office, Cemeteries in Roanoke County, Virginia.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Maye Louise Craighead obituary in the Sep 30, 1999 edition.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Roxie Simpson Sisson obituary in the Mar 6, 1990 edition.
  11. [S926] Genevieve Henderson, Preston Edward Simpson.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  13. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John Moyer Simpson obituary in the Mar 27, 2001 edition.

Maye Louise Simpson1,2,3

F, b. March 18, 1901, d. September 29, 1999
FatherPreston Edward Simpson1,4,5,6,3 b. September 5, 1872, d. May 13, 1938
MotherLydia Peradine Conner1,4,5,6,3 b. September 2, 1872, d. March 28, 1959
     Her Social Security Number was 226-01-6614.7 Maye Louise Simpson was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 She was born on March 18, 1901 at Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia.7,1 As of circa 1929,her married name was Amos.8 She married Thomas Elbert Amos on June 1, 1929 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.9 Maye Louise Simpson and Thomas Elbert Amos were divorced on July 25, 1938 at Virginia.9 As of March 4, 1939,her married name was Craighead.3 Maye Louise Simpson married Crawford Osten Craighead, son of James Lewis Craighead and Sallie Lee Janney, on March 4, 1939 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,3,10 Maye Louise Simpson died on September 29, 1999 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 98.1,7 She MAYE LOUISE CRAIGHEAD, 98-1/2, entered into eternal rest on Wed. September 29, 1999 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born March 18, 1901 on Bent Mountain. Her parents, Preston E. Simpson and Lydia Perdine Conner Simpson moved to Roanoke while Maye and her twin sister, Rachel Virginia Simpson King, were about 16 years of age. The girls both went to work at the American Viscose Company and Maye worked there for approximately 35 years in the reeling room. After Viscose closed, she worked in several nursing homes and also in private homes taking care of the invalid. She was a resident of Raleigh Court Health Care for six years. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Rachel Carter; sisters, Sally Johnson, Roxie Sisson, Effie Abshire and Rachel King; brothers, Morgan Simpson, Robert Simpson and Merdith Simpson. Mourning her passing are her grandson, Glenn Carter and wife, Karen; great-granddaughter, Erica Carter; great-nephew, Bobby Johnson, whom she raised, all of Roanoke; brother, Bill Simpson, of Salem; stepson, Don Craighead, of Vinton; her niece and caretaker, Virginia Mae King Agnew, of Roanoke; 10 nieces and one nephew. Funeral services will be conducted from Oakey's Vinton Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Sat. October 2, 1999 with Pastor Chester Lykins officiating. Burial will be in Sherwood Memorial Park on September 30, 1999.1

Census Records

1910Dwelling 317, District 132, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 72, District 123, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 210, District 27, Roanoke, Virginia8
1940Dwelling 266, District 81-27, South Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia11

Occupation

1930Rayon mill reeler8
1940Rayon mill worker11

Family 1

Thomas Elbert Amos b. circa 1901, d. December 3, 1945
Marriage*Maye Louise Simpson married Thomas Elbert Amos on June 1, 1929 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., Tennessee.9 
Divorce* Maye Louise Simpson and Thomas Elbert Amos were divorced on July 25, 1938 at Virginia.9 
Child

Family 2

Crawford Osten Craighead b. October 16, 1902, d. April 15, 1973
Marriage*Maye Louise Simpson married Crawford Osten Craighead, son of James Lewis Craighead and Sallie Lee Janney, on March 4, 1939 at Roanoke, Virginia.2,3,10 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Maye Louise Craighead obituary in the Sep 30, 1999 edition.
  2. [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&
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Roxie Simpson Sisson obituary in the Mar 6, 1990 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  10. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rachel Amos Cumbee obituary in the Dec 13, 1990 edition.

Rachel Virginia Simpson1,2

F, b. March 18, 1901, d. April 4, 1988
FatherPreston Edward Simpson1,2,3,4,5 b. September 5, 1872, d. May 13, 1938
MotherLydia Peradine Conner1,2,3,4,5 b. September 2, 1872, d. March 28, 1959
     Rachel Virginia Simpson was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia. Her Social Security Number was 224-09-3901.6 She married Walter Irving King, son of Edward Lee King and Rachel Ann Hale.1 Her married name was King. Rachel Virginia Simpson was born on March 18, 1901 at Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2,6 She died on April 4, 1988 at age 87.1,6

Census Records

1910Dwelling 317, District 132, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 72, District 123, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 209, District 27, Roanoke, Virginia7

Family

Walter Irving King b. October 29, 1902, d. April 2, 1986
Marriage*Rachel Virginia Simpson married Walter Irving King, son of Edward Lee King and Rachel Ann Hale.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Maye Louise Craighead obituary in the Sep 30, 1999 edition.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Randall Wayne Agnew obituary in the May 26, 1999 edition.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Sallie Willie Simpson1

F, b. October 17, 1893, d. October 31, 1989
FatherPreston Edward Simpson2,3,1 b. September 5, 1872, d. May 13, 1938
MotherLydia Peradine Conner2,3,1 b. September 2, 1872, d. March 28, 1959
     Sallie Willie Simpson was buried at Simpson Cemetery, Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4 Her Social Security Number was 231-03-6820.5 She was born on October 17, 1893 at Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,5 She married William Henry Johnson on January 10, 1912 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 As of January 10, 1912,her married name was Johnson. Sallie Willie Simpson died on October 31, 1989 at age 96.5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 103, District 73, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 317, District 132, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia1
1920Dwelling 94, District 123, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 49, District 81-13, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia8

Family

William Henry Johnson b. April 17, 1890, d. 1960
Marriage*Sallie Willie Simpson married William Henry Johnson on January 10, 1912 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 
Children
  • June Johnson
  • Edgar Johnson7
  • William R. Johnson7
  • Effie U. Johnson8
  • Diane Johnson8
  • Mary Jane Johnson8
  • Pauline Johnson8

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Maye Louise Craighead obituary in the Sep 30, 1999 edition.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S183] Roanoke Regional Preservation Office, Cemeteries in Roanoke County, Virginia.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

William Henry Johnson1,2

M, b. April 17, 1890, d. 1960
     William Henry Johnson was buried at Simpson Cemetery, Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 He was born on April 17, 1890 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Sallie Willie Simpson, daughter of Preston Edward Simpson and Lydia Peradine Conner, on January 10, 1912 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 William Henry Johnson died in 1960.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 94, District 123, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 49, District 81-13, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia5

Occupation

1920Farmer4
1940Farmer5

Family

Sallie Willie Simpson b. October 17, 1893, d. October 31, 1989
Marriage*William Henry Johnson married Sallie Willie Simpson, daughter of Preston Edward Simpson and Lydia Peradine Conner, on January 10, 1912 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 
Children
  • June Johnson
  • Edgar Johnson4
  • William R. Johnson4
  • Effie U. Johnson5
  • Diane Johnson5
  • Mary Jane Johnson5
  • Pauline Johnson5

Citations

  1. [S183] Roanoke Regional Preservation Office, Cemeteries in Roanoke County, Virginia.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S582] John Winfield Spangler, John Winfield Spangler Research Papers.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Roxanne Mattie "Roxie" Simpson

F, b. September 16, 1896, d. March 5, 1990
FatherPreston Edward Simpson1,2,3,4,5 b. September 5, 1872, d. May 13, 1938
MotherLydia Peradine Conner1,2,3,4,5 b. September 2, 1872, d. March 28, 1959
     Her Social Security Number was 231-32-6068.6 Roxanne Mattie "Roxie" Simpson was buried at Evergreen Burial Park, 1307 Summit Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia.4 She was born on September 16, 1896 at Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 She married Guy Learmon Sisson, son of Thomas Shelton "Bipp" Sisson and Mary Demeris "Molly" Miles, in 1915 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,5,7,8,9 As of 1915,her married name was Sisson. Roxanne Mattie "Roxie" Simpson died on March 5, 1990 at Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 93.6,4 She Mrs. Roxie Simpson Sisson, age 93, of Roanoke, passed away Monday morning, March 5, 1990, in Heritage Hall, Blacksburg, Va. She was the daughter of the late Peridine C. and Preston Simpson. She was the widow of Guy L. Sisson. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas P. Sisson. Surviving are six daughters and five sons-in-law, Louise S. Cate (Mrs. Cliff W.), Timonium, Md; Mildred S. Asbury, Lynchburg; Claudine S. Chumney (Mrs. Aubrey B.), Blackstone; Margaret S. Stickler (Mrs. Sam H.), Blacksburg; Betty S. Jones (Mrs. Gratin A.), Olney, Md; Frances S. Prentis (Mrs. Mort M.), Fort Lauderdale, Fla; a daughter-in-law, Mary G. Sisson (Mrs. Thomas P.), Roanoke; eighteen grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; twin brothers, Bill Simpson and Morgan Simpson, both of Roanoke; a sister, Mae S. Craighead, Roanoke. Funeral services will be conducted at Lotz Roanoke Chapel, 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 1990, with the Rev. Frank G. Kish officiating. Interment in Evergreen Burial Park. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Lotz Roanoke Chapel. The family extends their appreciation to Heritage Hall, Blacksburg, Va. for the loving care and kindness she received during her long illness. on March 6, 1990.4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 103, District 73, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 317, District 132, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 40, District 7, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 119, Enumeration District 81-13, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia10

Family

Guy Learmon Sisson b. February 18, 1893, d. March 14, 1975
Marriage*Roxanne Mattie "Roxie" Simpson married Guy Learmon Sisson, son of Thomas Shelton "Bipp" Sisson and Mary Demeris "Molly" Miles, in 1915 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.4,5,7,8,9 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Maye Louise Craighead obituary in the Sep 30, 1999 edition.
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Roxie Simpson Sisson obituary in the Mar 6, 1990 edition.
  5. [S926] Genevieve Henderson, Preston Edward Simpson.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Guy D. Sisson obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  9. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Margaret Sisson Strickler obituary in the Mar 12, 2008 edition.
  12. [S6857] Evening Sun, The, From the Betty S. Jones obituary in the Jul 20, 2017 edition.
  13. [S1042] News & Advance, The, From the Mildred Asbury obituary in the Sep 21, 2014 edition.
  14. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  15. [S18] James R. & Sebert L. Sisson, Descendants of the Ludlow B. Sisson Family, Third Edition.
  16. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Guy Learmon Sisson1,2,3,4,5

M, b. February 18, 1893, d. March 14, 1975
FatherThomas Shelton "Bipp" Sisson2,4 b. December 23, 1868, d. March 8, 1951
MotherMary Demeris "Molly" Miles2,4 b. October 3, 1873, d. July 8, 1961
     His Social Security Number was 719-07-9102.6 Guy Learmon Sisson was buried at Evergreen Burial Park, 1307 Summit Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia.3 He Guy L. Sisson, age 82, of 505 Pleasant Hills Drive, passed away Sunday at his residence. He was a retired lineman with forty years service from Norfolk & Western Railroad and was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Roxie Simpson Sisson; on son, Thomas P. Sisson, of Roanoke; six daughters, Mrs. Louise Evans, Baltimore, Maryland; Rev. Mildred Asbury, Peterstown, W.Va; Mrs. Claudine Chumney, Blackstone, Va; Mrs. Margaret Strickler, Blacksburg; Mrs. Betty Jones, Olney, Maryland; Mrs. Frances Prentis, Miami, Fla; two brothers, Ford Sisson, of Shawsville; Howard Sisson, of Radford; six sisters, Mrs. Mabel Lucas, Hollins; Mrs. Floye Hogg, Bluefield, W.V; Mrs. Ruby Johnston, Roanoke; Mrs. Nita Correll, Shawsville; Mrs. Ruth Burnley, Charlottesville; Mrs. Mary Wood, Dunham, N.C; also 1_ grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from Church of the Nazarene, Monday at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Edward Holstein officiating. Internment will follow in Evergreen Burial Park.3 He was born on February 18, 1893 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.6,5 He married Roxanne Mattie "Roxie" Simpson, daughter of Preston Edward Simpson and Lydia Peradine Conner, in 1915 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2,7,3,4 Guy Learmon Sisson died on March 14, 1975 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 82.6,2,3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 40, District 7, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 119, Enumeration District 81-13, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1930Farmer7
1940Railroad lineman8

Family

Roxanne Mattie "Roxie" Simpson b. September 16, 1896, d. March 5, 1990
Marriage*Guy Learmon Sisson married Roxanne Mattie "Roxie" Simpson, daughter of Preston Edward Simpson and Lydia Peradine Conner, in 1915 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,2,7,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Roxie Simpson Sisson obituary in the Mar 6, 1990 edition.
  2. [S926] Genevieve Henderson, Preston Edward Simpson.
  3. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Guy D. Sisson obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Margaret Sisson Strickler obituary in the Mar 12, 2008 edition.
  10. [S6857] Evening Sun, The, From the Betty S. Jones obituary in the Jul 20, 2017 edition.
  11. [S1042] News & Advance, The, From the Mildred Asbury obituary in the Sep 21, 2014 edition.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  13. [S18] James R. & Sebert L. Sisson, Descendants of the Ludlow B. Sisson Family, Third Edition.
  14. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Effie M. Simpson1

F, b. February 4, 1899, d. December 4, 1984
FatherPreston Edward Simpson2,3,1 b. September 5, 1872, d. May 13, 1938
MotherLydia Peradine Conner2,3,1 b. September 2, 1872, d. March 28, 1959
     Effie M. Simpson was buried at Fairmount Cemetery, 430 South Quebec Street, Denver, Denver Co., Colorado.4 Her Social Security Number was 522-24-1413.5 She was born on February 4, 1899 at Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,5 As of June 5, 1919,her married name was Abshire.6 She married Marvin William Abshire on June 5, 1919 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 Effie M. Simpson died on December 4, 1984 at Colorado at age 85.5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 103, District 73, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., VirginiaEnumerated as Virgie3
1910Dwelling 317, District 132, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia1
1920Dwelling 144, District 57, Schulyer, Colfax Co., NebraskaEnumerated as Elsie7
1930Dwelling 6, District 28, Aurora, Adams Co., Colorado8
1940Dwelling 22, Enumeration District 1-30, Aurora, Adams Co., Colorado9

Occupation

1930Hospital seamstress8

Family

Marvin William Abshire b. September 18, 1895, d. February 26, 1952
Marriage*Effie M. Simpson married Marvin William Abshire on June 5, 1919 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Maye Louise Craighead obituary in the Sep 30, 1999 edition.
  3. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S2940] Fairmount Cemetery, Denver Co., Co., online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=peale&GSfn=rembrandt&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=74672873&CRid=57267&df=all&
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S880] Don Smith - Ancestry Index, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=don46&id=I2136
  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.

Lydia Laura Anna Conner1

F, b. August 22, 1875, d. November 18, 1955
FatherWilliam Nathan Conner2,3 b. January 1, 1840, d. December 19, 1920
MotherRebecca Jane "Becky" Hall2,3 b. August 2, 1838, d. December 4, 1912
     Lydia Laura Anna Conner Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Anna Whitlow, 80, of Kellysville will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. from the Kellysville Church of God. The Rev. Lonnie Hollingsworth will officiate. Interment will be in Oakvale Cemetery. Surviving are her husband; Joe, one daughter, Mrs. Lillie Fain of Princeton; and six sons: George of Rich Creek, Va; the Rev. Arlee of Norfolk, Va; L. J., N. C., Paul E., Carl C. aid Robert L., all of Kellysville; 38 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Whitlow died yesterday morning at the home of a son. L. J. Whitlow of Kellsyville. She was a charter member of the Kellysville Church of God and a resident of Mercer County for 66 years.4 She was buried at Oakvale Cemetery, Oakvale, Mercer Co., West Virginia.4 She was born on August 22, 1875 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 She married Joseph Wallace "Joe" Whitlow, son of Patrick Henry Whitlow and Rebecca Jane Wilson, on October 29, 1892 at Mercer Co., West Virginia.2,1,4 As of October 29, 1892,her married name was Whitlow. Lydia Laura Anna Conner died on November 18, 1955 at Kellysville, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 80.5,1

Census Records

1880Dwelling 330, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 146, District 81, East River, Mercer Co., West Virginia7
1910Dwelling 46, District 131, East River, Mercer Co., West Virginia8
1930Dwelling 152, District 20, East River, Mercer Co., West Virginia9

Family

Joseph Wallace "Joe" Whitlow b. March 27, 1868, d. August 27, 1958
Marriage*Lydia Laura Anna Conner married Joseph Wallace "Joe" Whitlow, son of Patrick Henry Whitlow and Rebecca Jane Wilson, on October 29, 1892 at Mercer Co., West Virginia.2,1,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S981] Cheryl Whitlow Gray (great-granddaughter), "Joseph Wallace Whitlow," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jan 2, 2003.
  2. [S724] Sallie Hays, Mercer Co., West Virginia Marriages 1854-1901.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Laura Anna Whitlow obituary in an undated edition.
  5. [S140] Judy Blackwell, "Whitlow Family Information," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Aug 7, 2003.
  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. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  11. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Joseph W. Whitlow obituary in the Aug 28, 1958 edition.
  12. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Lilly Whitlow Fain obituary in the Mar 3, 1981 edition.
  13. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Carl C. Whitlow obituary in the May 8, 1981 edition.
  14. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Paul Emmitt Whitlow obituary in the Jul 30, 1998 edition.
  15. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Marvin William Abshire1,2,3,4

M, b. September 18, 1895, d. February 26, 1952
     Marvin William Abshire was buried at Fairmount Cemetery, 430 South Quebec Street, Denver, Denver Co., Colorado.3 He was born on September 18, 1895 at Boones Mill, Franklin Co., Virginia.1,5,4 He married Effie M. Simpson, daughter of Preston Edward Simpson and Lydia Peradine Conner, on June 5, 1919 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 Marvin William Abshire died on February 26, 1952 at Denver, Denver Co., Colorado, at age 56.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 144, District 57, Schulyer, Colfax Co., Nebraska6
1930Dwelling 6, District 28, Aurora, Adams Co., Colorado2
1940Dwelling 22, Enumeration District 1-30, Aurora, Adams Co., Colorado7

Occupation

1920Farm laborer6

Family

Effie M. Simpson b. February 4, 1899, d. December 4, 1984
Marriage*Marvin William Abshire married Effie M. Simpson, daughter of Preston Edward Simpson and Lydia Peradine Conner, on June 5, 1919 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S880] Don Smith - Ancestry Index, online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=don46&id=I2136
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S2940] Fairmount Cemetery, Denver Co., Co., online http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=peale&GSfn=rembrandt&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=74672873&CRid=57267&df=all&
  4. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  5. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Walter Irving King1

M, b. October 29, 1902, d. April 2, 1986
FatherEdward Lee King1 b. March 23, 1872, d. November 21, 1952
MotherRachel Ann Hale1 b. July 8, 1873, d. October 12, 1949
     Walter Irving King married Rachel Virginia Simpson, daughter of Preston Edward Simpson and Lydia Peradine Conner.1 Walter Irving King was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia. His Social Security Number was 719-07-9272.2 He was born on October 29, 1902 at Virginia.1,2 He died on April 2, 1986 at age 83.1

Census Records

1930Dwelling 209, District 27, Roanoke, Virginia3

Occupation

1930Steam railroad boilermaker3

Family

Rachel Virginia Simpson b. March 18, 1901, d. April 4, 1988
Marriage*Walter Irving King married Rachel Virginia Simpson, daughter of Preston Edward Simpson and Lydia Peradine Conner.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Randall Wayne Agnew obituary in the May 26, 1999 edition.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Morgan Lewis Simpson1,2

M, b. November 2, 1907, d. March 27, 1999
FatherPreston Edward Simpson3,4,5,6,2 b. September 5, 1872, d. May 13, 1938
MotherLydia Peradine Conner3,4,5,6,2 b. September 2, 1872, d. March 28, 1959
     His Social Security Number was 224-09-3591.7 Morgan Lewis Simpson was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 He was born on November 2, 1907 at Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia.7 He married Ruby Christine Wilson on June 19, 1937 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,8,2 Morgan Lewis Simpson died on March 27, 1999 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 91.7,1 He MORGAN LEWIS SIMPSON, 91, of Roanoke, died Sat. Mar. 27, 1999 at the Virginia Veterans Care Center, Roanoke. He was a Veteran of WWII serving as an Army Sergeant in the South Pacific. He was retired from Antrim Motors with over 40 years service where he was foreman of the paint and body shop. He was a member of Belmont Christian Church for many years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Ruby Wilson Simpson; Father, Preston E. Simpson; Mother, Lydia Perdine Conner Simpson; brothers Robert and Merdieth R. Simpson; sisters, Sallie Johnson, Roxie Sisson, Effie Abshire, Rachel King. He leaves to mourn his passing a loving twin brother and best friend Bill Simpson of Salem; sister Maye Louise Craighead of Raleigh Court Health Care Center, Roanoke; loving niece and caretaker Virginia Mae King Agnew and husband Irvin of Roanoke; Ten nieces and one nephew. Funeral services will be conducted from Oakeys Vinton Chapel at 1 p.m. Tues., Mar. 30, 1999 with the Rev. Raymond B. Powers officiating. Burial will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. on March 31, 1999.1

Census Records

1910Dwelling 317, District 132, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 72, District 123, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 108, District 119-50, Roanoke, Virginia9

Occupation

1940Automobile painter9

Family

Ruby Christine Wilson b. December 24, 1914, d. September 3, 1996
Marriage*Morgan Lewis Simpson married Ruby Christine Wilson on June 19, 1937 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,8,2 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Morgan Lewis Simpson obituary in the Mar 31, 1999 edition.
  2. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Maye Louise Craighead obituary in the Sep 30, 1999 edition.
  4. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Roxie Simpson Sisson obituary in the Mar 6, 1990 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruby Wilson Simpson obituary in the Sep 5, 1996 edition.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Robert Preston Simpson1

M, b. August 6, 1904, d. May 20, 1910
FatherPreston Edward Simpson1,2,3 b. September 5, 1872, d. May 13, 1938
MotherLydia Peradine Conner1,2,3 b. September 2, 1872, d. March 28, 1959
     Robert Preston Simpson was buried at Simpson Cemetery, Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia; His footstone says "Just in the morning of his day. In his youth and love he died."1 He was born on August 6, 1904 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 He died on May 20, 1910 at Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 5; Died from blood poisoning from a cut on his foot.1

Census Records

1910Dwelling 317, District 132, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., VirginiaEven though his tombstone has a death date of May 20, Robert was enumerated in the 1910 Census on May 25th3

Citations

  1. [S183] Roanoke Regional Preservation Office, Cemeteries in Roanoke County, Virginia.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Maye Louise Craighead obituary in the Sep 30, 1999 edition.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.

Meredith Ruben Simpson1,2,3,4,5

M, b. June 3, 1909, d. January 10, 1983
FatherPreston Edward Simpson1,2,6,5 b. September 5, 1872, d. May 13, 1938
MotherLydia Peradine Conner1,2,6,5 b. September 2, 1872, d. March 28, 1959
     His Social Security Number was 226-01-1983.7 Meredith Ruben Simpson was buried at Evergreen Burial Park, 1307 Summit Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia.4,5 He was born on June 3, 1909 at Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia.7,4,5 He married Lula Bessie Shockey, daughter of Libby Cameron Shockey and Elzora Lydia Woodward, in 1928.8,5 Meredith Ruben Simpson married Etta Verbena Hollins, daughter of James Peter Hollins and Sarah Alice Chaffin, on November 28, 1936 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.9,10 Meredith Ruben Simpson died on January 10, 1983 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 73.4,5

Census Records

1910Dwelling 317, District 132, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia2
1920Dwelling 72, District 123, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 210, District 27, Roanoke, Virginia11
1940Dwelling 222, Enumeration District 81-8, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia12

Occupation

1930Rayon mill shipping clerk11
1940Rayon mill silk checker12

Family 1

Child
  • Lewis M. Simpson9,3

Family 2

Lula Bessie Shockey b. June 20, 1906, d. June 19, 1936
Marriage*Meredith Ruben Simpson married Lula Bessie Shockey, daughter of Libby Cameron Shockey and Elzora Lydia Woodward, in 1928.8,5 
Children

Family 3

Etta Verbena Hollins b. October 23, 1909, d. April 30, 1998
Marriage*Meredith Ruben Simpson married Etta Verbena Hollins, daughter of James Peter Hollins and Sarah Alice Chaffin, on November 28, 1936 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.9,10 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Maye Louise Craighead obituary in the Sep 30, 1999 edition.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Harold R. Simpson, Sr., obituary in the Oct 8, 1997 edition.
  4. [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&
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S183] Roanoke Regional Preservation Office, Cemeteries in Roanoke County, Virginia.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Etta Verbena Hollins Simpson obituary in the May 2, 1998 edition.
  10. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  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. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Peggy Atkins obituary in the Jul 27, 2021 edition.

Rachel Frances Amos1,2,3,4

F, b. December 1, 1930, d. December 12, 1990
FatherThomas Elbert Amos2,4 b. circa 1901, d. December 3, 1945
MotherMaye Louise Simpson5,2,6,4 b. March 18, 1901, d. September 29, 1999
     Her Social Security Number was 228-30-8681.2 Rachel Frances Amos was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 She was born on December 1, 1930 at Roanoke, Virginia.3 As of October 18, 1947,her married name was Faries.4 She married Charlie Lewis Faries on October 18, 1947 at Roanoke, Virginia.4 As of January 30, 1954,her married name was Carter.4 Rachel Frances Amos married Malcolm Riley Carter on January 30, 1954 at Roanoke, Virginia.4 Rachel Frances Amos and Malcolm Riley Carter were divorced on July 14, 1971 at Roanoke, Virginia.7 As of December 31, 1978,her married name was Cumbee.4 Rachel Frances Amos married Thomas Eddie Cumbee on December 31, 1978 at Roanoke, Virginia.4 Rachel Frances Amos died on December 12, 1990 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 60.2,6 She Mrs. Rachel Amos Cumbee, age 60, of 912 Penmar Ave., S.E. entered into rest Wednesday, December 12, 1990. She was a longtime employee of Elizabeth Arden. Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Glenn A. and Karen D. Carter, Roanoke; granddaughter, Erica Lee Carter; her mother, Maye Louise Craighead, Vinton; a number of cousins including Bobby Johnson, Roanoke. Funeral services will be at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 11:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Orlander M. English officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. on December 13, 1990.6

Census Records

1940Dwelling 266, District 81-27, South Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia1

Family 1

Charlie Lewis Faries b. July 5, 1920, d. January 22, 1950
Marriage*Rachel Frances Amos married Charlie Lewis Faries on October 18, 1947 at Roanoke, Virginia.4 

Family 2

Malcolm Riley Carter b. February 7, 1928, d. July 18, 1977
Marriage*Rachel Frances Amos married Malcolm Riley Carter on January 30, 1954 at Roanoke, Virginia.4 
Divorce* Rachel Frances Amos and Malcolm Riley Carter were divorced on July 14, 1971 at Roanoke, Virginia.7 
Child

Family 3

Thomas Eddie Cumbee b. February 13, 1945, d. March 23, 2015
Marriage*Rachel Frances Amos married Thomas Eddie Cumbee on December 31, 1978 at Roanoke, Virginia.4 

Citations

  1. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Maye Louise Craighead obituary in the Sep 30, 1999 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Rachel Amos Cumbee obituary in the Dec 13, 1990 edition.
  7. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Glenn Allen Carter obituary in the Mar 29, 2005 edition.

Crawford Osten Craighead1,2

M, b. October 16, 1902, d. April 15, 1973
FatherJames Lewis Craighead1,2 b. March 18, 1866, d. December 24, 1958
MotherSallie Lee Janney1,2 b. February 12, 1871, d. February 23, 1943
     Crawford Osten Craighead was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,4,2 He was born on October 16, 1902 at Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3,4,2 He married Mamie Ruth Hall on August 10, 1924.3,2 Crawford Osten Craighead married Maye Louise Simpson, daughter of Preston Edward Simpson and Lydia Peradine Conner, on March 4, 1939 at Roanoke, Virginia.4,1,2 Crawford Osten Craighead died on April 15, 1973 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 70.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 347, District 13, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 266, District 81-27, South Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1930Railroad boiler maker5
1940Railroad brakeman6

Family 1

Mamie Ruth Hall b. November 29, 1906, d. March 20, 1938
Marriage*Crawford Osten Craighead married Mamie Ruth Hall on August 10, 1924.3,2 

Family 2

Maye Louise Simpson b. March 18, 1901, d. September 29, 1999
Marriage*Crawford Osten Craighead married Maye Louise Simpson, daughter of Preston Edward Simpson and Lydia Peradine Conner, on March 4, 1939 at Roanoke, Virginia.4,1,2 

Citations

  1. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [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&
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

John Moyer "Bill" Simpson1

M, b. November 2, 1907, d. March 24, 2001
FatherPreston Edward Simpson2,3,4,5,1 b. September 5, 1872, d. May 13, 1938
MotherLydia Peradine Conner2,3,4,5,1 b. September 2, 1872, d. March 28, 1959
     His Social Security Number was 226-01-0040.6 John Moyer "Bill" Simpson was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1 He was born on November 2, 1907 at Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 He married Lillie E. Hancock circa 1927.1,7 John Moyer "Bill" Simpson died on March 24, 2001 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 93.6,1 He JOHN MOYER "BILL" SIMPSON, Together again, "Bill", the last child of Preston E. and Lydia Conner Simpson departed this life of 93 years for his heavenly home on March 24, 2001 to be joined by his Savior and his wife, Lillie Hancock Simpson. They were married for over 65 years and he had grieved so much after her death on March 23, 1992. The glad reunion will include his twin brother, and best friend, Morgan, who died March 27, 1999; also sisters, Sallie Johnson, Roxie Sisson, Effie Abshire, Rachel King, and Maye Craighead; brothers Robert and Merdieth Simpson. Surviving family includes his loving niece and caretaker, Virginia Mae King Agnew, and husband, Irvin, of Roanoke; ten nieces; and one nephew; also loving and caring neighbors and Lillie's nephew and wife, Russell and Anna Looney, Manassas; niece, Elsie Jefferson, Spring Hill, FL. He was a native of Salem since 1941 and was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. He was born on Bent Mountain and came to Roanoke at age 14 and went to work at the American Iron and Bridge Works. Later he was employed by the Grumman Corporation for 55 years. Bill loved and was devoted to his work and retired at age 75. Funeral services will be held Tues. March 27, 2001 at 3 p.m. at the John M. Oakey & son Salem Funeral Home with Rev. John R. Furman officiating. Interment at his wife's side will follow at Sherwood Memorial park. on March 27, 2001.1

Census Records

1910Dwelling 317, District 132, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 72, District 123, Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 178, District 119-48, Roanoke, Virginia8

Occupation

1940Painter8

Family

Lillie E. Hancock b. January 9, 1908, d. November 23, 1992
Marriage*John Moyer "Bill" Simpson married Lillie E. Hancock circa 1927.1,7 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John Moyer Simpson obituary in the Mar 27, 2001 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Maye Louise Craighead obituary in the Sep 30, 1999 edition.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Roxie Simpson Sisson obituary in the Mar 6, 1990 edition.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lillie Hancock Simpson obituary in the Nov 24, 1992 edition.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Lillie E. Hancock1,2

F, b. January 9, 1908, d. November 23, 1992
     Her Social Security Number was 231-05-6126.3 Lillie E. Hancock was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2,1 She was born on January 9, 1908 at Craig Co., Virginia.3,2 She married John Moyer "Bill" Simpson, son of Preston Edward Simpson and Lydia Peradine Conner, circa 1927.1,2 As of circa 1927,her married name was Simpson. Lillie E. Hancock died on November 23, 1992 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 84.3,2 She LILLIE HANCOCK SIMPSON, 84, of Salem, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1992 in a local hospital. She was a native of Craig County and had been a Salem resident since 1941. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and was active in the ladies circle at the church. Survivors include her husband John M. "Bill" Simpson; a nephew, Russell F. Looney & wife Anna, Manassas; two nieces, Elsie Jefferson of Spring Hill, FL, Mildred Billings of Westminster, MD; also surviving are several other nieces and nephews and many close friends. Funeral services will be Wed. 11 a.m. at John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home, Salem by the Rev. Lonnie Barnes. Burial will be in Sherwood Memorial park. on November 24, 1992.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 178, District 119-48, Roanoke, Virginia4

Occupation

1940Rayon mill reeler4

Family

John Moyer "Bill" Simpson b. November 2, 1907, d. March 24, 2001
Marriage*Lillie E. Hancock married John Moyer "Bill" Simpson, son of Preston Edward Simpson and Lydia Peradine Conner, circa 1927.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John Moyer Simpson obituary in the Mar 27, 2001 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lillie Hancock Simpson obituary in the Nov 24, 1992 edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Virginia Mae King1,2,3,4

F, b. January 21, 1924
FatherWalter Irving King1,5,6,4 b. October 29, 1902, d. April 2, 1986
MotherRachel Virginia Simpson1,5,6,4 b. March 18, 1901, d. April 4, 1988
     Virginia Mae King was born on January 21, 1924 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,4 As of April 11, 1943,her married name was Agnew.4 She married Irvin Simmons Agnew on April 11, 1943.1,2,3,4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 209, District 27, Roanoke, Virginia6

Family

Irvin Simmons Agnew b. September 5, 1921, d. February 3, 2009
Marriage*Virginia Mae King married Irvin Simmons Agnew on April 11, 1943.1,2,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John Moyer Simpson obituary in the Mar 27, 2001 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Irvin Simmons Agnew obituary in the Feb 4, 2009 edition.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Randall Wayne Agnew obituary in the May 26, 1999 edition.
  6. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Lydia M. Clower1

F, b. February 17, 1854
FatherJacob G. Clower Jr.1 b. circa 1816, d. April 23, 1895
MotherMary Ann Kingrea1 b. circa 1821, d. July 25, 1883
     Lydia M. Clower was born on February 17, 1854 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She married Joseph Costley Conner, son of Costley Conner and Lydia A. Hall, on September 19, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of September 19, 1879,her married name was Conner.

Census Records

1880Dwelling 152, District 54, Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia2
1900Dwelling 154, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Family

Joseph Costley Conner b. June 19, 1858, d. before June 15, 1900
Marriage*Lydia M. Clower married Joseph Costley Conner, son of Costley Conner and Lydia A. Hall, on September 19, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
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. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Sarah Adeline Jones death certificate.
  6. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Conner-Sperry marriage record.
  7. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Costley Jasper Conner obituary in the Jan 9, 1956 edition.
  8. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  9. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Irvin Simmons Agnew1,2,3,4,5

M, b. September 5, 1921, d. February 3, 2009
     Irvin Simmons Agnew was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2 He was born on September 5, 1921 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,3 He married Virginia Mae King, daughter of Walter Irving King and Rachel Virginia Simpson, on April 11, 1943.1,6,2,5 Irvin Simmons Agnew died on February 3, 2009 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 87.2,4 He Irvin Simmons Agnew, 87, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, February 3, 2009. He was a World War II veteran of the US Navy, long time member of First Nazarene, and retiree of 31 years from the US Postal Service. He enjoyed golf at Blue Hills and many visits to Sunset Beach, N.C. Preceding him in death are his parents, Jabe Johnson and Beatrice Flinchum Agnew; brother, Johnson Agnew; and son, Randy Agnew. Left to cherish his memory: wife (his girl) of 66 years, Virginia King Agnew (Jen); daughter, Connie Gray and husband, Ken; son Randy's children, Nikki Agnew and Todd Agnew and their mother, Linda, and Josh Agnew and his mother, Karen; son, Barry and wife, Elizabeth Merritt Agnew; sister, Eleanor Peverall and husband, Turk. Seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren will miss their Granddaddy/Graddy: Brian Settles and wife, Kimberly and children, Brecken and Kaidyn, Kevin Settles and children, McKenzy and Kamdyn, Nikki Agnew and daughter, Cassidy, Todd Agnew and wife, Keisha, Philip Agnew, Chloe Agnew and Josh Agnew; also four nieces, four nephews and many friends. Funeral service at First Church of the Nazarene, Highland Avenue, Friday, February 6, 2009, 1 p.m. Graveside follows at Sherwood Memorial Park. The Rev. Earl Robertson officiating. Flowers accepted but donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or First Nazarene. Visitation, Thursday, February 5, 2009, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. 982-2221 on February 4, 2009.2

Family

Virginia Mae King b. January 21, 1924
Marriage*He married Virginia Mae King, daughter of Walter Irving King and Rachel Virginia Simpson, on April 11, 1943.1,6,2,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Irvin Simmons Agnew obituary in the Feb 4, 2009 edition.
  3. [S3706] 1926–1975, RG 147. The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia Records of the Selective Service System, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John Moyer Simpson obituary in the Mar 27, 2001 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Randall Wayne Agnew obituary in the May 26, 1999 edition.

Ruby Christine Wilson1,2,3

F, b. December 24, 1914, d. September 3, 1996
     Ruby Christine Wilson was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2 Her Social Security Number was 224-09-0178.4 She was born on December 24, 1914 at Franklin Co., Virginia.4,3 She married Morgan Lewis Simpson, son of Preston Edward Simpson and Lydia Peradine Conner, on June 19, 1937 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2,3 As of June 19, 1937,her married name was Simpson.3 Ruby Christine Wilson died on September 3, 1996 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 81.2,4 She SIMPSON, Ruby Wilson, 80, of Roanoke, died Tuesday, September 3, 1996, in a Roanoke hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie L. Wilson and Etta Brown Wilson; two brothers, Hugh H. Wilson and Charlie L. Wilson Jr. S he is survived by her husband of 59 years, Morgan L. Simpson; one sister, Mary Richardson of Roanoke; three brothers, William Morton Wilson, Kansas City, Mo., Jesse Tate Wilson and wife, Gladys, George Hooker Wilson and wife, Rita, all of Roanoke. Also surviving are six nephews and two nieces; three great-nephews and four great-nieces. She was a lifetime member of Belmont Christian Church, where she was financial treasurer for a number of years. Funeral services will be at Oakey's South Chapel, 1 p.m. Friday, September 6, 1996, with Rev. Michael Barnes officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. Friends may call at Oakey's South Chapel, where the family will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. on September 5, 1996.2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 108, District 119-50, Roanoke, Virginia5

Occupation

1940Rayon mill winder5

Family

Morgan Lewis Simpson b. November 2, 1907, d. March 27, 1999
Marriage*Ruby Christine Wilson married Morgan Lewis Simpson, son of Preston Edward Simpson and Lydia Peradine Conner, on June 19, 1937 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2,3 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Morgan Lewis Simpson obituary in the Mar 31, 1999 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Ruby Wilson Simpson obituary in the Sep 5, 1996 edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Mary Poff

F, b. May 23, 1827, d. March, 1890
FatherMichael Poff b. June 10, 1796, d. February 4, 1878
MotherSarah "Sally" Whitenack b. circa 1797, d. December 27, 1876
     Mary Poff was buried at Five Points Cemetery, Edwardsburg, Cass Co., Michigan.1 She was born on May 23, 1827 at Virginia.1 She married Daniel Bishop on May 7, 1848 at St. Joseph Co., Indiana. As of May 7, 1848,her married name was Bishop. Mary Poff died in March, 1890 at Cass Co., Michigan, at age 62.1

Census Records

1850Dwelling 250, Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan2
1860Dwelling 943, Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan3
1870Dwelling 84, Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan4
1880Dwelling 27, District 69, Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan5

Family

Daniel Bishop b. February 18, 1819, d. May 16, 1889
Marriage*Mary Poff married Daniel Bishop on May 7, 1848 at St. Joseph Co., Indiana. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1443] Amelia Castle and Nancy Corwin and findagrave.com, Five Points Cemetery, Cass Co., MI.
  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. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5628] FamilySearch, Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995.
  7. [S5262] Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952.
  8. [S5680] Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing, Michigan Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950.

Cynthia E. Poff1

F, b. circa 1831
FatherMichael Poff1 b. June 10, 1796, d. February 4, 1878
MotherSarah "Sally" Whitenack1 b. circa 1797, d. December 27, 1876
     Cynthia E. Poff was born circa 1831 at Virginia.1

Census Records

1850Dwelling 601, Warren Township, St. Joseph Co., Indiana1

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.

Lewis Cass Bishop

M, b. February 18, 1849, d. 1929
FatherDaniel Bishop1,2,3,4 b. February 18, 1819, d. May 16, 1889
MotherMary Poff1,2,3,4 b. May 23, 1827, d. March, 1890
     Lewis Cass Bishop was buried at Five Points Cemetery, Edwardsburg, Cass Co., Michigan.5 He was born on February 18, 1849 at Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan.6,7 He married Belle M. Thomas on December 13, 1883 at Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan.7 Lewis Cass Bishop died in 1929.5

Census Records

1850Dwelling 250, Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan1
1860Dwelling 943, Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan2
1870Dwelling 84, Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan3
1880Dwelling 27, District 69, Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan4
1900Dwelling 169, District 94, Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan6
1910Dwelling 9, District 109, Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan8
1920Dwelling 121, District 130, Mason Township, Cass Co., MichiganEnumerated in the household of his brother Timothy9

Occupation

1870Farm laborer3
1880Thrasher4
1900Sawmill worker6
1910Farmer8

Family

Belle M. Thomas b. July, 1846, d. 1923
Marriage*Lewis Cass Bishop married Belle M. Thomas on December 13, 1883 at Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan.7 

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1443] Amelia Castle and Nancy Corwin and findagrave.com, Five Points Cemetery, Cass Co., MI.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S5262] Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.

Abraham "Abrum" Bishop1,2,3

M, b. 1851, d. 1921
FatherDaniel Bishop4,5 b. February 18, 1819, d. May 16, 1889
MotherMary Poff4,5 b. May 23, 1827, d. March, 1890
     Abraham "Abrum" Bishop was buried at Adamsville Cemetery, Adamsville Road and May Street, Adamsville, Cass Co., Michigan.1 He was born in 1851 at Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan.1,3 He married Sarah Elizabeth Metcalf on March 5, 1876 at Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan.3,6 Abraham "Abrum" Bishop married Emma Amelia Krotzer/Kratzer on July 25, 1886 at Calvin Township, Cass Co., Michigan.3 Abraham "Abrum" Bishop died in 1921.1

Census Records

1860Dwelling 943, Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan4
1870Dwelling 84, Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan5
1880Dwelling 26, District 69, Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan7
1900Dwelling180, District 8, Concord, Elkhart Co., Indiana8
1910Dwelling 150, District 109, Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan2
1920Dwelling 50, District 39, Ward 1, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., Indiana9

Occupation

1870Farm laborer5
1880Farmer7
1900Landlord8
1910Farmer2

Family 1

Sarah Elizabeth Metcalf b. 1852, d. November 7, 1881
Marriage*Abraham "Abrum" Bishop married Sarah Elizabeth Metcalf on March 5, 1876 at Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan.3,6 

Family 2

Emma Amelia Krotzer/Kratzer b. November, 1864
Marriage*Abraham "Abrum" Bishop married Emma Amelia Krotzer/Kratzer on July 25, 1886 at Calvin Township, Cass Co., Michigan.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1442] Amelia Castle and Nancy Corwin, Adamsville Cemetery, Cass Co., Michigan.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5262] Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952.
  4. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S5675] Edwardsburg Argus, From the Sarah Bishop obituary in the Nov 10, 1881 edition.
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S5628] FamilySearch, Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995.
  11. [S5678] Unknown compiler, Michigan, Births and Christenings Index, 1867-1911.

Cynthia Ellen Bishop1

F, b. December 19, 1852, d. December 12, 1923
FatherDaniel Bishop2,3,4 b. February 18, 1819, d. May 16, 1889
MotherMary Poff2,3,4 b. May 23, 1827, d. March, 1890
     Cynthia Ellen Bishop was buried at Five Points Cemetery, Edwardsburg, Cass Co., Michigan.5 She was born on December 19, 1852 at Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan.5,1 As of December 22, 1872,her married name was Thompson.1 She married Charles Albert Thompson on December 22, 1872 at Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan.1 As of November 2, 1911,her married name was Stodden.1 Cynthia Ellen Bishop married Richard Stodden on November 2, 1911 at Milton Township, Cass Co., Michigan.1 Cynthia Ellen Bishop died on December 12, 1923 at Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan, at age 70.5,4

Census Records

1860Dwelling 943, Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan2
1900Dwelling 106, District 97, Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan6
1910Dwelling 66, District 109, Mason Township, Cass Co., MichiganEnumerated in the household of her son-in-law Henry Allen7
1920Dwelling 142, District 130, Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan8

Family 1

Charles Albert Thompson b. September 24, 1851, d. April 6, 1905
Marriage*Cynthia Ellen Bishop married Charles Albert Thompson on December 22, 1872 at Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan.1 
Children

Family 2

Richard Stodden b. September 4, 1854, d. October 3, 1927
Marriage*Cynthia Ellen Bishop married Richard Stodden on November 2, 1911 at Milton Township, Cass Co., Michigan.1 

Citations

  1. [S5262] Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5628] FamilySearch, Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995.
  5. [S1443] Amelia Castle and Nancy Corwin and findagrave.com, Five Points Cemetery, Cass Co., MI.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 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. [S5678] Unknown compiler, Michigan, Births and Christenings Index, 1867-1911.
  10. [S5680] Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing, Michigan Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950.

Timothy J. Bishop1,2,3,4

M, b. December 25, 1859, d. November 30, 1930
FatherDaniel Bishop1,2,3,4 b. February 18, 1819, d. May 16, 1889
MotherMary Poff1,2,3,4 b. May 23, 1827, d. March, 1890
     Timothy J. Bishop was born on December 25, 1859 at Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan.3,4 He married Alma J. Moody on September 6, 1899 at Cassopolis, Cass Co., Michigan.3 Timothy J. Bishop died on November 30, 1930 at Cassopolis, Cass Co., Michigan, at age 70.4

Census Records

1860Dwelling 943, Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan1
1870Dwelling 84, Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan2
1880Dwelling 26, District 69, Mason Township, Cass Co., MichiganEnumerated in the household of his brother Abrum5
1900Dwelling 12, District 94, Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan6
1910Dwelling 38, District 104, Jefferson Township, Cass Co., Michigan7
1920Dwelling 121, District 130, Mason Township, Cass Co., Michigan8
1930Dwelling 198, District 7, Cassopolis, Cass Co., Michigan9

Occupation

1880Farmer5
1900Farmer6
1910Farmer7
1920Odd job laborer8
1930Creamery cream tester9

Family

Alma J. Moody b. July 9, 1876, d. March 7, 1952
Marriage*Timothy J. Bishop married Alma J. Moody on September 6, 1899 at Cassopolis, Cass Co., Michigan.3 

Citations

  1. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5262] Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952.
  4. [S5680] Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing, Michigan Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950.
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 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.