Lavinia E. Gibson1

F, b. March 7, 1867, d. January 15, 1936
     Lavinia E. Gibson married Isaac H. Shaver.1 Lavinia E. Gibson was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Her married name was Shaver. She was born on March 7, 1867.1 She died on January 15, 1936 at age 68.1

Family

Isaac H. Shaver b. March 3, 1856, d. October 25, 1947
Marriage*She married Isaac H. Shaver.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S104] Billy and Juanita Grice, Cemeteries in Floyd County.
  2. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

Harley Dorson Sowers1,2

M, b. May 18, 1892, d. August 21, 1951
FatherJoseph Dawson Sowers3,4 b. November 3, 1829, d. May 4, 1907
MotherLurinda Abbiegill "Abbie" Turner3,4 b. February 12, 1852, d. May 22, 1928
     Harley Dorson Sowers was buried at Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Rt. 221 east from Floyd, left on Bethlehem Church Road NE, left at next fork (Red Oak Grove Road north), on a hill across from Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren, Floyd Co., Virginia.5 He was born on May 18, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.5,2,4 He married Bessie Mary Howery, daughter of Jonathan Howery and Elizabeth Alice "Eliza" LeSueur, on December 27, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,6 Harley Dorson Sowers died on August 21, 1951 at age 59.5

Family

Bessie Mary Howery b. June 7, 1893, d. March 31, 1977
Marriage*He married Bessie Mary Howery, daughter of Jonathan Howery and Elizabeth Alice "Eliza" LeSueur, on December 27, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Lurinda Abbiegill Sowers obituary in the Jul 12, 1928 edition.
  4. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S221] Barb Reininger, Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  6. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Bessie Howery Sowers obituary in the Apr 7, 1977 edition.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles Daniel Walters obituary in the Nov 10, 2010 edition.

Bessie Mary Howery1,2

F, b. June 7, 1893, d. March 31, 1977
FatherJonathan Howery1 b. April 19, 1855, d. February 9, 1931
MotherElizabeth Alice "Eliza" LeSueur1 b. November 6, 1861, d. September 9, 1935
     Bessie Mary Howery was buried at Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Rt. 221 east from Floyd, left on Bethlehem Church Road NE, left at next fork (Red Oak Grove Road north), on a hill across from Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren, Floyd Co., Virginia.3 Her Social Security Number was 231-30-9555.4 She was born on June 7, 1893 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,1 She married Harley Dorson Sowers, son of Joseph Dawson Sowers and Lurinda Abbiegill "Abbie" Turner, on December 27, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 As of December 27, 1911,her married name was Sowers. Bessie Mary Howery died on March 31, 1977 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 83.3,2 She FLOYD -- Mrs. Bessie Howery Sowers, age 83, died Thursday, March 31, 1977, in a Salem nursing home. She was the widow of Harley D. Sowers. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Walters, Salem, Mrs. Laveda Phelps, Roanoke, Mrs. Aldene Vest, Fairfax, Mrs. Geneva Mitchell, Roanoke, Mrs. Joy Huff, Floyd; two sons, Basil Sowers, Salem, Chester Sowers, Floyd; two sisters, Mrs. Addie Sowers, Floyd, Mrs. Zora Cash, Pilot; two brothers, Frank Howery, Bigerville, Pa., Herbert Howery, Gardners, Pa; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral was held Saturday, April 2, 1977 at 2:00 p.m. at the Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Archie Naff and the Rev. Elbert Lee Naff officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. on April 7, 1977.2

Family

Harley Dorson Sowers b. May 18, 1892, d. August 21, 1951
Marriage*She married Harley Dorson Sowers, son of Joseph Dawson Sowers and Lurinda Abbiegill "Abbie" Turner, on December 27, 1911 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Bessie Howery Sowers obituary in the Apr 7, 1977 edition.
  3. [S221] Barb Reininger, Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Charles Daniel Walters obituary in the Nov 10, 2010 edition.
  6. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

James H. Epperly

M, b. circa 1835, d. November 5, 1888
     James H. Epperly was born circa 1835 at Floyd Co., Virginia. He married Mary C. Akers, daughter of William Henry Akers and Elizabeth Ann Akers, on April 24, 1873 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 James H. Epperly died on November 5, 1888 at Floyd Co., Virginia.

Family

Mary C. Akers
Marriage*He married Mary C. Akers, daughter of William Henry Akers and Elizabeth Ann Akers, on April 24, 1873 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  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. [S567] Beth Fridley, Floyd Co., Virginia, Birth Records, 1880-1884.

Lillie Belle Burks1,2

F, b. May 8, 1926, d. January 16, 2012
     Lillie Belle Burks married Thomas Eugene Brown.1,2 Lillie Belle Burks was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 Her married name was Brown. She was born on May 8, 1926.2 She died on January 16, 2012 at Virginia at age 85.2 She Lillie Belle Burks Brown, 85, of Floyd, went to be with the Lord on January 16, 2012 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born on May 8, 1926. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Brown. She was one of 17 children and had 10 brothers and six sisters, 11 of which are deceased, along with one stepgrandson. She is survived by her children, Brenda Goad, Merrillville, Ind., Russell Brown and wife, Bonnie, Floyd, Patty Duncan and husband, John, Floyd; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great -great-grandchildren; siblings, Mary Burks, Keystone, W.Va., Georgia Bailey, South Point, Ohio, Lois Poff, Willis, Maggie Moody, Brenton, W.Va., King Burks, Kimball, W.Va; sister-in-law, Shirley Keith, Bassett; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Buddy and Violet Brown, Willis; sister-in-law, Betty Brown, Willis; special friends, Lucy and Junior Harris; special friend and caregiver, Loretta Callahan, who always called her Granny. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 19, 2012 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will follow at the Jacksonville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at the funeral home. on January 17, 2012.2

Family

Thomas Eugene Brown
Marriage*She married Thomas Eugene Brown.1,2 
Child
  • Patricia Ann Brown1,2

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Lillie Belle Burks Brown obituary in the Jan 17, 2012 edition.

Elvira Mills1,2,3

F, b. circa 1844
FatherLarkin Preston Mills1,2,3 b. circa 1815, d. before 1870
MotherHannah Wimmer1,2,3 b. circa 1818
     Elvira Mills was born circa 1844 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 She married William Peyton Argabright, son of Jonathan Andrew Argabright and Jane Ann Wimmer, on August 9, 1865 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 As of August 9, 1865,her married name was Argabright.

Family

William Peyton Argabright b. January 1, 1840, d. October 17, 1919
Marriage*Elvira Mills married William Peyton Argabright, son of Jonathan Andrew Argabright and Jane Ann Wimmer, on August 9, 1865 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S342] Researcher and Compiler William Harvey Green Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Argabright Family of Floyd, Franklin, and Montgomery Counties, Virginia.
  3. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  4. [S1690] W. W. Likens, Records of Death - Book 7, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Jan 1, 1921 - Aug 31, 1922.

William Peyton Argabright1,2,3

M, b. January 1, 1840, d. October 17, 1919
FatherJonathan Andrew Argabright4,1,2,3 b. circa 1821, d. before 1890
MotherJane Ann Wimmer4,1,2,3 b. May, 1820
     William Peyton Argabright was buried at Shilling-Smith Cemetery (Huff Cemetery), Rt. 221 near Floyd Co. line, Bent Mountain, Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,5 He was born on January 1, 1840 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 He married Elvira Mills, daughter of Larkin Preston Mills and Hannah Wimmer, on August 9, 1865 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5 William Peyton Argabright died on October 17, 1919 at Alleghany, Montgomery Co., Virginia, at age 79.2,3

Family

Elvira Mills b. circa 1844
Marriage*He married Elvira Mills, daughter of Larkin Preston Mills and Hannah Wimmer, on August 9, 1865 at Floyd Co., Virginia.4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S342] Researcher and Compiler William Harvey Green Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Argabright Family of Floyd, Franklin, and Montgomery Counties, Virginia.
  2. [S1688] W. W. Likens, Records of Death - Book 5, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Jan 1, 1919 - Dec 31, 1920.
  3. [S1033] Unknown name of person, Virginia Department of Health Death Certificate, From the William Peyton Argabright death certificate.
  4. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  5. [S341] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, Mills Families of Floyd and Franklin Counties, VA.
  6. [S1690] W. W. Likens, Records of Death - Book 7, Grant Bryant Funeral Home Records Jan 1, 1921 - Aug 31, 1922.
  7. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Samuel Elery "Sam" Smith1,2,3,4,5

M, b. May 12, 1922, d. January 27, 2006
FatherRobert Washington "Bob" Smith1,3,4,5,6 b. January 13, 1887, d. March 13, 1971
MotherCassie Lue Blankenship1,2,3,4,5,6 b. May 12, 1894, d. February 25, 1986
     Samuel Elery "Sam" Smith was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.5 His Social Security Number was 224-24-7199.7 He married Rushie Violet Wilson, daughter of Zwingle Garfield "Z. G." Wilson and Cynthia Anne Wickham.5 Samuel Elery "Sam" Smith was born on May 12, 1922 at Virginia.3,7 He died on January 27, 2006 at Virginia at age 83.5,7 He Samuel E. (Sam) Smith, 83, of Roanoke, died Friday, January 27, 2006. Sam served in the United States Army during World War II and later retired from Appalachian Power Company after many years of service. He was also a member of Little Hope Primitive Baptist Church. Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Cassie Smith and two brothers, Wilbert and Sherman Smith. Sam is survived by his wife, Rushie Violet Wilson Smith; his children, Rebecca Smith Sink and husband, Gordon Harold Sink; and Freda Smith Carper; his grandson, Gordon Harold Sink, Jr; four brothers, Robert Smith, R.B. Smith, Herbert Smith and Ray Smith; two sisters, Myrtle Curran and Ocie Smith, both of Florida. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, January 30, 2006 at Oakey's South Chapel with Elder Junior Conner and Elder W.T. Conner officiating. Burial will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. David Cummings for his care of Sam. The family will receive friends Sunday, January 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oakey's South Chapel, 989-3131. on January 29, 2006.5

Census Records

1930Dwelling 88, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1940Dwelling 52, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1940Farm laborer6

Family

Rushie Violet Wilson
Marriage*Samuel Elery "Sam" Smith married Rushie Violet Wilson, daughter of Zwingle Garfield "Z. G." Wilson and Cynthia Anne Wickham.5 
Children
  • Freda Smith5
  • Rebecca Elzie Smith5,8

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the W. Sherman Smith obituary in the Apr 4, 2005 edition.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Cassie Blankenship Smith obituary in an undated edition.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Robert W. Smith obituary in the Mar 18, 1971 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Samuel E. Smith obituary in the Jan 29, 2006 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Clarence W. Richard1,2

M, b. August 14, 1908, d. February 21, 1976
     His Social Security Number was 139-16-8022.3 Clarence W. Richard married Louise Unknown.2 Clarence W. Richard was born on August 14, 1908 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 He married Eunice Irene Board, daughter of John Milton Board and Amanda Melvina "Manda" Clower, on April 14, 1926 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Clarence W. Richard died on February 21, 1976 at Maryland at age 67.2 He FLOYD -- Clarence W. Richard, age 67, formerly of Floyd, now of Glendale, Md., died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1976. Surviving are his wife Louise C. Richard; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Harman, Landover, Md; three sons, Cletis Richard, Greensboro, N.C., Warren Richard, Springfield, Va., and Henry Richard, Glendale, Md., two sisters, Mrs. Lena Whitlock, Floyd, Mrs. Wilma Kemp, Brentwood, Md., and thirteen grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1976, from Beall Funeral Home, Landover, Md. on March 4, 1976.2

Family 1

Louise Unknown
Marriage*He married Louise Unknown.2 

Family 2

Eunice Irene Board b. October 18, 1907, d. September 7, 1997
Marriage*Clarence W. Richard married Eunice Irene Board, daughter of John Milton Board and Amanda Melvina "Manda" Clower, on April 14, 1926 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Child
  • Warren Allen Richard4,2

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Clarence W. Richard obituary in the Mar 4, 1976 edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

William Riley Argabright1

M, b. August 2, 1858, d. August 4, 1933
     William Riley Argabright was buried at St. Matthew's Cemetery, Rt. 677 near intersection with Rt. 617, Laurel Ridge, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 He was born on August 2, 1858 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 He married Henrietta J. Alley, daughter of Gordon Alley, on January 6, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 William Riley Argabright died on August 4, 1933 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 75.2

Census Records

1890Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Family

Henrietta J. Alley b. June 20, 1859, d. February 26, 1902
Marriage*William Riley Argabright married Henrietta J. Alley, daughter of Gordon Alley, on January 6, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S253] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, St. Matthew Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.
  3. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

Henrietta J. Alley

F, b. June 20, 1859, d. February 26, 1902
FatherGordon Alley1
     Henrietta J. Alley was buried at St. Matthew's Cemetery, Rt. 677 near intersection with Rt. 617, Laurel Ridge, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 She was born on June 20, 1859 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,1 She married William Riley Argabright on January 6, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 As of January 6, 1878,her married name was Argabright. Henrietta J. Alley died on February 26, 1902 at age 42.2

Census Records

1890Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Family

William Riley Argabright b. August 2, 1858, d. August 4, 1933
Marriage*Henrietta J. Alley married William Riley Argabright on January 6, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S253] Ruth G. Hale & Glenna G. Garner, St. Matthew Cemetery, Montgomery Co., VA.
  3. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.

James W. Walton

M, b. February 8, 1842, d. April 25, 1919
FatherDoctor Lee M. Walton b. December 13, 1810, d. April 27, 1885
MotherSerena Louvina Law
     James W. Walton was born on February 8, 1842 at Virginia. He married Mary Jane Lancaster on June 28, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 James W. Walton died on April 25, 1919 at age 77.

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Family

Mary Jane Lancaster b. August 12, 1836, d. February 11, 1913
Marriage*James W. Walton married Mary Jane Lancaster on June 28, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.

Mary Jane Lancaster

F, b. August 12, 1836, d. February 11, 1913
     Mary Jane Lancaster was born on August 12, 1836 at Floyd Co., Virginia. She married James W. Walton, son of Doctor Lee M. Walton and Serena Louvina Law, on June 28, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of June 28, 1866,her married name was Walton. Mary Jane Lancaster died on February 11, 1913 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 76.2

Census Records

1890Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3

Family

James W. Walton b. February 8, 1842, d. April 25, 1919
Marriage*Mary Jane Lancaster married James W. Walton, son of Doctor Lee M. Walton and Serena Louvina Law, on June 28, 1866 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S1569] Funeral records of Mr. Marion Thomas Hall, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafloyd/recordsofmarionthomashall.htm
  3. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.

Braxton Purdy1

M, b. March 21, 1812, d. after 1895
     Braxton Purdy was born on March 21, 1812 at Patrick Co., Virginia. He married Mary Ann Hopkins on March 13, 1835 at Patrick Co., Virginia.1 Braxton Purdy died after 1895 at Patrick Co., Virginia.

Family

Mary Ann Hopkins b. circa 1816, d. after 1880
Marriage*He married Mary Ann Hopkins on March 13, 1835 at Patrick Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S437] Jordan R. Dodd, Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.

Mary Ann Hopkins1

F, b. circa 1816, d. after 1880
     Mary Ann Hopkins was born circa 1816 at Patrick Co., Virginia. She married Braxton Purdy on March 13, 1835 at Patrick Co., Virginia.1 As of March 13, 1835,her married name was Purdy. Mary Ann Hopkins died after 1880 at Patrick Co., Virginia.

Family

Braxton Purdy b. March 21, 1812, d. after 1895
Marriage*She married Braxton Purdy on March 13, 1835 at Patrick Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S437] Jordan R. Dodd, Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.

Lucinda Purdy

F, b. February 20, 1837, d. November 2, 1916
FatherBraxton Purdy b. March 21, 1812, d. after 1895
MotherMary Ann Hopkins b. circa 1816, d. after 1880
     Lucinda Purdy was born on February 20, 1837 at Patrick Co., Virginia. She married George H. Hundley on December 25, 1856 at Patrick Co., Virginia.1 As of December 25, 1856,her married name was Hundley. Lucinda Purdy died on November 2, 1916 at Patrick Co., Virginia, at age 79.

Family

George H. Hundley b. 1835, d. May 4, 1863
Marriage*She married George H. Hundley on December 25, 1856 at Patrick Co., Virginia.1 
Child

George H. Hundley1

M, b. 1835, d. May 4, 1863
     George H. Hundley was born in 1835 at Henry Co., Virginia.1 He married Lucinda Purdy, daughter of Braxton Purdy and Mary Ann Hopkins, on December 25, 1856 at Patrick Co., Virginia.1 George H. Hundley died on May 4, 1863 at Fredericksburg, Virginia.1

Family

Lucinda Purdy b. February 20, 1837, d. November 2, 1916
Marriage*He married Lucinda Purdy, daughter of Braxton Purdy and Mary Ann Hopkins, on December 25, 1856 at Patrick Co., Virginia.1 
Child