Rhoda E. Gray1,2,3

F, b. circa May, 1844, d. August 19, 1889
FatherJames Hampton Gray1,4,2 b. October 15, 1808, d. August 21, 1870
MotherRhoda Ella Wilson1,4,2 b. 1809, d. March, 1872
     Rhoda E. Gray was buried at Gray, Poff, and Kropff Family Cemetery, Rt. 221, across from Simpson's Store, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.5 She was born circa May, 1844 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,1 She married Mark Henry Custer on November 23, 1863 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 As of November 23, 1863,her married name was Custer. Rhoda E. Gray died on August 19, 1889 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Died of consumption.6

Census Records

1850Dwelling 78, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1860Dwelling 572, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1870Dwelling 140, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia7
1880Dwelling 458, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Family

Mark Henry Custer b. July 30, 1843, d. November 4, 1931
Marriage*Rhoda E. Gray married Mark Henry Custer on November 23, 1863 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 
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. [S2045] Bee, The, From Mark Henry Custer obituary in the Nov 16, 1931 edition.
  4. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S2047] Dixon-Mitchell /Dallas-Caughron Family Tree (AL-NC-TN-VA), online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/684143/person/-1365863489
  6. [S21] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1883-1896.
  7. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  10. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  11. [S2045] Bee, The, From Byron Homer Custer obituary in the Apr 5, 1926 edition.
  12. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.

Miriam Gray1

F, b. circa 1849, d. March, 1859
FatherJames Hampton Gray1 b. October 15, 1808, d. August 21, 1870
MotherRhoda Ella Wilson1 b. 1809, d. March, 1872
     Miriam Gray was born circa 1849 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She died in March, 1859 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Died of billious fever.2

Census Records

1850Dwelling 78, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm

Asa Gray1

M, b. December 18, 1853
FatherJames Hampton Gray1 b. October 15, 1808, d. August 21, 1870
MotherRhoda Ella Wilson1 b. 1809, d. March, 1872
     Asa Gray was born on December 18, 1853 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He Not enumerated with his family in the 1860 Census on July 3, 1860.2

Citations

  1. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  2. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.

Rebecca Otey1,2,3

F, b. circa 1836, d. July 8, 1858
FatherSamuel Otey1,3 b. circa 1799, d. before June 29, 1860
MotherJane Elliott1,3 d. before November 28, 1850
     Rebecca Otey was born circa 1836 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,3 She married Osburn Wilson Gray, son of James Hampton Gray and Rhoda Ella Wilson, on September 6, 1855 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 As of September 6, 1855,her married name was Gray. Rebecca Otey died on July 8, 1858 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Died of consumption.4,3

Census Records

1850Dwelling 1066, District 41, Montgomery Co., Virginia2

Family

Osburn Wilson Gray b. December, 1833, d. June 12, 1902
Marriage*Rebecca Otey married Osburn Wilson Gray, son of James Hampton Gray and Rhoda Ella Wilson, on September 6, 1855 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S48] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 1, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S2414] Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708697
  4. [S96] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1853-1882.
  5. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S21] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1883-1896.

Jane Elliott1,2

F, d. before November 28, 1850
     Jane Elliott married Samuel Otey on May 2, 1823 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 As of May 2, 1823,her married name was Otey. Jane Elliott died before November 28, 1850.

Family

Samuel Otey b. circa 1799, d. before June 29, 1860
Marriage*She married Samuel Otey on May 2, 1823 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  2. [S437] Jordan R. Dodd, Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.
  3. [S48] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register 1, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S2414] Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1917, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708697

Eliza Jane Gray1,2,3

F, b. June 6, 1856, d. September 8, 1893
FatherOsburn Wilson Gray1,4 b. December, 1833, d. June 12, 1902
MotherRebecca Otey1,4 b. circa 1836, d. July 8, 1858
     Eliza Jane Gray was born on June 6, 1856 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She married Joseph H. Wilson, son of John Randolph Wilson and Ann Gray, on July 28, 1872 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of July 28, 1872,her married name was Wilson. Eliza Jane Gray married Peter Livesay Cannaday, son of Andrew Bailey Cannaday and Mary G. "Polly" Huff, on September 6, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 As of September 6, 1877,her married name was Cannaday. Eliza Jane Gray died on September 8, 1893 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 37; Died of heart disease.5,4

Census Records

1860Dwelling 572, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1870Dwelling 162, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her uncle James Matthew Gray3
1880Dwelling 258, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Family 1

Joseph H. Wilson b. circa 1848, d. August 31, 1874
Marriage*Eliza Jane Gray married Joseph H. Wilson, son of John Randolph Wilson and Ann Gray, on July 28, 1872 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Child

Family 2

Peter Livesay Cannaday b. August 14, 1856, d. February 28, 1943
Marriage*Eliza Jane Gray married Peter Livesay Cannaday, son of Andrew Bailey Cannaday and Mary G. "Polly" Huff, on September 6, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S58] Frieda Clark Cannaday, The Cannaday Family of Virginia and West Virginia.
  3. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S21] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1883-1896.
  5. [S1000] TOTALFAM (Thurman Family), online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=totalfam&id=I32728
  6. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S96] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1853-1882.
  10. [S549] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1873-1879.
  11. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  12. [S567] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1880-1884.

Lucia E. Gray1

F, b. January 8, 1858, d. May, 1858
FatherOsburn Wilson Gray1 b. December, 1833, d. June 12, 1902
MotherRebecca Otey1 b. circa 1836, d. July 8, 1858
     Lucia E. Gray was born on January 8, 1858 at Floyd Co., Virginia. She died in May, 1858 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Died of consumption.1

Citations

  1. [S96] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1853-1882.

Peter Livesay Cannaday1,2,3

M, b. August 14, 1856, d. February 28, 1943
FatherAndrew Bailey Cannaday2,1,4,5,6 b. December 18, 1822, d. May 19, 1912
MotherMary G. "Polly" Huff2,1,4,5,6 b. October 14, 1823, d. October 16, 1888
     Peter Livesay Cannaday was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.7 He was born on August 14, 1856 at Franklin Co., Virginia.2,7,1,4 He married Eliza Jane Gray, daughter of Osburn Wilson Gray and Rebecca Otey, on September 6, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 Peter Livesay Cannaday married Nannie E. Woolwine on January 16, 1896 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Peter Livesay Cannaday died on February 28, 1943 at age 86.2,7

Census Records

1860Dwelling 114, South Western District, Franklin Co., Virginia5
1880Dwelling 258, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., VirginiaPeter and his family were enumerated in the household of his father Andrew6
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 2, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1910Dwelling 25, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1920Dwelling 302, District 115, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia11
1930Dwelling 183, District 11, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia12
1940Dwelling 275, District 61-15, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia13

Occupation

1880Farmer6
1900Farmer9
1910Farmer10

Family 1

Eliza Jane Gray b. June 6, 1856, d. September 8, 1893
Marriage*Peter Livesay Cannaday married Eliza Jane Gray, daughter of Osburn Wilson Gray and Rebecca Otey, on September 6, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Family 2

Nannie E. Woolwine b. August 14, 1867, d. July 17, 1927
Marriage*Peter Livesay Cannaday married Nannie E. Woolwine on January 16, 1896 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S58] Frieda Clark Cannaday, The Cannaday Family of Virginia and West Virginia.
  3. [S1000] TOTALFAM (Thurman Family), online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=totalfam&id=I32728
  4. [S3258] 793 18th Street, San Bernadino, CA Earl C. and May (Miller) Frost, DeJarnette and allied families in America (1699-1954).
  5. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  15. [S567] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1880-1884.
  16. [S21] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia Death Records, 1883-1896.

Peter Wilson1,2

M, b. 1776
     Peter Wilson was born in 1776 at Loudoun Co., Virginia. He married Rhoda "Chloe" Hathaway, daughter of Leonard Hathaway and Susannah Unknown, on February 2, 1795 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2

Census Records

1810Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia1

Family

Rhoda "Chloe" Hathaway b. circa 1774, d. before 1840
Marriage*Peter Wilson married Rhoda "Chloe" Hathaway, daughter of Leonard Hathaway and Susannah Unknown, on February 2, 1795 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S406] National Archives and Records Administration, 1810 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S696] Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Virginia, Virginia Marriages to 1800.
  3. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  6. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  7. [S61] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register A, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  8. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.

Lelia Beatrice Cannaday1,2,3,4

F, b. March 10, 1881, d. November 2, 1976
FatherPeter Livesay Cannaday1,2,3 b. August 14, 1856, d. February 28, 1943
MotherEliza Jane Gray1,3,2,5 b. June 6, 1856, d. September 8, 1893
     Lelia Beatrice Cannaday was buried at Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.4 Her Social Security Number was 512-48-0967.6 She married David Moore.1,2 Lelia Beatrice Cannaday married John A. Rhodes.1,2,7 Her married name was Rhodes.2 Her married name was Moore. Lelia Beatrice Cannaday was born on March 10, 1881 at Floyd Co., Virginia; The SSDI has a birth date of Mar 10, 1882.1,3,2,5,6,4 She married Robert Melvin Thurman, son of Robert C. Meriwether Thurman and Marie Josephine Strickler, on December 2, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 As of December 2, 1897,her married name was Thurman. Lelia Beatrice Cannaday died on November 2, 1976 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, at age 95.2,4,7 She Lelia Thurman (Mrs. John A.) Rhodes, 95, of 1605 May, died Tuesday. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Old Mission Mortuary. Survivors: sons, Ivan M. Thurman of Jefferson, Tex., W.E. Thurman of Waverly, Kan., Thomas B. Thurman of Wichita; daughters, Mrs. Frank Robbins of Udall, Kan., Mrs. Clint Davis of Mineral Wells, Tex; 25 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren and 14 great great-grandchildren. on November 3, 1976.7

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 96, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1910Dwelling 77, District 73, Ward 1, Anthony, Harper Co., Kansas10
1920Dwelling ?, District 76, Anthony, Harper Co., Kansas11
1930Dwelling 483, District 47, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas12
1940Dwelling 284, District 107-8, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas13

Family 1

John A. Rhodes b. March 4, 1875, d. June 11, 1968
Marriage*Lelia Beatrice Cannaday married John A. Rhodes.1,2,7 

Family 2

David Moore
Marriage*Lelia Beatrice Cannaday married David Moore.1,2 

Family 3

Robert Melvin Thurman b. May 1, 1870, d. May 7, 1936
Marriage*Lelia Beatrice Cannaday married Robert Melvin Thurman, son of Robert C. Meriwether Thurman and Marie Josephine Strickler, on December 2, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S58] Frieda Clark Cannaday, The Cannaday Family of Virginia and West Virginia.
  2. [S1000] TOTALFAM (Thurman Family), online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=totalfam&id=I32728
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S3252] Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Sedgwick Co., KS, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S567] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1880-1884.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S1835] Wichita Eagle, The, From the Lelia Thurman Rhodes obituary in the Nov 3, 1976 edition.
  8. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Thomas Andrew Cannaday1

M, b. February 9, 1879, d. February 18, 1920
FatherPeter Livesay Cannaday1,2 b. August 14, 1856, d. February 28, 1943
MotherEliza Jane Gray1,2 b. June 6, 1856, d. September 8, 1893
     Thomas Andrew Cannaday was buried at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas. He Veteran of the Spanish American War, he used the last name Kennedy. Never married.1 He was born on February 9, 1879 at Virginia.1,2 He died on February 18, 1920 at age 41.1

Census Records

1880Dwelling 258, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Citations

  1. [S58] Frieda Clark Cannaday, The Cannaday Family of Virginia and West Virginia.
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.

Vivian Pauline Cannaday1,2,3

F, b. May 22, 1883, d. July 14, 1981
FatherPeter Livesay Cannaday3,1,4,5 b. August 14, 1856, d. February 28, 1943
MotherEliza Jane Gray3,1,4 b. June 6, 1856, d. September 8, 1893
     Her Social Security Number was 223-62-9886.6 Vivian Pauline Cannaday was buried at Mountain View Memorial Park (also known as Mountain View Burial Park), 5970 Grassy Hill Road, Boones Mill, Franklin Co., Virginia.7 She was born on May 22, 1883 at Floyd Co., Virginia; The Floyd Co. Birth Index has a birth date of May 26, 1883.3,6,7,8,4 She married Charles Cassell "Charlie" Ingram on December 24, 1903 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 As of December 24, 1903,her married name was Ingram. Vivian Pauline Cannaday died on July 14, 1981 at age 98.3

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1900Dwelling 2, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 199, District 40, Long Branch, Franklin Co., Virginia8
1920Dwelling 85, District 55, Long Branch, Franklin Co., Virginia10
1930Dwelling 73, District 5, Brown Hill, Franklin Co., Virginia11
1940Dwelling 152, District 34-15, Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., Virginia12

Family

Charles Cassell "Charlie" Ingram b. April 22, 1883, d. July 6, 1943
Marriage*Vivian Pauline Cannaday married Charles Cassell "Charlie" Ingram on December 24, 1903 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Hunter Brown Ingram, Sr., obituary in the Oct 11, 1999 edition.
  3. [S58] Frieda Clark Cannaday, The Cannaday Family of Virginia and West Virginia.
  4. [S567] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1880-1884.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S294] Franklin County Historical Society, Franklin County, VA Cemeteries.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Katie Poindexter obituary in the Feb 16, 1995 edition.

Maude Ella Cannaday1,2

F, b. September 25, 1888, d. July, 1957
FatherPeter Livesay Cannaday2,1,3 b. August 14, 1856, d. February 28, 1943
MotherEliza Jane Gray2,1 b. June 6, 1856, d. September 8, 1893
     Maude Ella Cannaday was born on September 25, 1888 at Virginia.2,4 She married George Arval Ingram on May 3, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 As of May 3, 1906,her married name was Ingram. Maude Ella Cannaday died in July, 1957 at age 68.2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 2, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 7, District 34, Brown Hill, Franklin Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 69, District 49, Brown Hill, Franklin Co., Virginia5
1930Dwelling 131, District 5, Brown Hill, Franklin Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 304, District 34-6, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia7

Family

George Arval Ingram b. December 26, 1881, d. August, 1968
Marriage*Maude Ella Cannaday married George Arval Ingram on May 3, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S58] Frieda Clark Cannaday, The Cannaday Family of Virginia and West Virginia.
  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. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Wilton James Cannaday1,2,3

M, b. September 5, 1893, d. February 22, 1935
FatherPeter Livesay Cannaday1,4 b. August 14, 1856, d. February 28, 1943
MotherEliza Jane Gray1 b. June 6, 1856, d. September 8, 1893
     Wilton James Cannaday was buried at Sunset Cemetery, North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.5 He was born on September 5, 1893 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 He married Myrtle E. Hylton circa 1919.1,6,7 Wilton James Cannaday died on February 22, 1935 at age 41.1,5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 2, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 385, District 22, Roanoke, Virginia2
1930Dwelling 85, District 4, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Occupation

1920Railroad shop lineman2
1930Electric train worker7

Family

Myrtle E. Hylton b. March 25, 1895, d. April 20, 1947
Marriage*Wilton James Cannaday married Myrtle E. Hylton circa 1919.1,6,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S58] Frieda Clark Cannaday, The Cannaday Family of Virginia and West Virginia.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S65] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Montgomery County Virginia Cemetery Reading of Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.
  6. [S3318] Topeco Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  9. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Robert Melvin Thurman1

M, b. May 1, 1870, d. May 7, 1936
FatherRobert C. Meriwether Thurman2,3,4 b. November 8, 1844, d. January 15, 1893
MotherMarie Josephine Strickler3,2,4 b. September 18, 1853, d. January 1, 1932
     Robert Melvin Thurman was buried at Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.1 He was born on May 1, 1870 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 He married Lelia Beatrice Cannaday, daughter of Peter Livesay Cannaday and Eliza Jane Gray, on December 2, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 Robert Melvin Thurman died on May 7, 1936 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, at age 66.2,1

Census Records

1880Dwelling 67, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1900Dwelling 96, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 77, District 73, Ward 1, Anthony, Harper Co., Kansas7
1930Dwelling ?, District 76, Anthony, Harper Co., Kansas8
1930Dwelling 483, District 47, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas9

Occupation

1910Farmer7
1920Teamster8
1930House carpenter9

Family

Lelia Beatrice Cannaday b. March 10, 1881, d. November 2, 1976
Marriage*Robert Melvin Thurman married Lelia Beatrice Cannaday, daughter of Peter Livesay Cannaday and Eliza Jane Gray, on December 2, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S3252] Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Sedgwick Co., KS, online http://www.findagrave.com
  2. [S1000] TOTALFAM (Thurman Family), online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=totalfam&id=I32728
  3. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 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.
  10. [S58] Frieda Clark Cannaday, The Cannaday Family of Virginia and West Virginia.

Marie Josephine Strickler1

F, b. September 18, 1853, d. January 1, 1932
FatherSamuel Strickler2 b. September 17, 1820, d. August 21, 1907
MotherNancy Ann Helms2 b. March 25, 1826, d. September 15, 1894
     Marie Josephine Strickler was buried at Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.3 She was born on September 18, 1853 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4 She married Robert C. Meriwether Thurman, son of David Saunder Thurman and Ann Amelia Livesay, on June 27, 1869 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 As of June 27, 1869,her married name was Thurman. As of May 5, 1898,her married name was Martin.4 Marie Josephine Strickler married Andrew J. Martin on May 5, 1898 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4 Marie Josephine Strickler died on January 1, 1932 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, at age 78.1

Census Records

1880Dwelling 67, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 77, District 73, Ward 1, Anthony, Harper Co., KansasEnumerated in the household of her son Robert7
1920Dwelling ?, District 76, Anthony, Harper Co., KansasEnumerated in the household of her son Robert8
1930Dwelling 483, District 47, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KansasEnumerated in the household of her son Robert9

Family 1

Robert C. Meriwether Thurman b. November 8, 1844, d. January 15, 1893
Marriage*Marie Josephine Strickler married Robert C. Meriwether Thurman, son of David Saunder Thurman and Ann Amelia Livesay, on June 27, 1869 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Child

Family 2

Andrew J. Martin b. circa 1858
Marriage*Marie Josephine Strickler married Andrew J. Martin on May 5, 1898 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4 

Citations

  1. [S1000] TOTALFAM (Thurman Family), online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=totalfam&id=I32728
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S3252] Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Sedgwick Co., KS, online http://www.findagrave.com
  4. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S58] Frieda Clark Cannaday, The Cannaday Family of Virginia and West Virginia.
  9. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.

Robert C. Meriwether Thurman1,2,3

M, b. November 8, 1844, d. January 15, 1893
FatherDavid Saunder Thurman4,2,5,6 b. May 4, 1809, d. February 22, 1884
MotherAnn Amelia Livesay4,2,5,6 b. October 28, 1818, d. August 20, 1901
     Robert C. Meriwether Thurman was buried at Pine Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Rt. 682, 0.6 miles north of Rt. 221, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7 He was born on November 8, 1844 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,7,3 He married Marie Josephine Strickler, daughter of Samuel Strickler and Nancy Ann Helms, on June 27, 1869 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 Robert C. Meriwether Thurman died on January 15, 1893 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 48.1,7,3

Census Records

1850Dwelling 484, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1860Dwelling 114, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1880Dwelling 67, District 29, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1880Farmer8

Family

Marie Josephine Strickler b. September 18, 1853, d. January 1, 1932
Marriage*Robert C. Meriwether Thurman married Marie Josephine Strickler, daughter of Samuel Strickler and Nancy Ann Helms, on June 27, 1869 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S291] Kendra Arthur, J. D. Howery, Donna J. Robertson, and family records Barb Reininger with additional annotation Arthur Unknown, Pine Creek Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S1000] TOTALFAM (Thurman Family), online http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=totalfam&id=I32728
  4. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  5. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  8. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

James Henry Gray1,2

M, b. March 23, 1862, d. April 30, 1933
FatherOsburn Wilson Gray3,4,1 b. December, 1833, d. June 12, 1902
MotherLucy Ann Pendleton/Custer3,5,1 b. circa 1838
     James Henry Gray was buried at Carden Cemetery, Zela, Nicholas Co., West Virginia.1 He was born on March 23, 1862 at Graysville, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,6 He married Hettie Roxilla Knox on December 5, 1886 at Nicholas Co., West Virginia.2 James Henry Gray married Elizabeth Matilda Taylor on October 27, 1928 at Summersville, Nicholas Co., West Virginia.7 James Henry Gray died on April 30, 1933 at Summersville, Nicholas Co., West Virginia, at age 71.1

Census Records

1870Dwelling 138, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia4
1880Dwelling 458, District 30, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of his uncle Mark Custer8
1900Dwelling 17, District 102, Grant, Nicholas Co., West Virginia6
1910Dwelling 119, District 108, Grant, Nicholas Co., West Virginia9
1920Dwelling 44, District 105, Grant, Nicholas Co., West Virginia10
1930Dwelling 42, District 13, Summersville, Nicholas Co., West Virginia11

Occupation

1900Farmer6
1910Farmer9
1920Farmer10
1930Carpenter11

Family 1

Hettie Roxilla Knox b. September 2, 1868, d. March 11, 1928
Marriage*James Henry Gray married Hettie Roxilla Knox on December 5, 1886 at Nicholas Co., West Virginia.2 
Children

Family 2

Elizabeth Matilda Taylor b. April 8, 1867, d. March 7, 1955
Marriage*James Henry Gray married Elizabeth Matilda Taylor on October 27, 1928 at Summersville, Nicholas Co., West Virginia.7 

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the James Henry Gray death certificate.
  2. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Gray-Knox mariage record.
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Gray-Brown marriage record.
  8. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Butcher-Gray marriage record.
  13. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Minta Medora Gray death certificate.
  14. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Earl R. Gray death certificate.
  15. [S2878] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Births Index, 1853-1969.
  16. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Gladys Myra Gray obituary in the Jan 14, 1960 edition.
  17. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the James Rufus Gray death certificate.

Joseph Thornton Jett1,2

M, b. December 12, 1835, d. April 17, 1898
     Joseph Thornton Jett was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 He was born on December 12, 1835 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,2,3 He married Eliza A. Gray, daughter of James Hampton Gray and Rhoda Ella Wilson, on June 6, 1856 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 Joseph Thornton Jett married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Pendleton on August 26, 1880 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 Joseph Thornton Jett died on April 17, 1898 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 62.3

Census Records

1860Dwelling 444, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1870Dwelling 460, Jacksonville, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1880Dwelling 23, District 28, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Jacksonville, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Occupation

1860Merchant5
1870Retail merchant6
1880Merchant4

Family 1

Eliza A. Gray b. March 30, 1836, d. May 28, 1878
Marriage*Joseph Thornton Jett married Eliza A. Gray, daughter of James Hampton Gray and Rhoda Ella Wilson, on June 6, 1856 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Family 2

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Pendleton b. March 30, 1853, d. April 4, 1889
Marriage*Joseph Thornton Jett married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Pendleton on August 26, 1880 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 

Citations

  1. [S22] FamilySearch Internet Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Rhoda "Chloe" Hathaway1

F, b. circa 1774, d. before 1840
FatherLeonard Hathaway
MotherSusannah Unknown
     Rhoda "Chloe" Hathaway was born circa 1774 at Loudoun Co., Virginia. She married Peter Wilson on February 2, 1795 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 As of February 2, 1795,her married name was Wilson. Rhoda "Chloe" Hathaway died before 1840.

Family

Peter Wilson b. 1776
Marriage*She married Peter Wilson on February 2, 1795 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S696] Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Virginia, Virginia Marriages to 1800.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  4. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  5. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.

Nancy Ellen "Nannie" Lester1,2

F, b. 1841, d. November 20, 1903
FatherAbner Lester2,1 b. September 18, 1818, d. May 27, 1862
MotherMary Ann Helms1,2 b. February 17, 1820, d. October 7, 1861
     Nancy Ellen "Nannie" Lester was born in 1841 at Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 She married James Matthew Gray, son of James Hampton Gray and Rhoda Ella Wilson, on September 25, 1870 at Floyd Co., Virginia. As of September 25, 1870,her married name was Gray. Nancy Ellen "Nannie" Lester died on November 20, 1903 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 491, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

James Matthew Gray b. May 1, 1840, d. September 24, 1889
Marriage*Nancy Ellen "Nannie" Lester married James Matthew Gray, son of James Hampton Gray and Rhoda Ella Wilson, on September 25, 1870 at Floyd Co., Virginia. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1016] Essie Fae Lester and Jim Lester (e-mail address), "Lester Family History."
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S54] Marguerite Tise, The Lester Family of Floyd and Montgomery Co., VA.
  4. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  7. [S549] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1873-1879.
  8. [S4035] Stephen Rigg's Tree of Many Branches, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/5267890/person/-1477894885

Benjamin Alphonzo Prentice "Byron" Gray Sr.1,2

M, b. February 1, 1872, d. 1949
FatherJames Matthew Gray2,1 b. May 1, 1840, d. September 24, 1889
MotherNancy Ellen "Nannie" Lester1,2 b. 1841, d. November 20, 1903
     Benjamin Alphonzo Prentice "Byron" Gray Sr. was buried at Williams Cemetery, on hillside at intersection of Rt. 860 & Rt. 680, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 He was born on February 1, 1872 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He married Hattie Hulda Williams, daughter of William T. Williams and Albina R. Young, on July 9, 1903 at Floyd Co., Virginia. Benjamin Alphonzo Prentice "Byron" Gray Sr. died in 1949.3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 491, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 8, District 45, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 240, District 22, Jefferson Ward 2, Roanoke, Virginia6
1930Dwelling 340, District 3, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 20, District 32-10, Indian Valley, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1910Sign writer5
1920Sign painter6
1930Sign writer7

Family

Hattie Hulda Williams b. April 28, 1877, d. April 9, 1957
Marriage*Benjamin Alphonzo Prentice "Byron" Gray Sr. married Hattie Hulda Williams, daughter of William T. Williams and Albina R. Young, on July 9, 1903 at Floyd Co., Virginia. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S202] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Williams Cemetery.
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm

Hattie Hulda Williams1

F, b. April 28, 1877, d. April 9, 1957
FatherWilliam T. Williams1 b. 1847, d. 1938
MotherAlbina R. Young1 b. March 27, 1846, d. August 27, 1927
     Hattie Hulda Williams was buried at Williams Cemetery, on hillside at intersection of Rt. 860 & Rt. 680, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on April 28, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She married Benjamin Alphonzo Prentice "Byron" Gray Sr., son of James Matthew Gray and Nancy Ellen "Nannie" Lester, on July 9, 1903 at Floyd Co., Virginia. As of July 9, 1903,her married name was Gray. Hattie Hulda Williams died on April 9, 1957 at age 79.3

Census Records

1910Dwelling 8, District 45, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 240, District 22, Jefferson Ward 2, Roanoke, Virginia5
1930Dwelling 340, District 3, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia6
1940Dwelling 20, District 32-10, Indian Valley, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Family

Benjamin Alphonzo Prentice "Byron" Gray Sr. b. February 1, 1872, d. 1949
Marriage*Hattie Hulda Williams married Benjamin Alphonzo Prentice "Byron" Gray Sr., son of James Matthew Gray and Nancy Ellen "Nannie" Lester, on July 9, 1903 at Floyd Co., Virginia. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S202] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, Williams Cemetery.
  3. [S54] Marguerite Tise, The Lester Family of Floyd and Montgomery Co., VA.
  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. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm

Horatio Bunyan Everett "Horace" Gray1,2,3

M, b. February 24, 1874, d. December 2, 1963
FatherJames Matthew Gray2,1 b. May 1, 1840, d. September 24, 1889
MotherNancy Ellen "Nannie" Lester2,1 b. 1841, d. November 20, 1903
     Horatio Bunyan Everett "Horace" Gray was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.4 He was born on February 24, 1874 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 He married Gay Evelyn Williams, daughter of William T. Williams and Albina R. Young, on July 13, 1900 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 Horatio Bunyan Everett "Horace" Gray died on December 2, 1963 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 89.4

Census Records

1880Dwelling 491, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 364, District 22, Jefferson Ward 2, Roanoke, Virginia6
1930Dwelling 72, District 25, Roanoke, Virginia7
1940Dwelling 235, District 81-27, South Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1920Railroad shop car repairman6
1930Carpenter7
1940Carpenter8

Family

Gay Evelyn Williams b. circa 1881, d. July 3, 1959
Marriage*Horatio Bunyan Everett "Horace" Gray married Gay Evelyn Williams, daughter of William T. Williams and Albina R. Young, on July 13, 1900 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S54] Marguerite Tise, The Lester Family of Floyd and Montgomery Co., VA.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 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.

Florence Odessa R. Gray1,2,3,4

F, b. March 23, 1877
FatherJames Matthew Gray1,2 b. May 1, 1840, d. September 24, 1889
MotherNancy Ellen "Nannie" Lester1,2 b. 1841, d. November 20, 1903
     Florence Odessa R. Gray was born on March 23, 1877 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of January 5, 1904,her married name was Sisson.3 She married William Morris Sisson, son of David Sloan Sisson and Sarah Magdalene Coon, on January 5, 1904 at Roanoke, Virginia.3

Census Records

1880Dwelling 491, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 10, District 78, Lynchburg, Virginia5
1920Dwelling 192, District 2, Ward 1, Lynchburg, Virginia4

Occupation

1910Private family housekeeper5

Family

William Morris Sisson b. October 20, 1874, d. November 24, 1956
Marriage*Florence Odessa R. Gray married William Morris Sisson, son of David Sloan Sisson and Sarah Magdalene Coon, on January 5, 1904 at Roanoke, Virginia.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S549] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1873-1879.
  2. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S4035] Stephen Rigg's Tree of Many Branches, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/5267890/person/-1477894885
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.

Elzora A. Gray1

F, b. October, 1879, d. May 14, 1897
FatherJames Matthew Gray1 b. May 1, 1840, d. September 24, 1889
MotherNancy Ellen "Nannie" Lester1 b. 1841, d. November 20, 1903
     Elzora A. Gray was born in October, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She died on May 14, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 17.

Census Records

1880Dwelling 491, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.

James Maynard Abner Howard Gray1,2,3

M, b. December 2, 1881, d. September 24, 1910
FatherJames Matthew Gray1 b. May 1, 1840, d. September 24, 1889
MotherNancy Ellen "Nannie" Lester1 b. 1841, d. November 20, 1903
     James Maynard Abner Howard Gray was buried at Gray, Poff, and Kropff Family Cemetery, Rt. 221, across from Simpson's Store, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 He was born on December 2, 1881 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,1 He married Margaret Alice Elizabeth Arlington "Arlie" Rumburg, daughter of John Kurtis Rumburg and Margaret E. "Maggie" Graham, on June 28, 1905 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 James Maynard Abner Howard Gray died on September 24, 1910 at Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio, at age 28.4,3

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5

Family

Margaret Alice Elizabeth Arlington "Arlie" Rumburg b. November 17, 1888, d. April 22, 1930
Marriage*James Maynard Abner Howard Gray married Margaret Alice Elizabeth Arlington "Arlie" Rumburg, daughter of John Kurtis Rumburg and Margaret E. "Maggie" Graham, on June 28, 1905 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S3] Mary Conner Williams, "Conner Family Researcher Mary Conner Williams," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  3. [S857] Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2018.
  4. [S171] Charles Gray with additions by David Shank in Mar 2004, Gray, Poff, and Kropff Family Cemetery Transcription.
  5. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.

Sarah Elizabeth Walton1,2

F, b. April 11, 1840, d. January 2, 1902
FatherDoctor Lee M. Walton1 b. December 13, 1810, d. April 27, 1885
MotherSerena Louvina Law1
     Sarah Elizabeth Walton was buried at Unnamed Cemetery, off Rt. 615 on Gold Rush Road (Rt. 726), Montgomery Co., Virginia.3 She Mrs. Joseph M. Gray died at her home near Pilot, on last Saturday morning, 18. Mrs. Gray was twice married, her first husband, Capt. Jackson Moore, a confederate soldier, died some 30 years ago. By her first husband she had 4 children; 3 daughters and one son, the Hon. Thos. L. Moore, who has recently been appointed and confirmed United States District Attorney for the Western District of Virginia. Mrs. Gray's 3 eldest daughters are all married; Mrs. Chas. Stewart and Mrs. Whit Stuart and Mrs. Geo. F. Weaver, besides these, she has 5 other sons and two daughters surviving. Mrs. Basham and Miss Geneva Gray, Mr. Howard Gray, of Pilot, Hampton Gray, assistant Postmaster at Christiansburg, Oscar Gary, of New York State, and two younger sons. Mrs. Gray was a lovely character, to know her was to love her. Mr. Gray and his children have the heartfely sympathy of the entire community in their truly sad bereavement.4 She was born on April 11, 1840 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 She married Jackson Moore on November 1, 1859 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of November 1, 1859,her married name was Moore. Sarah Elizabeth Walton married Joseph Montgomery Gray, son of James Hampton Gray and Rhoda Ella Wilson, on June 11, 1868 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of June 11, 1868,her married name was Gray. Sarah Elizabeth Walton died on January 2, 1902 at Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 61.3

Census Records

1870Dwelling 226, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia5
1880Dwelling 100, District 50, Montgomery Co., Virginia6
1900Dwelling 197, District 69, Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia7

Family 1

Jackson Moore b. May 22, 1836, d. May 8, 1866
Marriage*Sarah Elizabeth Walton married Jackson Moore on November 1, 1859 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 

Family 2

Joseph Montgomery Gray b. May 16, 1842, d. April 22, 1909
Marriage*Sarah Elizabeth Walton married Joseph Montgomery Gray, son of James Hampton Gray and Rhoda Ella Wilson, on June 11, 1868 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  3. [S287] Archie Sr. & Phyllis Sumner, Unnamed Cemetery, Rt. 726, Montgomery Co., VA.
  4. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Mrs. Joseph M. Gray obituary in an unknown edition.
  5. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

James Tazwell Wilson1,2,3,4,5

M, b. 1841, d. 1898
FatherJames Hathaway Wilson3,4 b. 1813, d. 1863
MotherElizabeth "Emily" Smith3,4 b. 1814, d. 1897
     James Tazwell Wilson was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He was born in 1841 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Lyda Adeline Shockey, daughter of Madison Shockey and Rebecca Ann "Annie" Poff, on April 7, 1870 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 James Tazwell Wilson died in 1898.1,2

Census Records

1870Dwelling 384, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1880Dwelling 278, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7

Occupation

1870Farmer5
1880Farmer6

Family

Lyda Adeline Shockey b. March 13, 1850, d. September 29, 1914
Marriage*James Tazwell Wilson married Lyda Adeline Shockey, daughter of Madison Shockey and Rebecca Ann "Annie" Poff, on April 7, 1870 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S1404] Luther N. Byrd (Deceased), "History of the Smith Family, 1750 - 1944."
  5. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  9. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  10. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  12. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.

Mark Henry Custer1,2,3,4

M, b. July 30, 1843, d. November 4, 1931
     Mark Henry Custer was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia; Originally buried in Grays Cemetery in Floyd Co., reinterred in Sherwood Memorial Park.5,4 He was born on July 30, 1843 at Franklin Co., Virginia.1,6,4 He married Rhoda E. Gray, daughter of James Hampton Gray and Rhoda Ella Wilson, on November 23, 1863 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 Mark Henry Custer married Mary Catherine Prillaman, daughter of Jacob Prillaman and Martha Gray, on June 11, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7,3 Mark Henry Custer died on November 4, 1931 at Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 88.3,5,4 He M. H. Custer Laid to Rest In Floyd Co. Venerable Figure Buried With Honors From Salem Church. The Impressive funeral services for Mark Henry Custer, who died at his home, Copper Hill, Wednesday, were conducted from Salem church Friday morning by Elder J. N. Dickerson, assisted by Elders H. V. Cole and S. L. Moran. The obsequies were unusually largely attended by friends and many relatives from a distance and the floral tributes were beautiful. Interment took place in the family cemetery near Check. (The Gray Family Cemetery, he and his first wife we later moved to Sherwood Burial Park) The active pall bearers were Dr. J. L. Harvey, Howard Gray, W. L Reed, Horace Poff, Hoye Mason, Willie Poff, Wayteman Harman and Jim Dewltt. The flower bearers were J. J Poff, W. B. Gray, Chester Angle, James Reed, Kennis Walton, Clinton Corner, George Agnew, John Burwell, Zach Dewitt, Thomas Bell, Arthur Reed, Morgan Poff, John Reed, Dallas Young, D L. Lucas, Charles Reed, Henry Dewitt, Charles Janney, Alvin Poff, Eldridge Bell, Tyler Prlllaman, Willie Ferris, Moyer Bell, Hosea Poff, Russell Reed, M. Poff, Cecil Reed, L. Dewitt and others. Mr Custer was 88 years of age at his death. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Custer, Rocky Mount, Va., Franklin County, and went to Floyd to reside at the age of 9 years with his widowed mother. He served with distinction throughout the war Between the States in the Confederate army, receiving his discharge April 27, 1865. He was a devoted and active member of the Primitive Baptist church for 53 years, being the oldest member of his church, and serving as clerk for a number of years, also a messenger to his association since joining in 1878. During the last few years his ill health forced him to give up his most active duties, and his last illness became serious, about two weeks before his death, during this time he underwent an operation for an intestinal obstruction. Mr. Custer was twice married. His first wife was Miss Rhoda E. Gray. There were six children by this marriage as follows: Mrs Miriam Aldridge, Mrs. C. D. Cox and B. H. Custer, deceased, Danville; Dr. W. P. and J. M. Custer, Piggett, Ark, and Mrs. P. M. Siner. Roanoke. Va. His second wife was Miss Mary C. Prlllaman, who survives, with the following children; Mrs J. A. Trent, Rhoda L. and Carrie M. Custer, Danville, Henry Bryan and Barnard Custer, Roanoke; Clarence, Irvin and Estelle Custer, Copper Hill, Va. Mr. Custer was a devoted husband and father. During his visits to Danville with his son, the late B. H. Custer, attorney, and daughters, many learned to know and love him. on November 16, 1931.3

Census Records

1870Dwelling 140, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia8
1880Dwelling 458, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia9
1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia10
1900Dwelling 42, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1910Dwelling 102, District 53, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1920Dwelling 156, District 102, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2
1930Dwelling 65, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12

Occupation

1870Farmer8
1880Farmer9
1900Farm machinist6
1910Farmer11
1920Farmer2

Family 1

Rhoda E. Gray b. circa May, 1844, d. August 19, 1889
Marriage*Mark Henry Custer married Rhoda E. Gray, daughter of James Hampton Gray and Rhoda Ella Wilson, on November 23, 1863 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 
Children

Family 2

Mary Catherine Prillaman b. January 27, 1867, d. September 19, 1954
Marriage*Mark Henry Custer married Mary Catherine Prillaman, daughter of Jacob Prillaman and Martha Gray, on June 11, 1891 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,7,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S2045] Bee, The, From Mark Henry Custer obituary in the Nov 16, 1931 edition.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S2125] David Shank, "Mary Custer," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Oct 14, 2010.
  6. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S297] Ellen Stanley Rogers & Norris Prillaman Miller, The Prillaman Family, Descendants of Jacob Prillaman.
  8. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S989] Virginia Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Deed Book 50.
  14. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  15. [S2045] Bee, The, From Byron Homer Custer obituary in the Apr 5, 1926 edition.
  16. [S6383] Missouri Death Certificates, 1910 - 1966, online https://s1.sos.mo.gov/Records/Archives/ArchivesMvc/
  17. [S325] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1853-1873.
  18. [S2045] Bee, The, From Rhoda Lavalette Custer obituary in the Apr 30, 1970 edition.
  19. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  20. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  21. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  22. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  23. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698