John Edward Williams1,2,3

M, b. October 17, 1892, d. November 28, 1964
FatherJohn Morgan Williams4,5,6,7,8,2,9,3 b. April 20, 1862, d. January 15, 1942
MotherEmma Jane Smoot4,5,6,8,2,9,3 b. May 18, 1864, d. January 1, 1936
     John Edward Williams was buried at Spring Hill Cemetery, 3000 Fort Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia; His tombstone reads "S2 US NAVY WORLD WAR 1."2,3 His Social Security Number was 227-07-5377.10 He was born on October 17, 1892 at Clifton Forge, Alleghany Co., Virginia.1,10,3 He died on November 28, 1964 at Madison Heights, Amherst Co., Virginia, at age 72.2,3 He John Edward Williams, 72, died Saturday morning at his home in Madison Heights. He was a retired Civil Service guard at Alexandria. He was the son of John Morgan and Emma Smoot Williams. He was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include a brother, E. R. Williams of Madison Heights, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Guthrie of Richmond, Mrs. E. T. Smith of Lynchburg and Mrs. Calvin Johnson of Herndon. A funeral service was conducted today at 11 a.m. at Diugund Memorial Chapel by the Rev. F. O. Briggs. Burial was in Spring Hills Cemetery. on November 30, 1964.2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 119, District 82, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia4
1920Dwelling 54, District 102, Lovingston, Nelson Co., Virginia5

Citations

  1. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  2. [S1042] News & Advance, The, From the John Edward Williams obituary in the Nov 30, 1964 edition.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1065] The News, Lynchburg, Campbell Co., Virginia, From the Emma Jane Williams obituary in the Jan 2, 1936 edition.
  7. [S1065] The News, Lynchburg, Campbell Co., Virginia, From the John Morgan Williams obituary in the Jan 17, 1942 edition.
  8. [S1065] The News, Lynchburg, Campbell Co., Virginia, From the Nettie Blanche Williams Taylor obituary in an undated edition.
  9. [S1065] The News, Lynchburg, Campbell Co., Virginia, From the Alice Virginia Thomas obituary in the Aug 22, 1950 edition.
  10. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Frances Bandy1,2

F, b. August 6, 1913, d. June 30, 2010
     Frances Bandy was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 She was born on August 6, 1913 at Shawsville, Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 She married Clarence Wiley King, son of George Wiley "Dock" King and Cordelia Jane "Dillie" King, in 1948.1,2 As of 1948,her married name was King.2 Frances Bandy died on June 30, 2010 at Virginia at age 96.2 She CHECK - Frances Bandy King, 96, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010. She was born August 6, 1913 in Shawsville, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence W. King. She is survived by her loving family: Don and LaNora King of Check, four granddaughters, Donna (Gary) Bradshaw, Jenifer (Joe) Bowman, Amy (Clark) Casteel, and Beth (Gary) Bethard; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was a member of Havens Chapel UMC and UMW. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Donations in her name can be made to Havens Chapel at 1583 Daniels Run Rd. Check, Va. 24072. Graveside service was held Saturday, July 3, at Wilsons Cemetery with Pastor Darren Landon officiating. Arrangements by Gardner Funeral Home. on July 8, 2010.2

Family

Clarence Wiley King b. March 16, 1910, d. September 18, 2002
Marriage*She married Clarence Wiley King, son of George Wiley "Dock" King and Cordelia Jane "Dillie" King, in 1948.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S11] Effie King Brown, Descendants of John King 1759-1843.
  2. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Frances Bandy King obituary in the Jul 8, 2010 edition.

Ruth Williams1

F, b. October 18, 1894, d. November 13, 1894
FatherJohn Morgan Williams1 b. April 20, 1862, d. January 15, 1942
MotherEmma Jane Smoot1 b. May 18, 1864, d. January 1, 1936
     Ruth Williams was born on October 18, 1894 at Virginia.1 She died on November 13, 1894 at Virginia.2

Citations

  1. [S1071] Carol Harrison, "Williams Family Researcher Carol Harrison," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  2. [S5421] Sheflett Family Tree, online http://person.ancestry.com/tree/59062038/person/46044458614/facts

Herbert Basil Poff1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. March 8, 1898, d. September 6, 1986
FatherHenry Wise Poff2,7,8,5 b. June, 1858, d. August 2, 1935
MotherRosa Emma Light2,7,8,5 b. July 7, 1857, d. March 16, 1910
     His Social Security Number was 235-07-3173.9 Herbert Basil Poff was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.6 He was born on March 8, 1898 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,1,2,3,4,6 He married Carrie Angeline Anderson, daughter of Charles Thomas Anderson and Malinda Demeris "Lindie" Conner, on December 27, 1922 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 Herbert Basil Poff married Grace Lucille Tabor on December 18, 1961 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia.10,11,12 Herbert Basil Poff married Vera Clemis DeVor on April 21, 1972 at Pearisburg, Giles Co., Virginia.5 Herbert Basil Poff died on September 6, 1986 at Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 88.1,3,6

Census Records

1900Dwelling 163, District 19, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1910Dwelling 43, District 52, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8
1930Dwelling 188, District 5, Adkin, McDowell Co., West Virginia13
1940Dwelling 168, District 24-2, Adkin, McDowell Co., West Virginia14

Occupation

1930Coal company electrician13
1940Coal laborer14

Family 1

Carrie Angeline Anderson b. February 3, 1900, d. October 11, 1949
Marriage*Herbert Basil Poff married Carrie Angeline Anderson, daughter of Charles Thomas Anderson and Malinda Demeris "Lindie" Conner, on December 27, 1922 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 
Children

Family 2

Grace Lucille Tabor b. October 2, 1908, d. January 12, 1971
Marriage*Herbert Basil Poff married Grace Lucille Tabor on December 18, 1961 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia.10,11,12 

Family 3

Vera Clemis DeVor b. January 27, 1910
Marriage*Herbert Basil Poff married Vera Clemis DeVor on April 21, 1972 at Pearisburg, Giles Co., Virginia.5 

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  4. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  5. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  6. [S4407] Huffville Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA, online http://www.findagrave.com
  7. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Poff-Gullion marriage record.
  11. [S2877] FamilySearch, West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  12. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Grace Lucille Poff obituary in the Jan 13, 1971 edition.
  13. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Harless Poff obituary in the Jan 30, 2007 edition.
  16. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Helen Lucille Poff death certificate.

Helen Lucille Poff1

F, b. August 3, 1926, d. September 16, 1926
FatherHerbert Basil Poff1 b. March 8, 1898, d. September 6, 1986
MotherCarrie Angeline Anderson1 b. February 3, 1900, d. October 11, 1949
     Helen Lucille Poff was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 She was born on August 3, 1926 at Thorpe, McDowell Co., West Virginia.1 She died on September 16, 1926 at Thorpe, McDowell Co., West Virginia; Died by strangulation.1

Citations

  1. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/, From the Helen Lucille Poff death certificate.
  2. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  3. [S996] West Virginia Division of Culture and History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/

Ellen Louise Poff

F, b. August 3, 1926
FatherHerbert Basil Poff1,2 b. March 8, 1898, d. September 6, 1986
MotherCarrie Angeline Anderson1,2 b. February 3, 1900, d. October 11, 1949
     Her married name was Williams.3 Ellen Louise Poff married Clarence Williams.3 Ellen Louise Poff was born on August 3, 1926 at Thorpe, McDowell Co., West Virginia.

Census Records

1930Dwelling 188, District 5, Adkin, McDowell Co., West Virginia1
1940Dwelling 168, District 24-2, Adkin, McDowell Co., West Virginia2

Family

Clarence Williams
Marriage*Ellen Louise Poff married Clarence Williams.3 
Children
  • David Williams3
  • Phillip Williams3
  • Mary Ann Williams3

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.

Harless "Hambone" Poff1,2,3

M, b. February 28, 1924, d. January 28, 2007
FatherHerbert Basil Poff1,2,3,4 b. March 8, 1898, d. September 6, 1986
MotherCarrie Angeline Anderson1,2,3,4 b. February 3, 1900, d. October 11, 1949
     His Social Security Number was 233-34-8187.5 Harless "Hambone" Poff was buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, Mercer Co., West Virginia.3 He was born on February 28, 1924 at Thorpe, McDowell Co., West Virginia.3,5 He married Mary Ann Scott circa 1948.1,3,6 Harless "Hambone" Poff died on January 28, 2007 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 82.3,5 He BLUEFIELD — Harless “Hambone” Poff, 82, of Route 5, Box 437, Bluefield (Bluewell), passed away on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007 at the Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield. Mr. Poff was born on Feb. 28, 1924 in Thorpe to the late Herbert B. and Carrie Anderson Poff. Harless was a man of the people he enjoyed the company of others. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked with the Union Supply Company in Gary. He worked at Montgomery Wards as a salesman and retired from Perry Food Brokerage Company as a salesman. Mr. Poff was a member of the Bluewell United Methodist Church, Gleaners Sunday School Class, Bramwell Masonic Lodge and the American Legion and VFW. Harless had been a resident of Bluewell for most of his life. Survivors include: His wife of the past 59 years, Mary Ann Scott Poff of Bluewell; daughter: Linda Poff of Princeton; sister: Helen Williams of Bluewell; nephews: David Williams of Beaufort, S.C., Phillip Williams of Duluth, Ga; niece: Sue Ellen Hatcher of Princeton; several great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bluewell United Methodist Church in Bluewell with the Rev. Sam Cale III and the Rev. D. Homer Stewart officiating the service. Burial will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Bluewell. Friends and family may call at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell on Tuesday (today), Jan. 30, 2007 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. or one hour before the service on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007 at the Bluewell United Methodist Church. Serving as active pallbearers will be Phillip Williams, David Williams, Jason Faw, David McKinney, Jim Faw, George Corvin and Bruce Runyon. Honorary pallbearers will be the Gleaners Sunday School Class. The Cravens-Shires Funeral Home is serving the Poff family. on January 30, 2007.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 188, District 5, Adkin, McDowell Co., West Virginia2
1940Dwelling 168, District 24-2, Adkin, McDowell Co., West Virginia4

Family

Mary Ann Scott b. July 29, 1929, d. July 29, 2011
Marriage*Harless "Hambone" Poff married Mary Ann Scott circa 1948.1,3,6 
Child
  • Linda Ann Poff1,3,6

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Harless Poff obituary in the Jan 30, 2007 edition.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Mary Ann Poff obituary in the Jul 30, 2011 edition.

Mary Ann Scott1,2,3

F, b. July 29, 1929, d. July 29, 2011
     Mary Ann Scott was buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, Mercer Co., West Virginia.4 She was born on July 29, 1929 at Wilcoe, McDowell Co., West Virginia.5,3 She married Harless "Hambone" Poff, son of Herbert Basil Poff and Carrie Angeline Anderson, circa 1948.1,2,3 As of circa 1948,her married name was Poff.2 Mary Ann Scott died on July 29, 2011 at Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia, at age 82.5,3 She WILCOE — “I have fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith.” Mary Ann Poff, age 82, of Route 5 Box 437 (Bluewell), Bluefield, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2011 at a Bluefield Regional Medical Center. She was a loving mother and wife. Born on July 29, 1929 in Wilcoe, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Ruth Wiles Scott. Mary Ann was a 1947 graduate of Gary High School. She later worked in the company store in Wilcoe, where she met the love of her life, the late Harless “Hambone” Poff. The two were married and moved to Bluewell. Mary Ann continued to serve the public by working at the J.C. Penney Company in Bluefield until long-term illnesses forced her to retire. She was a lifelong member of the Bluewell United Methodist Church and the Loyalettes Sunday School Class. She also sang in the church choir and was a prayer line member. Survivors: Daughter, Linda Poff of Bluewell with whom she made her home; sister-in-law, Helen Williams of Bluewell; nephews, David Williams and wife Kathy of Beaufort, S.C., Phillip Williams and wife Paula of Duluth, Ga; niece, Sue Ellen Hatcher and husband Bill of Princeton; cousin, Karen Alley and husband Al of Penn Laird, Va; extra special caregivers, Liz Sexton of Bluewell, Grace Conley of Montcalm; extraordinary loving dog, “Sammy.” Cryptside services will be held on Monday, August 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Woodlawn Mausoleum in Bluewell with the Reverend Steve Rector and the Reverend D. Homer Stuart officiating. Entombment will follow. Friends may call on Monday morning from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Bluewell United Methodist Church, Rt. 4 Box 541, Bluefield, WV 24701. on July 30, 2011.3

Family

Harless "Hambone" Poff b. February 28, 1924, d. January 28, 2007
Marriage*She married Harless "Hambone" Poff, son of Herbert Basil Poff and Carrie Angeline Anderson, circa 1948.1,2,3 
Child
  • Linda Ann Poff1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  2. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Harless Poff obituary in the Jan 30, 2007 edition.
  3. [S345] Bluefield Daily Telegraph, From the Mary Ann Poff obituary in the Jul 30, 2011 edition.
  4. [S1235] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Mary Gladys "Gladys" Conner1,2,3,4

F, b. March 29, 1900, d. February 2, 1977
FatherRobert Lee "Pa Dad" Conner5,1,6,2,7,8,4 b. September 6, 1869, d. January 24, 1949
MotherMary Byar Yates1,5,6,2,7,8,4 b. October 25, 1870, d. December 13, 1947
     Her Social Security Number was 226-01-0374.9 Mary Gladys "Gladys" Conner was buried at Sherwood Burial Park, 1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia.10,4 She was born on March 29, 1900 at Roanoke, Virginia.9,10,1,4 As of circa 1921,her married name was Long.2 She married William Franklin "Bill" "Willie" Long circa 1921.10,2,3,8,4 Mary Gladys "Gladys" Conner died on February 2, 1977 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 76.1,4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 73, District 102, Ward 5, Roanoke, Virginia7
1910Dwelling 113, District 123, Melrose Ward, Roanoke, Virginia5
1920Dwelling 47, District 43, Roanoke, Virginia6
1930Dwelling 73, District 4, Roanoke, Virginia2
1940Dwelling 12, District 119-12, Roanoke, Virginia8

Occupation

1920Dry goods clerk6
1930Bakery bookkeeper2

Family

William Franklin "Bill" "Willie" Long b. May 1, 1895, d. April 15, 1969
Marriage*Mary Gladys "Gladys" Conner married William Franklin "Bill" "Willie" Long circa 1921.10,2,3,8,4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S274] Robert & Juanita Elmore Conner, "Personal Papers of Robert & Juanita Elmore Conner."
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1653] Bureau of Vital Statistics North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1976, From the Mary Trevaleah Gryder death certificate.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  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. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  10. [S317] "Personal knowledge of Gladys M. Conner Schaffer,."
  11. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information.
  12. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.