Infant Lawrence

F, b. February 14, 1951, d. February 14, 1951
FatherCorbett Allen Lawrence1 b. May 25, 1926, d. October 5, 1977
MotherReba Mae Willard1
     Infant Lawrence died on February 14, 1951.1 She was born on February 14, 1951.1

Citations

  1. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.

Massa/Massie Underwood/Cole1

F, b. circa 1785
     Massa/Massie Underwood/Cole I believe Massa Underwood was unmarried, or her marriage was unrecorded, but had children with William Byrd Cole, Sr. (1791 - 1883) I have no proof of this, it is just my supposition based on all of the available facts. Massa was enumerated in the 1820 Census apparently without a husband. She was born circa 1785 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2,1

Census Records

1820Montgomery Co., VirginiaThe enumeration reads 1 male 10-16, 1 male 26-45, 4 females under 10, and 2 females 15-263
1850Dwelling 84, District 15, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her son-in law Aaron Conner1
1860Dwelling 373, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her son-in law Aaron Conner4
1870Dwelling 235, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of her daughter Cuzzie Conner2

Family

Bird "Byrd" Cole b. October 8, 1791, d. May 16, 1883
Children

Citations

  1. [S153] National Archives and Records Administration, 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 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.

James William "Bill" Tyree1,2,3,4,5

M, b. January 19, 1892, d. September 19, 1988
     James William "Bill" Tyree was buried at Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery, 10655 Stewartsville Road, Stewartsville, Bedford Co., Virginia.4,5 His Social Security Number was 229-09-3528.6 He was born on January 19, 1892 at Franklin Co., Virginia.3,4,6,5 He married Garnet Irene Lawrence, daughter of Noah Bluford Lawrence and Vida Oyler Conner, on June 19, 1954 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2,3,5 James William "Bill" Tyree died on September 19, 1988 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 96.4,6,5

Family

Garnet Irene Lawrence b. December 29, 1930, d. May 22, 2010
Marriage*He married Garnet Irene Lawrence, daughter of Noah Bluford Lawrence and Vida Oyler Conner, on June 19, 1954 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2,3,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Garnett Irene Lawrence Tyree Gerland obituary in the May 23, 2010 edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S10520] Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery, Bedford Co., VA, online www.findagrave.com.
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dreama Tyree Wilkes obituary in the Oct 10, 2006 edition.

Dreama Irene Tyree1,2,3,4,5

F, b. January 4, 1955, d. October 7, 2006
FatherJames William "Bill" Tyree6,2,3 b. January 19, 1892, d. September 19, 1988
MotherGarnet Irene Lawrence6,7,1,2,3 b. December 29, 1930, d. May 22, 2010
     Her Social Security Number was 228-70-5725.8 Dreama Irene Tyree was buried at Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery, 10655 Stewartsville Road, Stewartsville, Bedford Co., Virginia.2,9 She was born on January 4, 1955 at Roanoke, Virginia.6,8,3,4,5 As of May 11, 1973,her married name was Wilkes.3 She married Darrell Dewayne Wilkes on May 11, 1973 at Bedford Co., Virginia.6,1,2,3 Dreama Irene Tyree died on October 7, 2006 at Virginia at age 51.8,2 She Dreama Tyree Wilkes, 51, of Vinton, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2006. She was preceded in death by her father, James W. "Bill" Tyree. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Darrell Dewayne Wilkes; son, Christian S. Wilkes; daughter, Heather R. Wilkes; mother Garnett Tyree Gerland; sister, Vicki Brown and husband Johnny; niece, Misty Klein and husband Glenn; nephew, Adrian Smith; great-nephew Ashton Klein; mother and father-in-law, June and James Wilkes. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Moore officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at Oakeys Vinton Chapel. Arrangements by Oakeys Vinton Chapel. on October 10, 2006.2

Family

Darrell Dewayne Wilkes
Marriage*She married Darrell Dewayne Wilkes on May 11, 1973 at Bedford Co., Virginia.6,1,2,3 
Children
  • Christian Shaun Wilkes1,2
  • Heather Renea Wilkes2

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Garnett Irene Lawrence Tyree Gerland obituary in the May 23, 2010 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dreama Tyree Wilkes obituary in the Oct 10, 2006 edition.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  5. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  6. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Francis S. Gerland obituary in the Jun 8, 2001 edition.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S10520] Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery, Bedford Co., VA, online www.findagrave.com.

Francis Sherwood "Frank" Gerland1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. October 12, 1922, d. June 7, 2001
     Francis Sherwood "Frank" Gerland married Garnet Irene Lawrence, daughter of Noah Bluford Lawrence and Vida Oyler Conner.1,3 Francis Sherwood "Frank" Gerland was buried at Mount Olivet Memorial Gardens (formerly Holy Land Cemetery), 1060 Jericho Road, Bedford Co., Virginia.2 His Social Security Number was 218-12-0782.7 He was born on October 12, 1922 at Baltimore, Maryland.2,7,4,6 He died on June 7, 2001 at Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 78.2,7,5 He GERLAND, Francis S., 78, of Vinton, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2001. He was born October 12, 1922, the son of the late Harry A. Gerland and Florence Bargar Gerland. Surviving are his wife, Garnett T. Gerland of Vinton; two stepdaughters, Dream Wilkes of Vinton, Vicki Smith of Roanoke; four stepgrandchildren; nephew, John C. Klinefelter; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Raymond and Opal Lawrence of Radford; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Marvin and Reba Jones of Pilot, Va; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Radford of Roanoke, Ilene Lawrence of Roanoke, Reba Lawrence of Christiansburg. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2001 at Lotz Vinton Chapel with Rev. Dennis Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Land Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel.
on June 8, 2001.2

Family

Garnet Irene Lawrence b. December 29, 1930, d. May 22, 2010
Marriage*He married Garnet Irene Lawrence, daughter of Noah Bluford Lawrence and Vida Oyler Conner.1,3 

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dorothy Alice Lawrence Radford obituary in the Aug 26, 2006 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Francis S. Gerland obituary in the Jun 8, 2001 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Garnett Irene Lawrence Tyree Gerland obituary in the May 23, 2010 edition.
  4. [S5223] Social Security Administration, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Henry Elmo "Buddy" Saunders1,2,3,4

M, b. December 25, 1925, d. October 3, 1998
     His Social Security Number was 226-26-6442.5 Henry Elmo "Buddy" Saunders was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,3 He was born on December 25, 1925 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.1,5,4 He married Mary Frances Lawrence, daughter of Noah Bluford Lawrence and Vida Oyler Conner, on September 28, 1962 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,6,7,8,4 Henry Elmo "Buddy" Saunders died on October 3, 1998 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 72.1,5,3 He SAUNDERS, Henry Elmo, ("Buddy"), 72, of Bent Mountain, died Saturday, October 3, 1998 at the V. A. Medical Center after a short illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lawrence Saunders and his parents, Samuel and Vivian Saunders. He is survived by a daughter, Donna Lynn Vest; a grandson, Zachary Lee Vest, all of Bent Mountain. Also surviving are two sisters, Eva J. Heath and H. Louise Sanders and their families, all of Roanoke. He was a veteran of World War II and a life-long member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. The family will receive guests and Oakey's Downtown on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday, October 5, 1998 at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel. The Rev. Anthony Busic will officiate. Interment will follow in Wilson's Cemetery, Floyd County. Special thanks to a family friend, Faye Quam. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel. on October 4, 1998.3

Family

Mary Frances Lawrence b. March 29, 1933, d. April 13, 1995
Marriage*He married Mary Frances Lawrence, daughter of Noah Bluford Lawrence and Vida Oyler Conner, on September 28, 1962 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3,6,7,8,4 
Child
  • Donna Lynn Saunders3,6,7

Citations

  1. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Lawrence Marshall obituary in the Apr 14, 1995 edition.
  3. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Henry Elmo Saunders obituary in the Oct 4, 1998 edition.
  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. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Lawrence Saunders obituary in the Apr 14, 1995 edition.
  7. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dorothy Alice Lawrence Radford obituary in the Aug 26, 2006 edition.

Marvin Delano Jones1,2,3,4

M, b. circa 1936, d. April 14, 2013
FatherSwanson Thomas Jones3,2,5,6,4 b. February 3, 1895, d. August 28, 1975
MotherRoxie Elizabeth McNeil2,3,6,4 b. December 24, 1899, d. December 24, 1958
     Marvin Delano Jones was buried at Huffville Union Church Cemetery, Terrys Fork, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 He was born circa 1936 at Virginia.2,6 He married Reba Pearl Lawrence, daughter of Noah Bluford Lawrence and Vida Oyler Conner, on November 21, 1956 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,7,8 Marvin Delano Jones died on April 14, 2013 at Pilot, Montgomery Co., Virginia.4 He Marvin Delano Jones, 76, of Pilot, passed away peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer on Sunday, April 14, 2013. He dearly loved his family and his farm. He is preceded in death by his parents, Swanson Thomas and Roxie McNeil Jones; two sisters; and six brothers. He is survived by his wife, Reba L. Jones; daughter, Nancy J. Jones; grandsons, Terry and Amanda Poff, Adam and Deborah Poff; great-grandchildren, Gavin Poff, Aiden Poff, and Tressa Poff; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leon Alley officiating. Interment to follow in the Huffville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at the funeral home. on April 16, 2013.4

Census Records

1940Dwelling 26, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Family

Reba Pearl Lawrence
Marriage*Marvin Delano Jones married Reba Pearl Lawrence, daughter of Noah Bluford Lawrence and Vida Oyler Conner, on November 21, 1956 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,7,8 
Child
  • Nancy Jane Jones1,3,4

Citations

  1. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Marvin Delano Jones obituary in the Apr 16, 2013 edition.
  5. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Swanson T. Jones obituary in the Sep 4, 1975 edition.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Dorothy Alice Lawrence Radford obituary in the Aug 26, 2006 edition.
  8. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Garnett Irene Lawrence Tyree Gerland obituary in the May 23, 2010 edition.

John G. Thrash Jr.1,2,3

M, b. November 3, 1800, d. January 7, 1871
FatherJohn G. Thrash Sr.2,3 b. August 31, 1767, d. July 4, 1853
MotherLydia "Liddy" Cole2 b. circa 1774, d. July 7, 1861
     John G. Thrash Jr. was buried at Hominy Baptist Church Cemetery, Buncombe Co., North Carolina.1,4 He John Thrash, Jr., was born in Montgomery County, Virginia on November 3, 1800. In 1828 he moved to Buncombe County to live with his grandfather, Valentine Thrash, a farmer with large holdings of fertile farm lands on Newfound and Turkey Creek. John married Lucinda Yountz Waycaster, Valentine Thrash's fourteen-year-old stepdaughter, in 1828 and went on to become a prominent leader in the community. Besides being the county surveyor, he served as a member of the North
Carolina House of Commons. in 1837, John purchased 400 acres of prime land from Jacob Weaver near Tom Moore's Creek in Hominy Valley. He moved his growing family near the mountain from Leicester and built a beautiful home near the present intersection of Monte Vista and Asbury Roads in the Candler
section of Lower Hominy. There John worked and prospered from the types of crops grown on his fertile fields and from the high production from his tremendous orchards of apple and cherry trees. He continued to increase the size of his properties by working as a surveyor and making trips to southern cities. He died in 1871 and his wife Lucinda died in 1903. They are both buried in Hominy Baptist Church Cemetery.4 He was born on November 3, 1800 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.1,4,2,3 He married Lucinda Yountz, daughter of Barbara Clarisa Yountz, on June 1, 1828 at North Carolina.4,2,3 John G. Thrash Jr. died on January 7, 1871 at Buncombe Co., North Carolina, at age 70.1,2,3

Census Records

1850Dwelling 397, Buncombe Co., North Carolina5
1860Dwelling 491, Buncombe Co., North Carolina6
1870Dwelling 129, Sulphur Springs, Buncombe Co., North Carolina7

Occupation

1850Farmer5
1860Farmer6
1870Farmer7

Family

Lucinda Yountz b. September 20, 1814, d. December 26, 1903
Marriage*John G. Thrash Jr. married Lucinda Yountz, daughter of Barbara Clarisa Yountz, on June 1, 1828 at North Carolina.4,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1649] Hominy Baptist Church Cemetery, online http://www.obcgs.com/hominycem.html
  2. [S6421] Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society, The Heritage of Old Buncombe County North Carolina Volume II.
  3. [S6422] Information transcribed be Augustus B. Thrash from family bible and additional info from an unknown g-g-dranddaughter of his, "John Thash Family."
  4. [S2197] Unknown author, Unidentified Book, From page 211, written by David Holcombe in and unidentified book.
  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. [S166] National Archives and Records Administration, 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1653] Bureau of Vital Statistics North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1976, From the Dr. George Hamilton Thrash death certificate.
  9. [S851] Unknown, "Thrash/McGill," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Sep 29, 2001.
  10. [S1653] Bureau of Vital Statistics North Carolina State Board of Health, North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1976, From the Laura Lucinda Green death certificate.
  11. [S2577] Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960, online https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1454923

Nancy Sue Conner1,2,3

F, b. August 1, 1940, d. January 27, 2015
FatherHugh Conner1 b. May 14, 1905, d. September 23, 1973
MotherMary Pauline Hodges4,1,5 b. August 8, 1920, d. January 14, 2002
     Nancy Sue Conner was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.5 She was born on August 1, 1940 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5 She married William Junior Bowman, son of Howard Samuel Bowman and Martha Holt, on September 29, 1962 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,5 As of September 29, 1962,her married name was Bowman. Nancy Sue Conner died on January 27, 2015 at Virginia at age 74.5 She Nancy Conner Bowman, 74, of Check, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. She was born on August 1, 1940, and was a member of Havens Chapel United Methodist Church in Check, Va. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Bowman; her father, Hugh Conner; her mother, Pauline Conner Hopkins; a brother, Curtis Conner; and a granddaughter, Brittany Jones. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Kent Jones, of Concord, N.C; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Lisa Bowman, of Floyd, Va; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Leon Wildman, of Riner, Va; four grandchildren, Dana Hamrick, of Riner, Va., Lindsey Jones, of Boone, N.C., Amber Abate and husband, Jonathan, Floyd,Va., Daniel Jones, of Blacksburg, Va. Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Darren Landon officiating. Interment will follow at the Wilson Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Gardner Funeral Home after 6 p.m. where the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Havens Chapel United Methodist Church Food Pantry. The family expresses special thanks to Nancy's community and church family who assisted her during her illness, the ICU and fourth floor doctors and nurses at Montgomery Lewis-Gale Hospital, the staff at Wake Forest Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC, and the Blue Ridge Cancer Center. on January 29, 2015.5

Family

William Junior Bowman b. July 25, 1938, d. May 14, 2011
Marriage*She married William Junior Bowman, son of Howard Samuel Bowman and Martha Holt, on September 29, 1962 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,4,5 
Children
  • Cynthia Darlene "Cindy" Bowman2,6,5
  • Michael Wayne "Mike" Bowman4,3,6,5
  • Janice Sue Bowman6,5

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S936] VA Montgomery Co., Register 9, Montgomery Co., VA Marriage Records.
  3. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Pauline Hodges Hopkins obituary in the Jan 15, 2002 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Nancy Conner Bowman obituary in the Jan 29, 2015 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Junior Bowman obituary in the May 15, 2011 edition.

Curtis Eugene Conner1,2,3

M, b. December 7, 1945, d. March 12, 1975
FatherHugh Conner1,4,5,3 b. May 14, 1905, d. September 23, 1973
MotherMary Pauline Hodges6,1,4,5,3 b. August 8, 1920, d. January 14, 2002
     Curtis Eugene Conner was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,8,2 He FLOYD - Curtis Eugene Conner, age 29, of Christiansburg, died Wednesday. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Linda Sowers Conner; one son, Gregory Eugene Conner; two step-children, Pammie and Jammie Sowers, all of Christiansburg; his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. John Wright of Christiansburg; one sister, Mrs. William Bowman of Check. Funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Haven's Chapel Methodist Church at Terrys Fork, with the Rev. Dewey Weaver and the Rev. Holley Hensley officiating. Internment in Wilson Cemetery.2 He was born on December 7, 1945 at Christiansburg, Montgomery Co., Virginia.7,8,1,3 He married Linda Christine Snavely, daughter of Edward Eugene Snavely and Ina Beatrice Lucas, on November 29, 1974 at Radford, Virginia.2,3 Curtis Eugene Conner died on March 12, 1975 at Virginia at age 29.7,8

Family

Linda Christine Snavely
Marriage*He married Linda Christine Snavely, daughter of Edward Eugene Snavely and Ina Beatrice Lucas, on November 29, 1974 at Radford, Virginia.2,3 
Child
  • Gregory Eugene "Greg" Conner6,2

Citations

  1. [S935] VA Montgomery Co., Register 6, Montgomery Co., VA Marriage Records.
  2. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Curtis Eugene Conner obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  3. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Hugh Conner obituary in the Sep 27, 1973 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Nancy Conner Bowman obituary in the Jan 29, 2015 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Pauline Hodges Hopkins obituary in the Jan 15, 2002 edition.
  7. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  8. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.

William Junior Bowman1,2,3,4

M, b. July 25, 1938, d. May 14, 2011
FatherHoward Samuel Bowman1,4
MotherMartha Holt1
     William Junior Bowman was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.4 He was born on July 25, 1938 at Patrick Co., Virginia.1 He married Nancy Sue Conner, daughter of Hugh Conner and Mary Pauline Hodges, on September 29, 1962 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,6 William Junior Bowman died on May 14, 2011 at Virginia at age 72.4 He William Junior Bowman, 72, of Check, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011, with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Brittany Jones; father, Howard Bowman; and brother, Arthur Bowman. Mr. Bowman is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nancy Bowman; mother, Martha Bowman; children and spouses, Cindy and Kent Jones, Mike and Lisa Bowman, Janice and Leon Wildman; grandchildren, Dana Hamrick, Lindsey and Daniel Jones, and Amber Bowman; three brothers, Sam, Warren and Terry; five sisters, Maggie, Thelma, Erlene, Kathy and Barbara. Arrangements are being handled by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2011, where the family will be until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011, at the Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with Darren Landon officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Locust Grove Fire Department and Rescue Squad. on May 15, 2011.4

Family

Nancy Sue Conner b. August 1, 1940, d. January 27, 2015
Marriage*He married Nancy Sue Conner, daughter of Hugh Conner and Mary Pauline Hodges, on September 29, 1962 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,5,6 
Children
  • Cynthia Darlene "Cindy" Bowman2,4,6
  • Michael Wayne "Mike" Bowman5,3,4,6
  • Janice Sue Bowman4,6

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S936] VA Montgomery Co., Register 9, Montgomery Co., VA Marriage Records.
  3. [S10] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 7, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the William Junior Bowman obituary in the May 15, 2011 edition.
  5. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Pauline Hodges Hopkins obituary in the Jan 15, 2002 edition.
  6. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Nancy Conner Bowman obituary in the Jan 29, 2015 edition.

Robert Weldon Mitchell Sr.1,2,3,4,5

M, b. October 11, 1890, d. July 14, 1951
     Robert Weldon Mitchell Sr. was buried at Evergreen Burial Park, 1307 Summit Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia.4,5 He was born on October 11, 1890 at Lynchburg, Virginia; On his WWII Draft Registration card he listed his birth date as Oct 11, 1891 and his WWI Draft Registration card has Oct 11, 1888.2,3,5 He married Mattie Emma Conner, daughter of Robert Lee "Pa Dad" Conner and Mary Byar Yates, in 1908 at Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland.1 Robert Weldon Mitchell Sr. and Mattie Emma Conner were divorced before 1912. Robert Weldon Mitchell Sr. died on July 14, 1951 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 60.4,5

Census Records

1910Dwelling 118, District 123, Melrose Ward, Roanoke, Virginia6

Occupation

1910Railroad brakeman6

Family

Mattie Emma Conner b. September 5, 1890, d. July 17, 1972
Marriage*Robert Weldon Mitchell Sr. married Mattie Emma Conner, daughter of Robert Lee "Pa Dad" Conner and Mary Byar Yates, in 1908 at Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland.1 
Divorce* Robert Weldon Mitchell Sr. and Mattie Emma Conner were divorced before 1912. 

Citations

  1. [S274] Robert & Juanita Elmore Conner, "Personal Papers of Robert & Juanita Elmore Conner."
  2. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  3. [S1253] Selective Service System United States, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  4. [S2072] Patricia C. Vest, "Robert Weldon Mitchell," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, Jun 25, 2010.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.

Valentine Thrash1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, b. January 31, 1748/49, d. March 3, 1835
FatherMartin Treish/Thrash Sr.3 b. 1719, d. May 20, 1762
MotherElizabeth Unknown3 b. circa 1720
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     Valentine Thrash was buried at Newfound Baptist Church Cemetery, Rt. 151, Candler, Buncombe Co., North Carolina.1,5 He Valentine Thrash was born in Germany January 31, 1749 and came to America as a boy with his parents (names unknown) and probably an older brother Jacob. Valentine is known to have lived at one time in Maryland where his father died. He was living in Orange County, North Carolina in 1776 when he volunteered for the first of five times, each time as a private in the Continental Army. He was under Captain Faulkner, Col. Ramsey, Col. William Moore, and General Rutherford, who, he states in his pension "marched us from Orange County up the state after the Indians". He was discharged at the end of three months' campaign. During his other enlistments he was with General Gates when he was defeated near Camden, South Carolina, was in a battle with the Tories at the Shallow Ford of the Yadkin, and was with Col. Moore and General Rutherford in a skirmish with the British at the Reedy Fork of the Haw River. After this they joined General Gates and fought the British again at the Guilford Court House. His last enlistment was in 1781, again with Moore and Rutherford, during which they fought the Tories at Browns Marsh. Sometime in 1782 he moved with his family to Botetort County, Virginia where he lived for sixteen years on the South Fork of the Roanoke River which later became part of Montgomery County. Records show his residence there in 1782; in 1783 he had one hundred nine acres of land surveyed; in 1785 he was listed in the enumeration of Botetort County and he was listed in the 1790 tax list of Montgomery County. The name of Valentine's first wife is unknown. His known children were John Thrash born 1770, who married Liddy Cole, Sarah Thrash who married Samuel Cole, Rachel Thrash born 1779 and died 1870 who married David Cole who was born 1775 and died 1832, and William Thrash born 1780 who married f1rst Betsy Barnett Jan. 25, 1802 and second Catey Lester January 21, 1815. There were also two other probable children as records show that a Catherine Thrash married John Cooper in Montgomery County Virginia, on December 30, 1797 with Valentine Thrash as a surety. A Hannah Thrash (ca 1791-1872) married Luke McCurran (ca 1785-1847) and was accepted as Valentine's daughter on D.A.R. application by a McCurran descendant. In 1798, presumably after the death of his first wife, Valentine returned to the North Carolina mountains which he had first seen twenty-two years before while on General Rutherford's expedition. He was accompanied by his two daughters Sarah and Rachel and their husbands Samuel and David Cole from whom many of the Cole families of Buncombe County descended. Valetine and the Coles settled in the Leicester section of Buncombe County where Valentine purchased approximately four hundred acres of land on Newfound and Turkey Creek between 1803 and 1814. According to family tradition he lived in the "Rabbit Ham" area and farmed these acres for his lifetime. On October 10, 1818, Valentine married young widow Barbara Yountz (1784-January 31, 1871). He found Barbara and her young daughter Lucinda (September 20, 1814-December 26, 1903) living in poverty in an abandoned cabin. He gave them assistance and friendship and after their marriage he raised Lucinda as his own daughter. He and Barbara had no children. Lucinda first married a man named Waycaster who died shortly afterward. Her second husband was John Thrash, Jr. (November 3, 1800-January 7 1871) grandson of Valentine who came from Virginia to join his grandfather, John, Jr. and Lucinda were married June 1, 1828 when she was only fourteen and they had ten children. Valentine was a highly respected citizen of Buncombe County and has numerous descendants still living in the area as well as Georgia, Texas, Arkansas, and Washington State. He died March 3, 1835 and his monument stands in the cemetery of Newfound Baptist Church of which he was a member. His wife Barbara is buried in the Hominy Baptist Church Cemetery along with John, Jr. and Lucinda.5 He was born on January 31, 1748/49 at Germany.3,4,5,8 He married Mary Yountz circa 1767. Valentine Thrash married Barbara Clarisa Yountz on October 10, 1818 at North Carolina.5 Valentine Thrash left a will on January 28, 1829 at Buncombe Co., North Carolina; In the name of God, Amen. I, Valentine Thrash of the County of Buncombe and state of North Carolina, being of sound and perfect mind and memory and enjoying moderate health of body, thank God. But calling to mind that all men are appointed once to die, do this the 28th day of January, in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Nine, make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say first after death, I commend my soul to God and my body to the earth in decent and Christian like manner. Then after all my just debts are paid first, I give and bequeth unto my affectionate wife Barbara Thrash my dwelling house, kitchen, and garden with all and everything pertaining thereunto except my good bed and furniture, also her horse saddle and bridle and her cow all to peacably possess and enjoy as her right and property during her widowhood and afterwards to have half the house and kitchen furniture with her horse saddle, cow and ...?. Secondly, I give and bequeth to my grandson, John Thrash, Jr., my farm, necessary tools, both farming and mechanical, also my horses, cattle, sheep on hand, and one good bed and furniture all to peacably possess and enjoy as his right and property and his heirs or assigns forever. And I hereby make and appoint my worthy grandson John Thrash, Jr., Executor of this my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I, the said Valentine Thrash, have to this my last Will and Testament, set my hand and seal the day and year above written. Signed, Sealed, Published and Declared by the said Valentine Thrash, the Testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us were present at the time of Signing and Sealing thereof. Nathan Morrison - Valentine "X" (his mark) Thrash John Reynolds, Executor - Sworn April 22, 1835 Jesse Roberts.2 He Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements
Pension application of Valentine (Volintine) Thrash W1332 Barbara fn85NC
Transcribed by Will Graves
State of North Carolina, County of Buncombe: Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions July
Sessions 1833
On this 3rd day of July 1833 personally appeared before the court aforesaid Valentine Thrash a
resident of the County of Buncombe and State of North Carolina aged 84 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed June 7th, 1832. That he volunteered in the service of the United States as a private in the year 1776 under Captain Falkner Colonels Ramsey and more [sic, Moore ?] and General Rutherford and was marched from Orange County North Carolina (where he first volunteered) up the State after the Indians but was in no engagement he volunteered for three months and he received no written Discharge was discharged verbally by Colonel Moore. He states that he volunteered again for the term of three months as a private under Captain George Oldham and was marched from Orange County N. C. and Joined General Gates's Army then marched to near Camblen [sic, Camden] to Rugeley's Mill where General Gates and his Army was defeated. He volunteered a third time as a private for three months under Captain Dudley Reynolds in the light horse Service who was under Colonel Paisley and was marched to Salisbury and from Hillsboro and Joined General John Butler thence he was marched to the Shallow Ford of the Yadkin River in pursuit of the Tories he did not arrive till after the Skirmish was over. Then he was marched back to Salisbury and was dismissed – but received no discharge only verbally. He states that he volunteered a fourth time as a private for the term of four weeks under Captain George Oldham who was under Colonel Moore who was under General Butler. And was marched to the Reedy fork of Haw River and was in a small Skirmish with the British then the Soldiers being dispersed we went home and in a few days was collected and marched to Guilford County and Joined General Green [sic, Nathanael Greene] and on the next day was at Guilford Battle he received no written discharge. He states that he volunteered the same year which he thinks was 1781 as a private (as was at all times before) for the term of three months under Captain Adam Saunders who was under Colonel Moore who was under General Rutherford and Butler. And was marched to Cross Creek then to what was then called the North East Bridge and was in a small engagement with the British or Tories
at a place called Brown Marsh then we crossed Cape Fear River and was discharged he received a written discharge from Colonel Moore but does not recollect what became of it. And he further states that he has no other way of proving his Services only by his home of. That he knows of no witness living. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or an annuity except the present and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any Agency of any State. Sworn to and Subscribed the day and year aforesaid. S/ Valentine Thrash, X his mark
[Nathan Harrison, a clergyman, and William Brown gave the standard supporting affidavit.]
Interrogatories by the Court
Interrogatory:
1st When and in what year were you born? Answer: I was born in Germany in the year 1749
2nd Have you any record of your age and if so where is it? Ans: I had once a record of my age in a Dutch sermon book belonging to my father which was sold at his decease in Maryland
3rd Where were you living when called into service: where have you lived since the Revolutionary War and where do you now live? Ans: I was living in North Carolina in Orange County when first called into service and I lived there about one year after the war then I moved to Virginia in Botetourt County afterward divided and I lived in Montgomery part the whole term of my residence in Virginia was about 16 years then I moved back to North Carolina again to Buncombe County in the year 1798 where I have lived ever since and where I now live
4th How were you called into service; were you drafted; did you volunteer or were you a substitute, and if in substitute, for whom? Ans: I never was Drafted – nor Substituted but volunteered in at [sic] five Different times during the war
5th State the names of some of the regular officers who were with the troops when you served, such Continental and militia regiments as you can recollect and the general circumstances of your service. Ans: On first entering the Services Colonels Moore and Ramsey was Commanders, and General Butler, Colonel Caswell and General Caswell of the militia was of my Regiment and General Gates of the Continental line latter part of my services I was under Colonel Moore General Rutherford and Butler and was generally in pursuit of the British and Tories and was in the Country about Cross Creek at Wilmington and Cape Fear
6th Did you ever receive a discharge from the service, and if so, by whom was it given and what has become of it? Ans: I received no written discharge for any Tour that I served except the last which was in the year 1781 when I left the service I received a written Discharge from Colonel Moore who I had been generally under during the Services but being an illiterate man I took no care of my discharge for I saw it would never benefit made anything and the war being ended I never knew what became of it.
7th State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood and who can testify as to your character for veracity and their belief in your services as a soldier in the revolution. Ans: Nathan Harrison, Isaac [illegible last name], Andrew Plimons, William Brown, Benj. Radcliff and David Roberts are all old citizens resident in the same neighborhood with myself and can testify as to my character.
[On July 26, 1856, Barbara Thrash, 73, a resident of Buncombe County filed for a bounty land grant stating that she was the widow of Valentine Thrash, a US pensioner at the rate of $45.83 per annum; and that she is a pensioner under her application made February 3, 1853 In March 1853, Barbara Thrash of Buncombe County, aged 69, filed for a widow's pension stating that she married Valentine Thrash on the October 10, 1818; and that her husband died on March 3, 1835 or thereabouts.] on July 3, 1833 at Buncombe Co., North Carolina.4 He died on March 3, 1835 at Buncombe Co., North Carolina, at age 86; Death date could possibly be Mar 4, 1835 accouding to the cemetery listing.1,5,8 His estate was probated in April, 1835 at Buncombe Co., North Carolina.2

Census Records

1800Morgan, Buncombe Co., North CarolinaThe enumeration reads Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25, 1; Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over, 1; Free White Persons - Females - Under 10, 1; Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15, 1; Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25, 1; Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over, 1; Number of Household Members Under 16, 2; Number of Household Members Over 25, 2; Number of Household Members, 66
1810Buncombe Co., North CarolinaThe enumeration reads Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over, 1; Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over, 1; Number of Household Members Over 25, 2; Number of Household Members, 27
1820Buncombe Co., North CarolinaThe enumeration reads Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over, 1; Free White Persons - Females - Under 10, 1; Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44, 1; Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture, 1; Free White Persons - Under 16, 1; Free White Persons - Over 25, 2; Total Free White Persons, 3; Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other     , 39
1830Buncombe Co., North CarolinaThe enumeration reads Free White Persons - Males - Under 5, 1; Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39, 1; Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19, 1; Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49, 1; Free White Persons - Under 20, 2; Free White Persons - 20 thru 49, 2; Total Free White Persons, 4; Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored), 410

Family 1

Mary Yountz d. circa 1817
Marriage*Valentine Thrash married Mary Yountz circa 1767. 
Children

Family 2

Barbara Clarisa Yountz b. 1784, d. January 31, 1871
Marriage*Valentine Thrash married Barbara Clarisa Yountz on October 10, 1818 at North Carolina.5 

Citations

  1. [S748] Janice Smyth, Newfound Baptist Church Cemetery, Leicester, Buncombe Co., NC.
  2. [S1652] Buncombe County Wills, online http://www.obcgs.com/wills-2.html, From the will of Valentine Thrash.
  3. [S1937] Jonathan A. Pace and Diane Kenny Pace Families, "Cole History."
  4. [S5543] Southern Campaigns Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters, online http://revwarapps.org/index.htm
  5. [S6421] Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society, The Heritage of Old Buncombe County North Carolina Volume II.
  6. [S749] National Archives and Records Administration, 1800 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S406] National Archives and Records Administration, 1810 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S6422] Information transcribed be Augustus B. Thrash from family bible and additional info from an unknown g-g-dranddaughter of his, "John Thash Family."
  9. [S409] National Archives and Records Administration, 1820 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S413] National Archives and Records Administration, 1830 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S296] Miss Emily Allen & Mrs. Devota Parrish Pack, Deaths in Court Records Of Montgomery County, Virginia 1853-1871.
  12. [S280] Anne Lowry Worrell, A Brief of Wills and Marriages in Montgomery and Fincastle Counties, Virginia, 1733-1831.