Martha Ann "Polly" Sowder1,2,3,4

F, b. November 5, 1928, d. May 10, 2003
FatherJames William Alvah Sowder Sr.5,1,6,3,7,4 b. March 28, 1888, d. January 8, 1983
MotherEmma Blanche Mitchell5,1,6,3,7,4 b. November 15, 1899, d. June 1, 1990
     Her Social Security Number was 223-94-8271.8 Martha Ann "Polly" Sowder was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.3 She was born on November 5, 1928 at Roanoke, Virginia.5,8,4 She died on May 10, 2003 at age 74.8,3 She SOWDER, Martha A., (Polly), 74, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday May 10, 2003. She was the daughter of the late James A. Sr. and Emma B. Sowder. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Geneva Sowder Seaman. She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, James A. Jr. and Coretta "Rita" Sowder of Roanoke; sister and brother-in-law, Dolores and Carl Johnson of Douglasville, Ga; brother-in-law, Richard F. Seaman of Roanoke; three nephews and two nieces. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Monday May 12, 2003 in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with Rev. David Kirk officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel 362-1237.
on May 12, 2003.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 377, District 33, Roanoke, Virginia5
1940Dwelling 198, District 81-4C, Big Lick, Roanoke Co., Virginia7

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Emma Mitchell Sowder obituary in the Jun 3, 1990 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Geneva M. Seaman obitaury in the Mar 10, 1995 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Martha A. Sowder obitaury in the May 12, 2003 edition.
  4. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Alvah Sowder obitaury in the Dec 7, 2006 edition.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

James Gary Sowder1,2,3

M, b. July 15, 1952, d. October 18, 1993
FatherJames William Alvah Sowder Jr.1,2 b. January 11, 1927, d. December 6, 2006
MotherCoretta Olivia "Rita" Garraghty1,2
     His Social Security Number was 229-82-8732.4 James Gary Sowder was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.2 He was born on July 15, 1952 at Roanoke, Virginia.4,3 He died on October 18, 1993 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 41.2 He SOWDER, James Gary, 41, of Roanoke, died Monday, October 18, 1993, in a local hospital. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Surviving are his parents, James A. and Coretta G. (Rita) Sowder; sister and brother-in-law, Donna S. and Mick deSimone; two nephews, Matthew and Patrick deSimone, all of Roanoke; a number of aunts, uncles & cousins. Services will be at Oakey's North Chapel, 3 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. M. Dennis Herman and Dr. Harry Y. Gamble will officiate. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at Oakey's North Chapel after noon Tuesday where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. It is suggested that memorials be made to the Harry Y. Gamble Series at Calvary Baptist Church. on October 19, 1993.2

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Alvah Sowder obitaury in the Dec 7, 2006 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the James Gary Sowder obitaury in the Oct 19, 1993 edition.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Matilda Poff1,2,3,4

F, b. June 1, 1845, d. August 17, 1904
FatherJames Isaac Poff2,1,3,4 b. April 30, 1814, d. September 1, 1865
MotherMary Ann "Polly" Gray1,2,4 b. January 27, 1814, d. February 3, 1853
     Matilda Poff was buried at Sumpter Cemetery, off Rt. 8, at the end of Rt. 698, Floyd Co., Virginia.5,4 She was born on June 1, 1845 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,4 She married Joseph Sumpter, son of Richard Sumpter and Catherine "Caty" Sowder, on September 21, 1865 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of September 21, 1865,her married name was Sumpter. Matilda Poff died on August 17, 1904 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 59.5,4

Census Records

1850Dwelling 260, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia1
1860Dwelling 433, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1870Dwelling 118, Jacksonville, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1880Dwelling 347, District 28, Jacksonville, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1890Jacksonville, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1900Dwelling 89, District 13, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Family

Joseph Sumpter b. August 25, 1839, d. December 1, 1931
Marriage*Matilda Poff married Joseph Sumpter, son of Richard Sumpter and Catherine "Caty" Sowder, on September 21, 1865 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S3622] Sumpter Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  5. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm
  6. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 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. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  11. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Jacob Poff Conner1

M, b. circa 1813
FatherWilliam P. Conner Sr.2,1 b. September, 1768, d. September 10, 1853
MotherCatherine "Katy" Poff2,1 b. circa 1793, d. June 12, 1878
     Jacob Poff Conner was buried at Head of the River Cemetery (also known as Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery), Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia; Buried without a headstone. He was born circa 1813 at Montgomery Co., Virginia. He married Addena Mary "Polly" Furrow, daughter of Mathias Furrow and Barbara Weaver, on October 9, 1833 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 Jacob Poff Conner married Levicy Tabitha "Lavica" Wilson, daughter of Joshua Wilson and Sarah Likens, on July 19, 1849 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2 Jacob Poff Conner Deed Between the Sons of William Conner
This deed made the 17th day of Aug. 1854 between Jacob P. Conner and Louisa his wife and Nathan Conner and Eliza his wife. Isaac Conner and Caroline his wife, and Daniel P. Conner and Elizabeth his wife, and Andrew Conner and Matilda his wife heirs and representative of William Conner deceased of the one and first part all of the County of Floyd and State of Virginia and William P. Conner of the county and state aforesaid of the second part witnesses that for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred and seventy five dollars in hand paid to the said Jacob P. Conner and Louisa his wife and Nathan Conner and Eliza his wife and Isaac Conner and Caroline his wife and Daniel P. Conner and Elizabeth his wife and Andrew Conner and Matilda his wife heirs and representatives as aforesaid of William Conner deceased have this day bargain and sell ______released and confirmed and by these presents do bargain and sell _________release and confirm unto the said William P. Conner all there whole sole and entire interest right and title to all the land Estate belonging to them as heirs and representatives of the aforesaid William Conner deceased and do forever warrant and free from us or any of our liens or any persons claiming under us and we Daniel P. Conner and Elizabeth his wife has for and in consideration of the above mentioned consideration also bargained and sold and do forever bargain and sell unto the said William P. Conner and do forever relinquish any claims that they may of had to the aforesaid _____ estate of William Conner deceased previous to his death and do also forever warrant and _____ the same free from us or any of our heirs in witness, whereof the parties hereto subscribed our names and as said seals this date above writing. Signed by all the above named. William H. Boyd and Bird Smith J.P. on August 17, 1854.4

Census Records

1840Floyd Co., Virginia1 male & 1 female 20-29 yo, 1 male 0-4 yo5
1850Dwelling 228, District 15, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1860Dwelling 187, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1870Dwelling 211, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1880Dwelling 197, District 30, Floyd Co., Virginia9

Occupation

1850Farmer6
1860Farmer7
1870Miller8
1880Grist mill worker9

Family 1

Addena Mary "Polly" Furrow b. circa 1812, d. before July 19, 1849
Marriage*Jacob Poff Conner married Addena Mary "Polly" Furrow, daughter of Mathias Furrow and Barbara Weaver, on October 9, 1833 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 
Children

Family 2

Levicy Tabitha "Lavica" Wilson b. 1812, d. April 26, 1909
Marriage*Jacob Poff Conner married Levicy Tabitha "Lavica" Wilson, daughter of Joshua Wilson and Sarah Likens, on July 19, 1849 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S6393] Logan Reed Jennings, "The Poffs of Floyd County, Virginia."
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S411] B. J. Conner, The Conner Family 1736-1997.
  5. [S414] National Archives and Records Administration, 1840 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S109] National Archives and Records Administration, 1880 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  11. [S2720] Roanoke City VA Archives - Fairview Cemetery, online http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/roanokecity/cemeteries/
  12. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Mary Ann Davis1

F, b. circa 1802, d. before 1850
     Mary Ann Davis was born circa 1802 at Virginia. She married Lewis Burwell Overstreet circa 1825 at Bedford Co., Virginia. As of circa 1825,her married name was Overstreet. Mary Ann Davis died before 1850.

Family

Lewis Burwell Overstreet b. 1792, d. 1863
Marriage*She married Lewis Burwell Overstreet circa 1825 at Bedford Co., Virginia. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S770] Rena Worthen, Overstreet in "Floyd Co., Virginia Listserve," listserve message Mar 13, 2005.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Samuel L. Sweeney

M, b. June 4, 1828, d. May 28, 1906
FatherJoel Sweeney/Swinney b. circa February, 1789, d. December 27, 1858
MotherNancy A. Moore b. circa 1804, d. circa 1894
     Samuel L. Sweeney Samuel was a prosperous farmer who was reputed to have owned 1000 acres, partly inherited from his father, in the Little River District of Floyd Co., Virginia. Samuel and Margaret (Thomas) Sweeney lived on a large farm past the Floyd County poorhouse, on route 679. Samuel was a constable in Floyd Co. for over 30 years. He donated an acre of land for Cabbal School. Margaret got sick when her son Peter was small, and was bedfast for several years. Samuel used hired help to run the home. Margaret died when Peter was twelve. Samuel then married Mary Young, and had three more children. Samuel's mother, Nancy (Moore) Sweeney, lived to be ninety and stayed with Samuel in her older days. The small children worried Nancy, so Samuel built her a house near his own. Her grandson, Peter Edmund Sweeney, stayed with her some to keep firewood and do chores for her. He was born on June 4, 1828 at Franklin Co., Virginia. He married Margaret Thomas on February 15, 1855 at Floyd Co., Virginia. Samuel L. Sweeney died on May 28, 1906 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 77.

Family

Margaret Thomas b. February 27, 1837, d. October 18, 1894
Marriage*He married Margaret Thomas on February 15, 1855 at Floyd Co., Virginia. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S599] Sr. Robert Somerville Radford Yates, A History of John Yeardley Yates of Pittsylvania and Patrick Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Addena Mary "Polly" Furrow1

F, b. circa 1812, d. before July 19, 1849
FatherMathias Furrow b. June 18, 1775, d. September 24, 1860
MotherBarbara Weaver
     Addena Mary "Polly" Furrow was born circa 1812 at Montgomery Co., Virginia. She married Jacob Poff Conner, son of William P. Conner Sr. and Catherine "Katy" Poff, on October 9, 1833 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of October 9, 1833,her married name was Conner. Addena Mary "Polly" Furrow died before July 19, 1849 at Floyd Co., Virginia; Her husband remarried on this date.1

Family

Jacob Poff Conner b. circa 1813
Marriage*She married Jacob Poff Conner, son of William P. Conner Sr. and Catherine "Katy" Poff, on October 9, 1833 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S42] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 2, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.

Mathias Furrow1,2,3,4,5

M, b. June 18, 1775, d. September 24, 1860
FatherJohannes "John" Furrer/Furrow b. 1748/49, d. April, 1832
     Mathias Furrow was born on June 18, 1775 at Loudoun Co., Virginia. He married Barbara Weaver on April 7, 1812 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,5 Mathias Furrow left a will on August 11, 1860 at Floyd Co., Virginia; In the name of God Amen. I Mathais Furrow of the County of Floyd & the state of Virginia, being in advanced years and feble body, but of sound natural mind, do make and ordain this my last will and testament as follows to wit: I will that my son Adam Furrow shall have all of my land on which he now lives. By heirs 1st. Adam Furrow paying Flemming Poff & Barbara his wife and his heirs three hundred dollars in cash at my decease. I futher will and desire that my executor pay out of my monies arising from the balance of my estate Twenty dollars to each of my two grandchildren (Nathainel and Haden Conner). Then my will and desire is that Flemming Poff and Barbara his wife and their heirs shall have all the balance of my estate in every respect in addition to the three hundred dollars to be paid to him there by. Adam Furrow as afore mentioned is witness I have ____ to set my hand and sign in the presence of the following witness this 11th day of August 1860. I appoint S R Aldridge my Executor. Mathais X Furrow Mark Witness: S R Aldridge Dr. Lo Watton Samuel S Conner Virginia At a court held for the county of Floyd at the courthouse on the 26th day of Janurary 1861. The court after hearing testimony and of opinion that the paper bearing the date of 11th day of August 1860 and witnessed by S R Aldridge, D L Watton, and Samuel Conner who testified there to is the last true wish and testament of the same Mathais Furrow, Decd'. It is therefore ordered that the same, be recorded. Teste. Wm. B Shelor. Clk.6 He died on September 24, 1860 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 85; Died of fever.

Census Records

1810Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia2
1820Blacksburg, Virginia3
1860Dwelling 455, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of his son Adam4

Family

Barbara Weaver
Marriage*Mathias Furrow married Barbara Weaver on April 7, 1812 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.
  2. [S406] National Archives and Records Administration, 1810 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S409] National Archives and Records Administration, 1820 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S301] National Archives and Records Administration, 1860 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S61] Montgomery Co., Virginia Court House, Register A, Montgomery Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  6. [S352] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book C.
  7. [S352] Virginia County Clerk of Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Will Book C, From the will of Mathias Furrow.

Gladys Marguerite Conner1,2,3,4

F, b. January 7, 1925, d. July 20, 2014
FatherRobert Russell Conner Sr.5,6,2,7,3 b. December 28, 1903, d. October 6, 1988
MotherHildith Juanita "Juanita" Elmore5,6,2,7,3 b. January 21, 1907, d. December 6, 1989
     Gladys Marguerite Conner was buried at Oakwood Memorial Park, 22601 Lassen Street, Chatsworth, Los Angeles Co., California.8 She was born on January 7, 1925 at Roanoke, Virginia.6,4 She married Dr. Allan Blair Schaffer, son of Lt. Col. Dr. Philip Frebush Schaffer and Irma Carlysle Williams, on June 20, 1954 at Roanoke, Virginia.6,2,3 As of June 20, 1954,her married name was Schaffer.3 Gladys Marguerite Conner died on July 20, 2014 at Van Nuys, Los Angeles Co., California, at age 89.8 She Gladys Marguerite Conner Schaffer passed away early Sunday morning, July 20, in Van Nuys, Calif. She was born Jan 7, 1925, in Roanoke to the late Robert Russell and Juanita Elmore Conner. Although she spent the last 59 years in Southern California, she was a Virginian in her heart. Mom loved to share childhood stories about her colorful and numerous relatives in Roanoke and Floyd County. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Dr. Allan Blair Schaffer; sons Scott and his wife Debra, Bret and his wife Charlotte, Rick and his wife Margaret; daughter Lisa and her husband Taft Blokzyl; grandchildren Ciana, Conner, Jade, Ray, Violet, Holly, and Lindsey; sister Jane Hevener and her husband Paul. She was predeceased by her brother Robert "Bobby" Conner. Services will be private and burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, Calif. on July 23, 2014.9

Census Records

1930Dwelling 151, District 30, Roanoke, Virginia5
1940Dwelling 373, District 119-7, Roanoke, Virginia7

Family

Dr. Allan Blair Schaffer b. March 25, 1929, d. November 22, 2017
Marriage*Gladys Marguerite Conner married Dr. Allan Blair Schaffer, son of Lt. Col. Dr. Philip Frebush Schaffer and Irma Carlysle Williams, on June 20, 1954 at Roanoke, Virginia.6,2,3 
Children
  • Scott Allan Schaffer8
  • Bret Conner Schaffer8
  • Lisa Diane Schaffer8
  • Rick Williams "Rik" Schaffer8

Citations

  1. [S317] "Personal knowledge of Gladys M. Conner Schaffer,."
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Schaffer-Conner wedding announcent in an unknown edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S274] Robert & Juanita Elmore Conner, "Personal Papers of Robert & Juanita Elmore Conner."
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S316] "Personal knowledge of author Scott A. Schaffer,."
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Gladys Marguerite Conner Schaffer obituary in the Jul 23, 2014 edition.

Reva Alma Williams1

F, b. September 5, 1897, d. December 16, 1931
FatherThomas Albert "Tom" Williams2,3,4,5,6,1 b. February 4, 1867, d. March 25, 1929
MotherMartha Ellen "Mattie" "Mama Williams" Goings2,3,4,6,5,1 b. August 2, 1867, d. March 4, 1962
     Reva Alma Williams Reva died at age 34 after spending 10 months at the Hopemont Sanitarium while suffering from tuberculosis. Hopemont served as the state tuberculosis sanitarium from 1912 until 1965. This farm in Preston County was chosen for the location because of the high altitude and cold winters and because patients could come there by train. At that time it was believed that high altitudes and cold temperatures were necessary for a cure. Hopemont was located just south of the town of Terra Alta, West Virginia. The farm raised food to help with the expenses of feeding the patients as well as the workers. Non-violent criminals were sent there to work the farm. They had a herd of dairy cattle and were self contained. The sanitarium had its own laundry and hospital with a fully equipped operating room. After WWII, the hospital was converted to a place for the sick people that were in Moundsville Prison. The tuberculosis patients were moved to the Terra Alta Tuberculosis Sanitarium.4 She was buried at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia.7,6 She was born on September 5, 1897 at Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia.4 As of January 18, 1917,her married name was Scruggs.1 She married Jessie Joseph Scruggs on January 18, 1917 at Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia.1 Reva Alma Williams and Jessie Joseph Scruggs were divorced before January 6, 1920.8 As of circa 1926,her married name was Caproni.9 Reva Alma Williams married Albert Williams Caproni Sr. circa 1926.4,6,5 Reva Alma Williams died on December 16, 1931 at Hopemont Sanitarium, Terra Alta, Preston Co., West Virginia, at age 34.4,5,6 She Mrs. Albert Caproni, 34, the wife of the president of the Biagi Fruit and Produce company here, died late yesterday afternoon at Terra Alta, following a long illness. Mrs. Caproni was the daughter of Mrs. T. A. Williams of Clifton Forge. Va. Mrs. Williams was a guest at the home of her daughter and son-inlaw, Dr. and Mrs. P. F. Schaffer of Valley road, at the time of Mrs. Caproni's death. Besides her mother and husband, Mrs. Caproni is survived by one son, Albert Caproni, Jr; two sisters, Mrs. Schaffer and Mrs. Harry C. Deisher of Charleston, and one brother, Lawrence Williams of Clifton Forge. Mr. Caproni and Dr. Schafter left yesterday for Terra Alta to arrange for funeral services. Whether services will be held here or at Clifton Forge had not been decided last night. on December 17, 1931.6 She Funeral services for Mrs. Albert Caproni, 34, who died Wednesday at Terra Alta, will be held at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning at her residence in Bridge avenue, South Side. The Rev. B. P. Taylor will have charge of the services. Burial will be in the Sunset Memorial park. Mrs. Caproni was the wife of the president of the Biagi fruit company and the daughter of Mrs. T. A. Williams of Clifton Forge, Va. She is survived also by two sisters, Mrs. Harry C. Deisher and Mrs. P. F. Schaffer, both of Charleston, and a brother, Lawrence Williams, of Clifton Forge, and a son, Albert, jr. She is preceded in death by her father, who died two years ago, and two brothers, Roland and Rayburn Williams, who were killed in action in France during the World war. on December 18, 1931.5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 286, District 3, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia2
1910Dwelling 328, District 72, Ward 2, Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 125, District 111, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia8
1930Dwelling 18, District 50, Charleston, Kanawha Co., West VirginiaEnumerated as absent9

Occupation

1920Railroad clerk8

Family 1

Jessie Joseph Scruggs b. July 31, 1893, d. February, 1972
Marriage*Reva Alma Williams married Jessie Joseph Scruggs on January 18, 1917 at Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia.1 
Divorce* Reva Alma Williams and Jessie Joseph Scruggs were divorced before January 6, 1920.8 

Family 2

Albert Williams Caproni Sr. b. January 28, 1889, d. September 8, 1982
Marriage*Reva Alma Williams married Albert Williams Caproni Sr. circa 1926.4,6,5 
Child

Citations

  1. [S2415] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708698
  2. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Reva Caproni death certificate.
  5. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Mrs. Albert Caproni obitutary in the Dec 18, 1931 edition.
  6. [S616] Charleston Gazette, From the Mrs. Albert Caproni obitutary in the Dec 17, 1931 edition.
  7. [S1072] Rozier Dedwylder, "Caproni Family Line," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jun, 2001.
  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. [S1581] Ledger-Enquirer, From the Albert Caproni, Jr. obituary in the Apr 29, 2013 edition.

Ocie Adeline Wilson1,2

F, b. September 27, 1898, d. February 21, 1984
FatherIsaac Daniel Wilson2,3,4,5 b. June 3, 1872, d. September 23, 1961
MotherLucinda Arminda "Minda" Conner2,3,4,5 b. July 8, 1875, d. May 15, 1950
     Her Social Security Number was 227-92-2196.6 Ocie Adeline Wilson was buried at Restvale Cemetery, Rt. 221, Check, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,8,5 She Copper Hill - Ocie Wilson Poff, age 85, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 1984, in a Roanoke hospital. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Evelyn) Conner, Mrs. Namon (Buelah) Vest, and Mrs. Shike (Coleen) King, all of Copper Hill; Mrs. Diamond (Sylvia) Short of Roanoke; Mrs. Dorsey (Louise) Thompson of Floyd; Mrs. Harvey (Jacqueline) Blackwell of Floyd; four sons, Edmond Poff and Shirley Poff, both of Copper Hill; Murrie Poff of Check; Wilson Poff of Vinton; 29 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Thursday, February 23, at 2:00 p.m. at the Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Wimmer officiating. Internment was in Restvale Cemetery.8 She was born on September 27, 1898 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,1,5 She married James Lafayette Poff, son of William Isaac "Ike" Poff and Elizabeth Jane "Liz" Conner, on January 8, 1916 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,9,10,5 As of January 8, 1916,her married name was Poff. Ocie Adeline Wilson died on February 21, 1984 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 85.8,5

Census Records

1900Dwelling 129, District 20, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1910Dwelling 188, District 51, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 102, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia11
1930Dwelling 140, District 11, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia12
1940Dwelling 115, District 32-14, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13

Family

James Lafayette Poff b. May 28, 1894, d. October 3, 1978
Marriage*Ocie Adeline Wilson married James Lafayette Poff, son of William Isaac "Ike" Poff and Elizabeth Jane "Liz" Conner, on January 8, 1916 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,9,10,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S657] George Pauff - Anna Merchant, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~poff/f0637.htm
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  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. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Ocie Wilson Poff obituary in an undated edition.
  9. [S116] Floyd Press, From the James Lafayette Poff obituary in the Oct 12, 1978 edition.
  10. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Beulah Poff Vest obituary in the Nov 24, 2015 edition.
  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. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  15. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  16. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Evelyn Poff Conner obituary in the Jan 27, 2012 edition.
  17. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Colean Poff King obituary in the Nov 20, 2012 edition.
  18. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Jaqueline Poff Blackwell obituary in the Mar 2, 2016 edition.
  19. [S3614] Fincastle Herald, The, From the Clifton Wayne Conner obituary in the Jul 14, 1983 edition.
  20. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  21. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  22. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  23. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Ralph Miller Hungate

M, b. December 5, 1907, d. February 4, 1960
     Ralph Miller Hungate was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He was born on December 5, 1907 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 He married Vesta Smith on November 22, 1930 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 Ralph Miller Hungate died on February 4, 1960 at age 52.1

Family

Vesta Smith b. May 10, 1910, d. March 23, 1985
Marriage*He married Vesta Smith on November 22, 1930 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Child
  • Lou Emma Hungate3

Citations

  1. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  2. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Vesta Smith

F, b. May 10, 1910, d. March 23, 1985
     Vesta Smith was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She was born on May 10, 1910.1 She married Ralph Miller Hungate on November 22, 1930 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 As of November 22, 1930,her married name was Hungate. Vesta Smith died on March 23, 1985 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 74.1

Family

Ralph Miller Hungate b. December 5, 1907, d. February 4, 1960
Marriage*She married Ralph Miller Hungate on November 22, 1930 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2 
Child
  • Lou Emma Hungate3

Citations

  1. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  2. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Milton Donald Bayne Jr.1,2,3,4

M, b. February 9, 1957, d. March 22, 1995
FatherMilton Donald "Pat" Bayne Sr.1 b. April 6, 1930, d. June 9, 1971
MotherArbutus Ramona Eanes1,2 b. March 6, 1935, d. July 30, 2002
     His Social Security Number was 228-86-0657.5 Milton Donald Bayne Jr. was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.2 He was born on February 9, 1957 at Newport News, Virginia.5,3 He married Hazel Margaret Thompson on May 4, 1991 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.2,4 Milton Donald Bayne Jr. died on March 22, 1995 at Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 38.5,2,6 He BAYNE, Milton Don Jr., 38, of Roanoke County, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 1995. He was a certified carpenter and iron worker with Wiley Construction Company. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Thompson Bayne; his mother, Arbutus Eanes Bayne, Shawsville; four brothers, Harry E. Bayne, Floyd, Frank L. Bayne, Shawsville, Randall L. Bayne, Elliston, John D. Bayne, Roanoke County; also numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Oakey's North Chapel, Friday, March 24, 3 p.m. with the Rev. Jean T. Rutherford officiating. Interment in Sherwood Memorial Park. Oakey's North Chapel is handling funeral arrangements. on March 24, 1995.2

Family

Hazel Margaret Thompson
Marriage*He married Hazel Margaret Thompson on May 4, 1991 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.2,4 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Arbutus Ramona Eanes Bayne obituary in the Aug 1, 2002 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Milton Don Bayne, Jr. obituary in the Mar 24, 1995 edition.
  3. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Lemeul Dano "Junior" Eanes Jr.1

M, b. January 19, 1931, d. November 7, 1932
FatherLemeul Dano Eanes2,3,1 b. December 11, 1893, d. June 25, 1973
MotherVirginia Belle Womack2,3,1 b. April 6, 1899, d. March 10, 1995
     Lemeul Dano "Junior" Eanes Jr. was born on January 19, 1931 at West Virginia.1 He died on November 7, 1932 at Jenkinjones, McDowell Co., West Virginia, at age 1.1

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Juniorl Eanes death certificate.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Cora Abbott Bandy obituary in the Apr 4, 2004 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Arbutus Ramona Eanes Bayne obituary in the Aug 1, 2002 edition.