Creed William Janney1

M, b. June 5, 1881, d. September 2, 1942
FatherJohn W. Janney
MotherSenie/Cenia Unknown
     Creed William Janney was buried at Whitlock-Blackwell Cemetery (also known as Wright Cemetery), on the gravel cemetery access road, located between houses 2121 and 2115 Cannaday School Road, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 He married Octavi Adeline "Tavie" Pack.1 Creed William Janney was born on June 5, 1881 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 He died on September 2, 1942 at age 61.2,3

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

Octavi Adeline "Tavie" Pack b. May 11, 1884, d. June 10, 1958
Marriage*Creed William Janney married Octavi Adeline "Tavie" Pack.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S833] Patricia A. Lomineck, "Creed William Janney," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov 19, 2002.
  2. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  3. [S1357] Georgia Phyllis Whitlock Shank, Wright Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Beatrice Janney Spraker 81st birthday announcement in Mar 8, 2001 edition.
  7. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S342] Researcher and Compiler William Harvey Green Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Argabright Family of Floyd, Franklin, and Montgomery Counties, Virginia.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Octavi Adeline "Tavie" Pack1

F, b. May 11, 1884, d. June 10, 1958
     Octavi Adeline "Tavie" Pack married Creed William Janney, son of John W. Janney and Senie/Cenia Unknown.2 Octavi Adeline "Tavie" Pack was buried at Whitlock-Blackwell Cemetery (also known as Wright Cemetery), on the gravel cemetery access road, located between houses 2121 and 2115 Cannaday School Road, Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 Her married name was Janney. She was born on May 11, 1884 at Virginia.3,4 She died on June 10, 1958 at age 74.3,4

Family

Creed William Janney b. June 5, 1881, d. September 2, 1942
Marriage*She married Creed William Janney, son of John W. Janney and Senie/Cenia Unknown.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1961] The Wright Cemetery, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vafloyd/wrightcemeterypicturestext.htm
  2. [S833] Patricia A. Lomineck, "Creed William Janney," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Nov 19, 2002.
  3. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  4. [S1357] Georgia Phyllis Whitlock Shank, Wright Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  5. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Beatrice Janney Spraker 81st birthday announcement in Mar 8, 2001 edition.
  7. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S342] Researcher and Compiler William Harvey Green Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Argabright Family of Floyd, Franklin, and Montgomery Counties, Virginia.
  9. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

James Lewis Smith1,2

M, b. September 21, 1880, d. December 27, 1966
FatherAlfred Pinkerton Smith2,3 b. April 27, 1859, d. October 21, 1949
MotherMary Elizabeth "Mollie" Goings2,3 b. February 29, 1860, d. August 3, 1939
     James Lewis Smith was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama. His Social Security Number was 416-03-1115.4 He was born on September 21, 1880 at Lynchburg, Virginia.1,4 He married Pearl Evelyn Chewning on September 5, 1900 at Lynchburg, Virginia.3 James Lewis Smith died on December 27, 1966 at Birmingham, Alabama, at age 86.

Census Records

1900Dwelling 128, District 85, Ward 2, Lynchburg, Virginia2
1910Dwelling 286, District 72, Ward 4, Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia5
1920Dwelling 79, District 115, Tarrant City, Jefferson Co., Alabama6
1930Dwelling 260, District 138, Tarrant City, Jefferson Co., Alabama7
1940Dwelling 6, District 37-61, Clay, Jefferson Co., Alabama8

Occupation

1900Mechanic2
1910Pipe foundry foreman5
1920Pipe shop foreman6
1930Pipe plant foreman7
1940Pipe shop worker8

Family

Pearl Evelyn Chewning b. June, 1882, d. February 14, 1960
Marriage*James Lewis Smith married Pearl Evelyn Chewning on September 5, 1900 at Lynchburg, Virginia.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Deborah Jean "Debbie" Conner1,2

F, b. January 13, 1963, d. July 9, 2012
FatherGarland Alton Conner1,2
MotherAlice Jane Boothe1,3,2 b. October 25, 1931, d. July 7, 2001
     Deborah Jean "Debbie" Conner was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on January 13, 1963 at Virginia.1 She married Jeffrey Cecil "Jeff" Guilliams, son of Cecil Ray Guilliams and Norma Jean Poff, on February 6, 1988 at Willis, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,2 As of February 6, 1988,her married name was Guilliams. Deborah Jean "Debbie" Conner died on July 9, 2012 at Virginia at age 49.2 She Deborah Jean (Debbie) Guilliams, 49, of Floyd, passed away on Monday, July 9, 2012. She was preceded in death by her mother, Alice Jane Boothe Conner. She is survived by her husband, Jeff Guilliams; one son, Cy Guilliams; one sister, Karen Conner; her father and stepmother, Garland and Virginia Conner, Fieldale; her mother-in-law, Norma Jean Guilliams; special cousin and spouse, Annette and Mike Battle; special friend, Judy Witt. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Gardner Funeral Chapel, with the Reverend Mike Battle and the Reverend Danny Whitlock officiating. Interment will follow at Jacksonville Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The family expresses many thanks to the doctors and nurses at Lewis-Gale Montgomery Regional Hospital. on July 10, 2012.2

Family

Jeffrey Cecil "Jeff" Guilliams
Marriage*She married Jeffrey Cecil "Jeff" Guilliams, son of Cecil Ray Guilliams and Norma Jean Poff, on February 6, 1988 at Willis, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3,2 
Child
  • Cy Tucker Guilliams3,2

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Deborah Jean Guilliams obituary in the Jul 10, 2012 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Alice Boothe Conner obituary in the Jul 9, 2001 edition.

James Marvin Bower1,2

M, b. December 17, 1909, d. December 6, 1996
     James Marvin Bower was buried at St. Matthew's Cemetery, Rt. 677 near intersection with Rt. 617, Laurel Ridge, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 His Social Security Number was 233-12-9255.3 He married Mary Edna Underwood.2 James Marvin Bower was born on December 17, 1909.3 He died on December 6, 1996 at Riner, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 86.2,3 He BOWER, James Marvin, 86, of Riner, went home to be with his Lord on Friday morning, December 6, 1996, at his home. A loving father and grandfather who loved life and his family, he made the world a better place. He was a member of the Christiansburg Pentecostal Holiness Church, and was a finishing carpenter. The son of the late Dora and Mose Bower, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Roncervert. He was loved by everyone and will be missed by his wife, Mary Underwood Bower; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Royal, Lynchburg, Carolyn and Clyde Conner, Riner, Deborah and David Proffitt, Amherst, Diane and Tony Conner, Shawsville, Judy and Keith Duncan, Christiansburg, Lisa and Ted Blevins, Radford; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Brenda Bower, Gary and Connie Bower, all of Riner; two brothers, Dorsey Junior Bower, Blacksburg, Paul Bower, Christiansburg; two sisters, Ruth Ellis, Reba Grimes, both of Roanoke; 24 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 8, at the Christiansburg Pentecostal Holiness Church conducted by Rev. Richard Kingrea and Rev. Buford Linkous, with burial in the St. Matthew Church Cemetery. Friends may call any time after noon on Saturday at the Richardson-Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on December 7, 1996.2

Family

Mary Edna Underwood
Marriage*He married Mary Edna Underwood.2 
Child
  • Carolyn Joyce Bower1,2

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Marvin Bower obituary in the Dec 7, 1996 edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Frank Reeves Peters1,2

M, b. January 29, 1915, d. January 6, 2007
FatherSamuel Luther Peters1,2 b. November 4, 1887, d. July 26, 1966
MotherMary Willie Kelley1,2 b. May 5, 1898, d. May 24, 1958
     Frank Reeves Peters was buried at Harvestwood Cemetery, intersection of Rt. 681 and Rt. 682, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on January 29, 1915 at Franklin Co., Virginia.3,2 He married Mamie Essie Epperly, daughter of Peter Frazier Epperly and Flora Ocie "Flory" Howery, on March 13, 1937 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 Frank Reeves Peters died on January 6, 2007 at Virginia at age 91.2 He Frank Reeves Peters, 91, of Floyd, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2007. He was born in Franklin County on January 29, 1915 to Samuel Luther and Mary Kelly Peters. Mr. Peters was preceded in death by his wife, Essie Epperly Peters; one brother, Coy Peters; and three sisters, Nora Marshall, Gracie Gilbreth, and Gladys Hardy. He was a member of Harvestwood Covenant Presbyterian Church. Survivors include one son, Ervin (Sonny) Peters of Lynchburg; two daughters and one son-in-law, Carol P. and Harold E. Vest of Copper Hill, and Jeanne P. Dalton of Collinsville; three sisters, Tempest Reed of Christiansburg, Junne Virts of Lovettsville, Va., and Lucy Smith of Middletown, Md; four grandchildren, Donna (Danny) Yeatts, Michael Conner, Gail (Mike) Minnix, and Sue (Jon) Waldron; three great grandchildren, John (Ashlee) Weeks, Devyn Conner, and Gary Yeatts; one great-great grandchild, Peyton Weeks; several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Myra Peters, Floyd. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at the Harvestwood Covenant Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Riley Ware officiating. Interment will follow in Harvestwood Cemetery. Friends may call at Gardner Funeral Home on Tuesday after 6 p.m. where the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Flowers will be appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to the Harvestwood Covenant Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are being handled by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd. on January 7, 2007.2

Occupation

1937Truck driver1

Family

Mamie Essie Epperly b. August 13, 1913, d. October 26, 1989
Marriage*Frank Reeves Peters married Mamie Essie Epperly, daughter of Peter Frazier Epperly and Flora Ocie "Flory" Howery, on March 13, 1937 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
Child
  • Eleanor Jean Peters2

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Frank Reeves Peters obituary in the Jan 7, 2007 edition.
  3. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.

Mamie Essie Epperly

F, b. August 13, 1913, d. October 26, 1989
FatherPeter Frazier Epperly1 b. December 27, 1878, d. February 23, 1972
MotherFlora Ocie "Flory" Howery1 b. July 19, 1880, d. August 31, 1934
     Mamie Essie Epperly was buried at Harvestwood Cemetery, intersection of Rt. 681 and Rt. 682, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on August 13, 1913 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 She married Frank Reeves Peters, son of Samuel Luther Peters and Mary Willie Kelley, on March 13, 1937 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 As of March 13, 1937,her married name was Peters. Mamie Essie Epperly died on October 26, 1989 at age 76.2

Family

Frank Reeves Peters b. January 29, 1915, d. January 6, 2007
Marriage*She married Frank Reeves Peters, son of Samuel Luther Peters and Mary Willie Kelley, on March 13, 1937 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 
Child
  • Eleanor Jean Peters3

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Frank Reeves Peters obituary in the Jan 7, 2007 edition.

Elvin Moore Martin1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. January 10, 1917, d. October 19, 2005
FatherAlbert Roy Martin1,2,5 b. January 12, 1896, d. January 17, 1960
MotherDollie Lena Moore1,2,5 b. July 7, 1893, d. September 20, 1982
     His Social Security Number was 231-42-1671.7 Elvin Moore Martin was born on January 10, 1917 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7 He married Frances Alberta Profitt on October 7, 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,5 Elvin Moore Martin died on October 19, 2005 at Virginia at age 88.6,7 He Elvin M. Martin, 88, of Floyd, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2005. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Saturday, at Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd. on October 22, 2005.6

Census Records

1930Dwelling 167, District 9, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Occupation

1939Farmer1

Family

Frances Alberta Profitt b. October 6, 1922, d. January 8, 2014
Marriage*Elvin Moore Martin married Frances Alberta Profitt on October 7, 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,5 
Child
  • Frances Norma Jean Martin3,4,5

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Florence P. Martin birthday announcement in the Oct 7, 2004 edition.
  5. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Elvin M. Martin obituary in the Oct 22, 2005 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Frances Alberta Profitt1,2,3

F, b. October 6, 1922, d. January 8, 2014
     Frances Alberta Profitt was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 She was born on October 6, 1922 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 She married Elvin Moore Martin, son of Albert Roy Martin and Dollie Lena Moore, on October 7, 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,5 As of October 7, 1939,her married name was Martin. Frances Alberta Profitt Mrs. Florence P. Martin celebrated her 82nd birthday on Wednesday, October 6, 2004.  On Thursday, October 7, she will also celebrate her anniversary of 65 years of marriage to Elvin M. Martin.  The couple was married in October, 1939, and resided in their little country home in Locust Grove for about 37 years.  Later the Martins moved to the Town of Floyd, where he ran Martin's Heating and Refrigeration until 2001 when he became ill.  He was 84 years old when he retired. The couple has four children, Paul, Linwood, Norma Jean Conner and Frankie, and seven grandchildren.  The couple is enjoying retirement, although Mrs. Martin says Elvin is the only one who has officially retired.  As she puts it, "a woman's work is never done."
  on October 7, 2004.4 She died on January 8, 2014 at Virginia at age 91.3 She Frances Alberta Profitt Martin, 91, of Floyd, went home to be with her Savior on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. She was glad to be relieved of this earthly body, and looked forward to being in Christ's presence with all of her loved ones who have gone ahead of her. Frances was a very crafty person. She made many beautiful things such as: dolls, foot stools, trash cans, spreads for furniture, quilts, and anything she could think of. She loved to sew and make clothes for herself and children. She also did a lot of sewing for other people when they asked. She was a member of Stonewall Primitive Baptist Church for many years. She enjoyed her fellowship with the members and the teachings of Christ. She is now going home to join her loved ones: her husband of 69 years, Elvin Martin; mother and dad, Getter and Alberta Profitt; and nine brothers and sisters who have gone ahead of her. She is survived by four children, Paul J. Martin and wife, Barbara of Floyd, Glenwood J. Martin and wife, Donna of Christiansburg, Frances Norma Jean Conner and husband, Edwin C. Conner of Copper Hill, and Frank E. Martin of Floyd; eight grandchildren, Cecil and Leisa Martin of Floyd, Tammy Martin- Worley and Stacy Martin of Christiansburg, Sandra Huff, Teresa Martin and Cindy Weaver of Floyd, and Richard Martin; eight great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great grandchild; one brother, James Profitt and wife, Frances of Floyd; two sisters, Margaret Jones of Salem, and Helen Atkins and husband, Richard of Elliston; brother-in-law, Elmer Webb of Floyd; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Chlonetia Martin and Arlie Thompson of Floyd; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mavin and Jack Steel of North Carolina; sister-in-law, Coreen Martin, Christiansburg; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Graham Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow at Jacksonville Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday at Gardner Funeral Home after 6 p.m. where the family will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The family wishes to thank Doris Perry for her wonderful care and Good Samaritan Hospice. on January 10, 2014.3

Family

Elvin Moore Martin b. January 10, 1917, d. October 19, 2005
Marriage*She married Elvin Moore Martin, son of Albert Roy Martin and Dollie Lena Moore, on October 7, 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,5 
Child
  • Frances Norma Jean Martin2,4,5

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Frances Alberta Profitt Martin obituary in the Jan 10, 2014 edition.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Florence P. Martin birthday announcement in the Oct 7, 2004 edition.
  5. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.

Martha Ellen "Mattie" "Mama Williams" Goings1

F, b. August 2, 1867, d. March 4, 1962
FatherJames W. Going b. circa 1820
MotherGabriella B. Sarah Skinner2,3 b. 1825, d. 1910
     Martha Ellen "Mattie" "Mama Williams" Goings Martha Ellen Going, daughter of James W. [Samuel] Going and Gabriella Skinner Going, was born August 2, 1867 in Amherst County, according to the research of Rozier Dedwylder, a descendant. She appeared as a 13-year-old in the household of her mother in the 1880 census. Martha Ellen Going, "age 22, daughter of James and Gabriella Going" was married November 26, 1890 to Thomas Albert Williams, age 23, by H. C. Cheatham, minister of the gospel, according to the marriage records of Campbell County, Virginia. Martha Ellen Going stated for the record that her parents were James and Gabriella. She was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia.4,5 She was born on August 2, 1867 at Amherst Co., Virginia.4,5 She married Thomas Albert "Tom" Williams, son of Richard Williams and Alicia Catherine "Melissa" Drummond, on November 26, 1890 at Danielstown, Cambell Co., Virginia.6,4,5 As of November 26, 1890,her married name was Williams. Martha Ellen "Mattie" "Mama Williams" Goings died on March 4, 1962 at Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia, at age 94.4,5 She Mrs. Williams Dies At 94 On Sunday; Lost Two Sons Overseas In World War I. Mrs. Martha Ellen Going Williams, 94, of 629 Rose Ave., died at 2 p.m. Sunday at Taylor Nursing Home following a lingering illness. She was born in Amherst County, Aug. 2, 1867. Mrs. Williams death was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Albert Williams, and also by one daughter, Mrs. Albert Caproni. Two sons were killed in action in World War I, Roland Albert and Rayburn Edison Williams. She is survived by one son, L. H. Williams, of Clifton Forge, and two daughters, Mrs. Harry C. Deisher, Charleston, W. Va., and Mrs. Philip Schaffer, of Montgomery, Ala. Seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Williams was a member of Central Methodist Church, the Ladies Bible Class, and a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Services: The body will remain at the Nicely Funeral Home until time for the service which will be held from the chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. A. Irvin Orndoff will conduct the service and the interment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be C. G. Kennedy, J. W. S. Burks, Russell Smith, Fred Sherman, C. M. Brown, E. C. Westerman, J. Ed Hall, Calvin Staton, and Herbie King. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Ladies Bible Class, the Legion Auxiliary, and friends of the family attending the service. on March 5, 1962.4

Census Records

1870Dwelling 533, Amherst, Amherst Co., Virginia2
1900Dwelling 286, District 3, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 328, District 72, Ward 2, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 231, District 76, Ward 2, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 206, District 2, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia10
1940Dwelling 24, District 105-4, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia11

Family

Thomas Albert "Tom" Williams b. February 4, 1867, d. March 25, 1929
Marriage*Martha Ellen "Mattie" "Mama Williams" Goings married Thomas Albert "Tom" Williams, son of Richard Williams and Alicia Catherine "Melissa" Drummond, on November 26, 1890 at Danielstown, Cambell Co., Virginia.6,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  2. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1067] Daily Review, From the Marth Ellen Going Williams obituary in the Mar 5, 1962 edition.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S1067] Daily Review, From the Thomas A. Williams obituary in the Mar 26, 1929 edition.
  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. [S1068] Beth Fridley, Alleghany Co., Virginia Birth Records, 1853-1896.
  13. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Reva Caproni death certificate.
  14. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Mrs. Albert Caproni obitutary in the Dec 17, 1931 edition.
  15. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Mrs. Albert Caproni obitutary in the Dec 18, 1931 edition.
  16. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698

Mary Elizabeth Conner

F, b. circa 1851, d. February 24, 1886
FatherJohn R. Conner1,2,3 b. circa 1805
MotherDoshia/Docia Wilson1,2,3 b. January 31, 1810, d. March 20, 1890
     Mary Elizabeth Conner was born circa 1851 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She married John William Martin, son of Jonathan Martin and Eliza J. Wright, on April 18, 1872 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of April 18, 1872,her married name was Martin. Mary Elizabeth Conner died on February 24, 1886 at Floyd Co., Virginia.

Census Records

1860Dwelling 448, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1870Dwelling 180, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1880Dwelling 370, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

John William Martin b. October 29, 1850, d. May 13, 1933
Marriage*Mary Elizabeth Conner married John William Martin, son of Jonathan Martin and Eliza J. Wright, on April 18, 1872 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  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. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Samuel Henry Martin death certificate.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Shockey-Martin marriage record.
  8. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the James Robert Martin death certificate.

Paulus Emmett Smith1,2,3,4,5

M, b. September 12, 1882, d. November 28, 1956
FatherAlfred Pinkerton Smith2,4,6 b. April 27, 1859, d. October 21, 1949
MotherMary Elizabeth "Mollie" Goings2,4,6 b. February 29, 1860, d. August 3, 1939
     His Social Security Number was 226-50-9342.7 Paulus Emmett Smith was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Longwood Road, Bedford, Bedford Co., Virginia.6 He was born on September 12, 1882 at Nelson Co., Virginia.1,3,4,6 He married Joella Hughes on August 29, 1905 at Lynchburg, Virginia.4,6 Paulus Emmett Smith and Joella Hughes were divorced on November 20, 1933 at Lynchburg, Virginia.5 Paulus Emmett Smith died on November 28, 1956 at Bedford, Bedford Co., Virginia, at age 74.7,6

Census Records

1900Dwelling 128, District 85, Ward 2, Lynchburg, Virginia2
1910Dwelling 111, District 86, Ward 2, Lynchburg, Virginia8
1920Dwelling 89, District 10, Ward 2, Lynchburg, Virginia9
1930Dwelling 122, District 11, Lynchburg, Virginia10

Occupation

1910Barber8
1920Barber9

Family

Joella Hughes b. August 16, 1884, d. January 6, 1976
Marriage*Paulus Emmett Smith married Joella Hughes on August 29, 1905 at Lynchburg, Virginia.4,6 
Divorce* Paulus Emmett Smith and Joella Hughes were divorced on November 20, 1933 at Lynchburg, Virginia.5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  4. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  5. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  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.

Henry Taft Harris1,2

M, b. July 2, 1908, d. August 27, 1997
     His Social Security Number was 241-07-5732.3 Henry Taft Harris was buried at Topeco Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Rt. 221, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on July 2, 1908 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,3 He married Nellie Mae Moles on July 13, 1946 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,1 Henry Taft Harris died on August 27, 1997 at Willis, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 89.2,3 He HARRIS, Henry Taft, 89, of Willis, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 1997 at his home. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Nellie M. Harris, Willis; son, Jerrel R. Harris, Willis; daughters and son-in-law, Beulah and Charles Conner, Rhonda H. Turner, all of Floyd; grandchildren, David C. Conner, Lynchburg, Danah M. Conner, Radford, Jason Turner, Wesley Turner, both of Floyd. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd, with the Rev. Ralph Duncan and the Rev. Roy Turpin officiating. Burial will be in Topeco Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Maberry Funeral Home on August 28, 1997.2

Occupation

1946Farmer4

Family

Nellie Mae Moles b. August 23, 1924, d. April 9, 2001
Marriage*Henry Taft Harris married Nellie Mae Moles on July 13, 1946 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,1 
Child
  • Beulah Mae Harris1,2,4

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Nellie Mae Moles Harris obituary in the Apr 10, 2001 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Henry Taft Harrison obituary in the Aug 28, 1997 edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Nellie Mae Moles1

F, b. August 23, 1924, d. April 9, 2001
     Her Social Security Number was 226-32-3244.2 Nellie Mae Moles was buried at Topeco Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Rt. 221, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She was born on August 23, 1924 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2 She married Henry Taft Harris on July 13, 1946 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 As of July 13, 1946,her married name was Harris. Nellie Mae Moles died on April 9, 2001 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 76.2,1 She HARRIS, Nellie Mae Moles, 76, of Willis, passed away Monday, April 9, 2001 in a Roanoke hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry T. Harris and two brothers, Lewis and Vasco Moles. Survivors include one son, Jerrell R. Harris of Willis; two daughters and sons-in-law, Beulah and Charles Conner of Floyd, Rhonda and James Holland of Floyd; four grandchildren, David Conner and wife, Karen of Pittsburg, Pa., Danah M. Conner of Christiansburg, Jason and Wesley Turner of Floyd; great-grandson, Matthew Conner of Pittsburg, Pa; four sisters, Ethelene Webb, Eulala Harman of Willis, Hazel West of Pamplin, Hula Nester of Ringgold; and a sister-in-law, Elvia Moles. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Duncan and the Rev. Roy Turpin officiating. Burial will be in Topeco Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Maberry Funeral Home.
on April 10, 2001.1

Family

Henry Taft Harris b. July 2, 1908, d. August 27, 1997
Marriage*She married Henry Taft Harris on July 13, 1946 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 
Child
  • Beulah Mae Harris1,4,3

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Nellie Mae Moles Harris obituary in the Apr 10, 2001 edition.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Henry Taft Harrison obituary in the Aug 28, 1997 edition.

Elizabeth Louise "Betty" Lilly1,2

F, b. June 16, 1928, d. November 15, 2000
     Her married name was Hale.2 Elizabeth Louise "Betty" Lilly married Robert Lee Hale, son of William Horace Hale and Myrtle Tida DeWeese.3,2 Elizabeth Louise "Betty" Lilly was born on June 16, 1928 at Preble Co., Ohio.3 She died on November 15, 2000 at Virginia at age 72.3 She HALE, Elizabeth Lilly, (Betty), 72, of Roanoke, went to her heavenly home Wednesday, November 15, 2000 after a long and courageous battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Born June 16, 1928 in Preble County, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Charles Preston and Mary L. Lilly. Mrs. Hale was a member of Copper Hill Church of the Brethren and retired from Tultex. She was a loving wife to her husband of 51 years, Robert L. Hale. Surviving the bountiful love of their mother are three daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and Jack Conner, Copper Hill, Va., Ginny and Mark Smith, Roanoke, Sandy and Jim Perdue, Copper Hill; and one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Debbie Hale, Cloverdale. The greatest love of her life were her five special grandchildren, Chris Conner, Greg and Amanda Conner, Heather Hale, Brad Hale and Brian Perdue. Also surviving are one brother, Marion Lilly, Richmond, Indiana; one sister, Harriet Fawcett, Richmond, Indiana; very special brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Tommy and Jane Hale, William Hale and Jetta Holthaus, Nadine and Maurice Slusher; her very special friend in Christ, the Rev. Frank Wimmer; her special cousins-in-law, Loretta Luckadoo and Mary Condon; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving are her neighborhood family who watched over and cared for her, Dr. James Witten, Amy and the Pulmonary Staff in the Pulmonary Department of Lewis-Gale; and the special angels of love from Gentle Shepherd Hospice, Linda, Lorita and Debbie. Memorials may be made to Copper Hill Church of the Brethren, or Gentle Shepherd Hospice. A memorial service will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2000 at Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Road, by the Rev. Dale Bowman and the Rev. Sonia Oliphant. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home. (366-0707) on November 17, 2000.3

Family

Robert Lee Hale b. August 29, 1918, d. March 31, 2011
Marriage*She married Robert Lee Hale, son of William Horace Hale and Myrtle Tida DeWeese.3,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Robert Lee Hale obituary in the Apr 2, 2011 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Elizabeth Lilly Hale obituary in the Nov 17, 2000 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Sandra Hale Perdue obituary in the Jul 27, 2014 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jackson Lee Conner obituary in the Jan 24, 2016 edition.

Wilbur Curtis Weddle1

M, b. March 23, 1923, d. August 29, 2014
     Wilbur Curtis Weddle was buried at Topeco Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Rt. 221, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on March 23, 1923 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2 He married Margaret Glenna Slusher on September 27, 1947 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 Wilbur Curtis Weddle died on August 29, 2014 at Virginia at age 91.2

Occupation

1947Repairman3

Family

Margaret Glenna Slusher
Marriage*Wilbur Curtis Weddle married Margaret Glenna Slusher on September 27, 1947 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.3 
Child
  • Wanda Lynn Weddle1,4,2

Citations

  1. [S32] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 8, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Wilbur Curtis Weddle obituary in Aug 31, 2014 edition.
  3. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Elder Luther Mason Bolt1,2

M, b. January 29, 1908, d. July 5, 2009
     Elder Luther Mason Bolt was born on January 29, 1908 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He married Bertha Annie Boyd in 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2 Elder Luther Mason Bolt died on July 5, 2009 at Virginia at age 101.2

Family

Bertha Annie Boyd b. September 11, 1919, d. July 25, 1984
Marriage*He married Bertha Annie Boyd in 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2 
Child
  • Leslie Pauline Bolt2,4

Citations

  1. [S295] Phyllis Goad Phillips & Genevieve Cochran Starkey, Cemeteries - Floyd County VA., Burks Fork District, Volume II.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Luther Mason Bolt obituary in the Jul 7, 2009 edition.
  3. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Jonathan Thomas "John" Smith1,2,3

M, b. February 14, 1885, d. July 16, 1966
FatherAlfred Pinkerton Smith1,3 b. April 27, 1859, d. October 21, 1949
MotherMary Elizabeth "Mollie" Goings1,3 b. February 29, 1860, d. August 3, 1939
     Jonathan Thomas "John" Smith was buried at Fort Hill Memorial Park, 5196 Fort Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia.3 He was born on February 14, 1885 at Gladstone, Nelson Co., Virginia.3 He married Grace Terrell Hughes circa 1903.2,3 Jonathan Thomas "John" Smith died on July 16, 1966 at Lynchburg, Virginia, at age 81.3

Census Records

1900Dwelling 128, District 85, Ward 2, Lynchburg, Virginia1
1910Dwelling 197, District 89, Ward 3, Lynchburg, Virginia2
1920Dwelling 89, District 10, Ward 2, Lynchburg, Virginia4
1930Dwelling 109, District 19, Lynchburg, Virginia5
1940Dwelling 121, District 111-17, Lynchburg, Virginia6

Occupation

1910Cigarette factory molder2
1920Machine company core maker4
1930Plumber5
1940Plumber6

Family

Grace Terrell Hughes b. December 25, 1885, d. December 11, 1957
Marriage*Jonathan Thomas "John" Smith married Grace Terrell Hughes circa 1903.2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  8. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Bertha Annie Boyd

F, b. September 11, 1919, d. July 25, 1984
     Bertha Annie Boyd was buried at Harris Cemetery, north side of Rt. 758, 5.8 miles east of Rt. 221, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Her Social Security Number was 223-30-3743.2 She was born on September 11, 1919.1,2 She married Elder Luther Mason Bolt in 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 As of 1939,her married name was Bolt. Bertha Annie Boyd died on July 25, 1984 at age 64.1

Family

Elder Luther Mason Bolt b. January 29, 1908, d. July 5, 2009
Marriage*She married Elder Luther Mason Bolt in 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,4 
Child
  • Leslie Pauline Bolt4,5

Citations

  1. [S295] Phyllis Goad Phillips & Genevieve Cochran Starkey, Cemeteries - Floyd County VA., Burks Fork District, Volume II.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Luther Mason Bolt obituary in the Jul 7, 2009 edition.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Jack Wayne Thompson1,2

M, b. circa 1926, d. July 9, 2017
     Jack Wayne Thompson was born circa 1926 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He married Bonnie Myra Radford, daughter of Wilton Radford and Nannie James, on June 21, 1947 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Jack Wayne Thompson died on July 9, 2017 at Virginia.2

Occupation

1947Farmer1

Family

Bonnie Myra Radford
Marriage*Jack Wayne Thompson married Bonnie Myra Radford, daughter of Wilton Radford and Nannie James, on June 21, 1947 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Child
  • Brenda Gale Thompson3,2

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jack Wayne Thompson obituary in the Jul 11, 2017 edition.
  3. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Coleman Philter Borders1

M, b. June 13, 1917, d. April 24, 1995
     His Social Security Number was 700-12-7445.2 Coleman Philter Borders married Margaret Harriet Saunders. Coleman Philter Borders was born on June 13, 1917 at Kentucky.2 He died on April 24, 1995 at age 77.2

Family

Margaret Harriet Saunders
Marriage*He married Margaret Harriet Saunders
Child
  • Anne Coleman Borders1

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.